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Find a Teacher - Certified Meditation Teachers

This is a listing of some of the qualified meditation instructors that have gone through the Meditation Learning Centers, "Teacher Training Program" each instructor is a certified, and experienced teacher of meditation. One should feel free to contact these teachers for their advice or services.


Tina Aruta


Tina has been a student of the Buddha's teachings for the past 20 years.  She also inquires into the nature of self & reality from the perspective of Advaita, or nonduality.


Tina is a 2016 graduate of the Meditation Learning Center Teacher Training Program, and she is also a certified facilitator in the mindfulness system of Shinzen Young, Foundations of Unified Mindfulness. Tina is certified as an Integral Yoga Teacher, and she is a certified Reiki Master.  She also finished training, with John Kim, author of The Angry Therapist, to become a Catalyst Life Coach.  


In her spare time, Tina enjoys meditation, yoga, cooking, and studying Buddhist & Nondual teachings. Tina is also a big fan of art, music & TV shows from the 60’s and 70’s.


Tina is available, via Zoom, for personal mindfulness instruction sessions.  She can be reached at 

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Dawn Hurley

Red Deer County

Canada, AB

Dawn is a certified Meditation Teacher, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor.  She believes in establishing a strong mind-body connection for living a more radiant life.  Her premise as a holistic health and wellness mentor is to connect you with the tools for a basic foundation to build upon for your overall increased health, happiness, and success.  She utilizes a variety of modalities: Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, Nutrition, Movement, EFT Tapping, and MBSR. 

Dawn empowers you to: self inquire, identify imbalances, learn tools to assist with overcoming stress and anxiety, help with mental states, improve your physical and mental health by moving in ways that make you feel good, nutritional adjustments, provide education and assistance to elevate your consciousness, and to hone in and cultivate your life’s purpose. 

Dawn is the founder of Moons Rising.  A holistic health and wellness company supporting whole-body health and wellness through meditation, nutrition, movement, and energetic and spiritual alignment.  Moons Rising offers a variety of courses, retreats, group classes and 1:1 session’s both locally and online, to educate, enhance and support one’s journey.  Moons Rising is a space for those who seek inner peace and personal growth through the development of wisdom, intuition, and compassion in an environment that promotes community, kindness, health and wellness. 


Leanne is a newly certified meditation teacher. She also is a certified hypnotherapist, reiki master, and yoga instructor. She finds joy in helping people over come their traumas and manifesting their goals. For more information you can email her at 

Leanne Hobrath

Virginia Beach, VA

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Megan Wawryk


Saskatchewan Canada

Megan Wawryk is a certified meditation teacher, reiki healer, and lover of spirituality, mental health, metaphysics and education.  Megan owns her own studio, Soul Tree Meditation, located in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada, where she teaches meditation classes and practices Reiki healing.  Megan has been meditating for ten years and has spent the last decade studying psychology, consciousness, metaphysics and the mind/body connection. Megan’s classes touch upon a mixture of scientific evidence, academic information, self-study, and spiritual exploration in order to teach others how to connect with their own energy and greatly improve their mental health and quality of life through a meditation practice. Classes range from basic meditation instruction to more advanced education about energy and consciousness. She teaches these concepts with the hopes of enlightening and empowering others through regular meditation, education, and connection. For more information, you can visit her website at

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Tracy Vega

Lake Placid, FL

Tracy Vega is a lifelong resident of Lake Placid FL. She has been trained through The Meditation Learning Center as a certified meditation guide. She hosts group and private sessions, and hopes to have a full meditation studio in the near future.

Her passion for a deep inward connection, as well as cultivating that gift in others, has developed through 20+ years of leadership roles as a worship director, teaching women’s groups, volunteering in youth mentorship programs, and hosting her own spiritually centered events. Discovering the benefits of mindfulness and stillness through meditation has given a new purpose to her lifelong call. 


Along with Guided Meditations, Tracy offers several different styles that accommodate a variety of needs and individual comfort levels 

such as: Mindfulness Meditation, Breathing Meditation, Open awareness Meditation, Body Scan Meditation, Walking meditation, Mindful eating meditation, Sound bath Meditation. 

As a vocalist, Tracy is a strong advocate for music and sound as an important part of one’s balance and healing. This portion can involve singing and/or sound bowls to provide the appropriate tones and vibrations. 


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Deborah Early, PhD

Deborah first started practicing different types of meditation in the ‘90’s, and began a more regular practice about a decade ago. In 2012 she started attending more formal mindfulness training programs and she regularly engages in ongoing continuing well-being education with an holistic approach. A current, daily meditation practice has helped her be more present and have an open curiosity to life.


Deborah is a certified Meditation Teacher (300 hours) and has facilitated private residential retreats in New Zealand and the USA. She has also facilitated various 2-week, 4-week, and 6-week Mindfulness series in the USA as well as one-one classes via ‘phone. Attendees have included educators, caregivers, those wanting to be more present in their own lives, and those feeling stuck or suffering from grief, loss, difficult life transitions, or pain.

Deborah provides a safe space to develop and support your practice. Contact Deborah via email:"

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Carl Young

Phoenix,  Arizona

Carl Young (no relation to C.G. Jung) brings his background in business analysis and technical training to the world of mindfulness meditation. A 20 plus year participant in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, he has expanded into Vipassana and Samatha style meditation practices. He has completed the 300-hour teacher training program at The Meditation Learning Center and is certified to teach meditation to individuals and groups. He is grateful to Shane Wilson of The Meditation Learning Center for showing the way to teach meditation without a religious empowerment.

He facilitates a weekly newcomer question and answer session at a public meditation group in Phoenix, and is available via Zoom or Skype to teach worldwide.

Carl lives with his wife, a teen-aged son, two dogs and a cat. He has a day job in corporate America, and enjoys showing others how to integrate family life and work into a daily meditation practice.


Carl can be reached via


Suzanne Baeza worked in the Aerospace field for 15 years and is a USMC Veteran. She started on a journey of healing/self discovery 7 years ago. She attended several retreats, in a few of them she learned about Yoga Nidra and it helped her tremendously with anxiety and depression due to her military service . Suzanne decided to become a Meditation Teacher so she can help those suffering from Trauma and help people find calm in their lives. She offers art classes along with meditation and meditation with children. She says that she truly enjoys being creative!

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Suzanne Baeza

Murrieta, California 

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Pascuala Miller

Azle, Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Pascuala Miller

Azle, Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Pascuala Miller offers Meditation, Yoga and Vibrational Sound Therapy to the general public.


She has been practicing meditation for more than ten years.  She has trained with Venerable Buddhist Monks in Thailand, and in The USA.  She has taken several meditation courses and retreats from The Middle Way Meditation, Vipassana-Meditation as thought by V.S. Goenka, The Art of Living Foundation, and Isha Foundation among others.


Meditation has greatly impacted her life in a positive way.  Her passion is to help making this ancient practice accessible to everyone who is interested in learning the art of going within.  


Her meditation programs are: 


  • Mind-Gardener 

  • Speak Silence.  

  • Vibration, Yoga & Meditation Flow


For more information, please visit


Pascuala is certified by the Meditation Learning Center to teach mindfulness and meditation.

Registered Yoga Teacher with YogaAlliance (200 RYT) and Vibrational Sound Certified Therapist by the Vibrational Sound Association (VSA).


Naomi Zoelman

Oshawa, Ontario


Naomi is a certified Meditation Teacher and a registered Yoga Teacher, with an educational and professional background in Social Services and Abnormal Psychology. Naomi is a holistic wellness passionate, educational assistant and a lover of life. Naomi finds sound peace in fresh fruit, the sound of laughter, nature, rustic atmospheres and serene musical playlists.

Naomi’s meditation journey began many years ago when seeking refuge from years of batting an unhealthy mental component within herself, living with depression and disordered eating. In the desire to come back home to herself, she found meditation. And with meditation, she found herself again. The light, the spark, the laughter and the creative expression to live an inspired and individualistic life of love. In 2019, Naomi completed the Meditation Teacher Training Program through the Meditation Learning Centre.

With educational and professional experience in Social Services, Abnormal Psychology, Meditation and Yoga, she looks forward to utilizing these passions and skills in her own spiritual and personal journey, and too, looks forward to guiding those back home to themselves, and to be of support in their own spiritual and personal journeys.


“I am on a journey of becoming that of which I already am…”

Contact: Email - Instagram - @NaeLiving

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April Maguire

Upper Saddle River, NJ

To contact April email:


Jennifer Roy

 Alberta, Canada

Jennifer works with parents, children and youth to help them understand and explore their emotions and even learn to allow themselves to honor and appropriately release all of their emotions, even the ones labelled "bad." For our souls to grow, we must FEEL our emotions, for it is in our emotions a wealth of insight and wisdom is gained. Jen provides a safe and supportive environment for her clients to do so. Using Touch For Health & Energy work, and primarily Mindfulness Meditation, as well as Meditation, Visualization and Relaxation Techniques, Jen helps her clients look at limiting beliefs, destructive patterns, conditioning, and self-esteem, while providing emotional and stress management tools for children and youth that are easily incorporated and used in their daily lives.

Jennifer teaches children's group Self-esteem & Relaxation classes, and youth's Basic Mindfulness group classes, for setting up their own formal and informal practise.

Jen can also be contacted to help in setting up a family meditation practise.


Jen is Meditation Teacher Training Certified, Certificate of Completion in Mindfulness Curriculum K-12 and is a Certified Children's Relaxation Teacher.




Lyn’s focus in life and learning is about finding presence, grace & balance. After nearly 47 years in the corporate world, Lyn began her retirement career by opening a holistic healing center and retail shop located in the beautiful upstate mountains of South Carolina. With a life-long study of all things holistic, Lyn is certified in multiple healing modalities and is currently studying QiGong. As a certified meditation teacher, Lyn offers private and group classes to develop & support your meditation practice. Lyn teaches empowerment through self-development, self-care and awareness. Visit or contact Lyn via email,

Lyn Hatton

Sunset SC 

Julie Hsu

 Seattle, WA


Julie has been teaching yoga for over a decade and loves getting people hooked on yoga and meditation.  She especially enjoys teaching meditation to groups of beginners in a series format, helping them establish a consistent home practice.  Julie also works with more experienced groups in classes and workshop settings, as well as individuals. She has a passion for the deeper practice of yoga, making meditation a natural addition to her classes and teachings. 


To contact Julie:  206-607-7114 or


Esslin Terrighena,

Hong Kong SAR

Chartered Psychologist (B.Sc., MoC, Ph.D)

Esslin employs an integrative approach to psychotherapy, bringing together well-established methods from East and West to improve mental health and well-being in a holistic way. These include techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behaviour, Emotion Efficacy, Narrative and Schema Therapy, as well as Meditation and Mindfulness practices. She offers concrete strategies for transformation of thoughts and behaviours, and is especially passionate about helping individuals to identify, understand and resolve distressing emotions on their journey to greater mental health and well-being. Esslin offers individual, couple and family therapy consultations in person and online.



Paul began working with Shane Wilson several years ago focusing on Vipassana Meditation and Buddhist studies. He has completed the 300 hour Certified Meditation Teacher Training program offered by The Meditation Learning Center. Paul has studied different spiritual practices for 23 years and enjoys helping others on their path. Meditation that focuses on Stress Reduction is Paul's expertise. He looks to enhance the great building relationship between Buddhism and Scientific Research. Contact information: 480-458-7352

Paul Barrett

Gilbert, AZ

Carmen Rose - The Meditation Learning Ce

Carmen is a certified teacher in both meditation and yoga.  She  has been practicing these ancient traditions for most of her adult life and is passionate about weaving these practices into her daily activities as an effective means of improving health and overall well-being.  Carmen unveils the mystique behind meditation and yoga, bringing true clarity and practical everyday application for daily living.

To learn more about Carmen visit Yoga Inward at

Carmen Rose

 Paso Robles, CA

Connie Koch - Meditation Teacher Trainin

Initially out of high school I studied Social Work, and eventually became Local Government Administration Certified, & Internationally Certified as an Alcohol & Drug Counsellor.

I worked with Government Addictions Agencies until 2012 when I gave up my employment position due to illness. Since then I have been learning how to heal naturally due to the fact that medical science had no solutions for me.  I realized I needed to create an authentic natural healing process, of course this centered around learning how to meditate. My illness was an invitation to awaken to how I had been living an extremely busy stress filled life, without any real knowledge of what true self care and nurturing really looked like. I created an opportunity to learn, and made decisions to grow.   I’m exploring all kinds of alternative healing modalities, and I’m excited to continue on this adventure. I just recently began offering a meditation workshop in my community so that I may teach others how to meditate, and hopefully share my experience and wisdom.   Email:

Connie (Constance) Koch,

Alberta, Canada  

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Ryan is a Meditator, Mountain Biker, Camper, Kayaker, Didgeridoo Player, Photographer, Martial Artist, Teacher and Husband.


Ryan’s journey with meditation began in 2012 as an answer to chronic depression. Under Shane Wilson’s guidance, Ryan began practicing Vipassana and Jhana with an emphasis on working with the Hindrances (negative mind states). Ryan is a daily meditator (usually accompanied by his 2 dogs!) and every year looks forward to the Meditation Learning Center’s retreats, especially the 4-day silent retreats in Payson, AZ. In 2018, Ryan completed the Meditation Teacher Training Program through the Meditation Learning Center. Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and looks forward to using his teaching experience and his personal journey to bring meditation to those who need it.  


Ryan Nemec

Gilbert, Arizona 

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Frank Blankenship

 Lubbock, Texas

Frank Blankenship is a certified Vipassana meditation teacher and registered yoga teacher with additional training in Yin yoga practice. Frank spent many years in a corporate environment and in 2006 began a new journey that led to discovering the tremendous benefits of mindfulness and movement. This led to completion of a 200-hour vinyasa yoga training program and completion of the 300-hour meditation trainer program offered by Shane Wilson at the Meditation Learning Center as well as additional training in Yin yoga practice and basic anatomy. Through Barefoot Elements Wellness Frank and the Barefoot team offer individual private instruction at your location or ours, group instruction for your personal event, corporate group training, for special events or ongoing.  We are honored to invite you to go Barefoot with us and find the joy, stillness and peace you need in your life.


“The years wrinkle our skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles our soul.” -Socrates

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Christine Hicks Brassell

Phoenix, AZ 

Christine has been a practicing Naturopathic physician in the Phoenix Metropolitan area since 2008.  While her interest in Buddhism has been ongoing for 25 years, her dedicated Vipassana meditation practice has been just about 6 years in Phoenix and Mesa.   Christine is a regular attender at PHX Vipassana, where she frequently facilitates sits for beginner/guided and silent meditation.  She also attends Phoenix Self Realization Fellowship with her husband, and is learning about kriya yoga. 

Christine has been a student of Shane Wilson since 2013, and completed the first teacher’s training program in 2014.  They have collaborated on a few classes, with The Meditation Learning Center and the greater Arizona Mindfulness community.  She manages the Facebook group, Arizona Mindfulness Meditation.  Christine has taught several beginning meditation classes at Kharma Life Center in Uptown/Central Phoenix.  Her interests in teaching include adults and the elderly, beginners of any spiritual tradition that want to learn meditation without religion, incorporating mindfulness and meditation into health and vital living practices.  Additionally, she is comfortable in a hospital and hospice setting, both for patients and with families.  Contact is


April is a registered yoga teacher and owner of Art Of Yoga in Columbus GA.  She offers group and private instruction in yoga and meditation she is also certified in Yoga for Osteoporosis, Yoga For Trauma and Meditation. Art Of Yoga is a registered teacher training school with the Yoga Alliance and offers Yoga Teacher Training certification.  Free meditations are offered at the Art Of Yoga studio every Sunday at 5:30.  Please visit the Art Of Yoga website  or call 706-536-0005 for information on classes and more services.  

April P. Laxton
 E-RYT 200
 Columbus, GA


Owner/Instructor, The Mindful Life, LLC

Maureen is a Meditation Instructor and Mindful Eating Coach.  She is available for both group and one-on-one work.  Maureen holds a degree in Healthcare Administration and has managed Senior Care facilities for a number of years. Her personal practice of vispassana, or insight meditation, lead her to The Meditation Learning Center and Shane Wilson’s instruction.  


Maureen has personal experience and is experiencing success with mindful eating as a means of freedom from a lifelong struggle with eating disorders.  She readily connects with the elderly population and has extensive experience in teaching mindfulness and meditation in senior living communities.  

Maureen Bradley

 Scottsdale, Arizona

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Fred Jezzi

Sewickley PA

After decades in Corporate America Fred noticed a change in his lifestyle manifesting in weight gain, disruptive sleep and overall BLAH. After a deep internal search it was easy to identify that stress was the contributing factor. To win the war an overhaul was necessary. The career changed as did the physical and mental way of life. Six years later Fred is eating well, sleeping well and has stress under control. Today he is the proud co-owner of Revitalize - A Sewickley Wellness Centre where they offers their MINDANDBODY approach to wellness. This consists of Himalayan Salt, Flotation and LED Light Stimulation Therapy. Thanks to his training from the Meditation Learning Centre he is a Certified Meditation Instructor and can offer this simple yet effective method for internal education and growth. It was through an understanding of the connection between the mind and body that Fred enhanced his life and continues this approach through simple, daily meditation practices. "When the mind is calm, the body will relax" and everything is possible. It is quite a refreshing feeling to be able to live life in the moment, moments at a time.



Marc has been practicing meditation since 2009 and became a certified meditation teacher in 2016. He is facilitating a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (MBEI) model for at-risk and/or incarcerated youth. The curriculum includes training in: mindfulness meditation, emotional intelligence, communication, conflict resolution, and various resourcing and resiliency building skills. Participants develop greater self-awareness, improved impulse control, and greater social awareness giving them a new positive vision for their lives. 

Contact information:

Marc Biren

Mesa, Arizona


Richard has been engaged in personal yoga practice for seventeen years. He Successfully completed 200 hour yoga teacher training at Circle Yoga Shala in Jasper, Arkansas in 2012. Successfully completed 200-hour yoga teacher training at Wild Lotus Soul School in New Orleans in 2015. Co-owner and operator of Lotus In The Pines Yoga Studio in Natchitoches since 2001.

Richard Rodgers

Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Patricia Courtney

Lynnwood, Washington

"The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves". Khalil Gibran 

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to travel and live in a few parts of the world which allowed the opening to multiple visions, cultures and acceptance. As a Massage Therapist, I meet people of all kinds who are experiencing pain and stresses. It is not about comparisons and displays.  We all work at developing coping tools and aspire to be happier. Meditation is a part of my daily life and helped me greatly to go through challenges. It makes me become a better person as I like the way it makes me feel, how I grow, deal with others and extend my mind and my heart. I am simply happier. It is for this simple reason, to share happiness, I teach Meditation and its benefits to as many as possible, so they see the magic and beauty in themselves. The classes do not have any religious associations, it is primary about Meditation and its journey.

Everyone has the wish, at different level, to make our world better.

Group classes: Mondays 7pm – 8.30 pm

One on One: appointment only


Phone : 425 319 6009


Jan Weir

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Jan is a certified yoga teacher (Sivanada ,1975), and has practiced meditation for the same period. He follows a tradition called Zen Theosophy which is a blend of Eastern and Western thought and practices. You can read his articles here:

On the worldly side He is a semi-retired litigation lawyer who teaches a third-year course in business law at the University of Toronto (Canada), and is the co-author of the Critical Concepts of Canadian Business Law (Pearson).

Jan believes that every person, especially those on the spiritual path, have an obligation to influence our society. To practice what he preaches, he has a book in progress on the laws and regulations that are the hidden causes of income inequality. Having acted for major international banks and accounting firms, he brings a very different point of view from economist writers. He blogs on this topic on which is picked up by Rantt Media:





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Boon Truong-Quang

 Elgin, Illinois


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The Classical Indian Yoga for Householder Education Centre


Boontiva Truong-Quang has been spreading the message of good health, peace of mind, moral strength and spiritual enlightenment at Optimum Health, her private yoga studio, for decades. She teaches that yoga is the movement that transcends race, religion, gender, educational, economical and geographical barriers.  She concentrates on channeling the power and energy of Yoga education groups into a wellspring of wisdom that satisfies the thirst for the multi-faceted benefits of Yoga.


“Traveling Yoga aims to spread the good news of yoga through education in school systems, Corporate Wellness Programs, conferences, retreats, hospitals - (including cardiac patients, diabetics, those with lower back pain, HIV positive, addictions, psychiatric problems, respiratory patients), Veterans and Indigenous Peoples and hospice.”


Boontiva utilizes The 8 Fold Path of Patanjali and emphasizes meditation in a holistic and traditional way in an authentic setting, conducive to internalizing concepts. Consultation available on/off location, via Skype.

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Ann Frampton

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Ann is retired and has been practicing meditation for twenty years. She has recently completed the Teachers of Meditation Program and is now offering individual and group meditation classes. Her background is in human services and education working both in the field of early childhood education as well as with adult learners, many with disabilities and learning challenges. Annʼs current Mindfulness Meditation Practice includes teaching mindfulness meditation to adults, children and community groups. She hosts weekly classes for beginners and more seasoned meditators, while also providing mindfulness meditation instruction in individual or group sessions. Teaching techniques used to enhance the meditation experience include breath awareness, relaxation guided meditation, singing bowls and music.

Facebook/Messenger : Ann Frampton 

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Na'Imah Davenport, MSW

 Aberdeen, Maryland 

Na’Imah Davenport is a licensed Social Worker with nearly 20 years of experience in her field. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree from University of Maryland.  She has experience working with a multitude of populations which include foster care, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. While all of these positions helped her gain experience teaching meditation it wasn’t until her own patience was tested with her daughters that her need to meditate grew! As a result she began to practice what she preached. As a result Your Mind Matters Too was created and her passion is to help others learn to meditate to proactively decrease everyday stress.


Na'Imah teaches mindfulness meditation in the community (groups), holds individual sessions, and conducts corporate wellness trainings. While there are many benefits of meditation YMMT focuses on the reduction of stress, anxiety, depression and increased mental clarity. Her passion is to focus on mental health professionals to help them overcome stress in the workplace. These are the people who are told to practice self care, however, no one has ever formally taught them how. Visit for details.

Your Mind Matters Too, LLC



Shirley Atkinson retired from a 20 year career in the field of healthcare quality, patient safety. patient relations and risk management,  Since then, she completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in the Summer of 2015 and has been teaching classical yoga in her home studio as well as volunteering her services at various fundraising events in the community.


In  the Fall of 2017, Shirley completed the 300 hour Meditation Teacher Training Program with Shane Wilson at the Meditation Learning Center and is now teaching Learn to Meditate classes to her yoga students as well as to other people in her community.


Shirley Atkinson

London, Ontario, Canada


Scottie Putman, Ph.D.

Okemos, Michigan

Scottie teaches management, leadership, creative thinking, and organization development, as well as meditation. She is devoted to exploring new perspectives on the ways we view and manage our organizations and ourselves, believing that by changing the way we think we can learn new ways of working together, learn to work with honor, respect each other, and create a livable, sustainable future of potential. In addition, she is a certified Strengths Advocate, a certified practitioner of Esoteric Healing, and a certified Reiki master and teacher.


Scottie offers opportunities to learn meditation in her courses and consulting (both individuals and organizations), with special attention on working with and for animals. She is co-owner (with her husband Terrill) of O-Sowelu, LLC, Energy Healing for Animals and their People. “To heal” literally means “to become whole”. (Visit the website at:


She believes that meditation and energy work have much in common: according to Dr. J. Geffen in an audio program offered by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, healing is “focused action and intention wrapped in the arms of surrender," to which she asks, is not meditation focus and awareness “wrapped in the arms of surrender”?



Karen Nichols

Austin, TX

Karen has had the benefit of a personal meditation practice for about 30 years and enjoys attending a variety of relevant retreats, conferences, and training sessions in an effort to continually expand her knowledge and practices in the subject matter.  She's honored to add the Meditation Learning Center's 300 hour Meditation Teacher Training Program certification to that list of learnings and qualifications.


Karen has a full-time job at a software company, and so enjoys teaching meditation and mindfulness in her "spare" time on a volunteer basis, mainly for the benefit of less fortunate community members who would not otherwise have the means to attend these types of classes.  Karen offers secular, evidence-based instruction and practice to help participants live a life of more authentic presence.  Delighted that these valuable practices have gained more acceptance in the west and that they are backed by decades of neuroscience studies makes Karen joyful about the prospect of these practices helping to create a better world.



France teaches meditation at Austin Community College as well as The Meditation Bar in Austin, Texas. One of her classes is called “Simple Meditation”. She believes meditation should not be intimidating. One of her favorite classes is “mindful eating” where her students mindfully enjoy some dark chocolate and a cup of tea.

This summer she stayed at Plum Village in France (Mindfulness Practice Centre in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh). Since then, she has been walking more slowly...


France can be reached at:

France Dubin

Austin Texas


Joseph Knasinski 

 Waukesha, Wisconsin

Joseph offers personalized meditation training for individuals and especially loves to work with beginners. He will help you develop a daily meditation practice designed around your goals and lifestyle. Joseph also offers small group training as well as corporate training. The meditation techniques offered focus on Buddhist traditions as well as Western contemplative practices such as Centering Prayer. 


Joseph can be reached at:

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Sandy Orkin began his practice of Meditation more than 40 years ago with TM and Silva. When he migrated from Chicago to Los Angeles in the early 80’s  and joined a meditation group taught by Master Teacher Leong Tan from Malaysia where he studied various  teaching/practices of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. A personal study of Eastern Philosophies ensued. Later Meditation guidance came from former long term accomplished students (some therapists) of Leong. During the past 10 years, Sandy has attended retreats, learned Mindfulness (Kabat-Zinn/Kornfield style) and he has attended a 10 day silent retreat in Northern California practicing Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka . For the past few years Sandy has been teaching Meditation/Mindfulness to Hospice volunteers, actors and privately. His newly established website is . Now certified by the Meditation Learning Center, Sandy is hoping to broaden his teaching base among individuals, businesses, and schools. His email address is Sandy is a voice actor (commercials & audio books, etc.) , a hospice volunteer and leads grief support groups.

Sandy Orkin

Sherman Oaks California


I teach with the intention to bring more awareness into people's lives.

To slow down and breathe...

To feel... to hear... to see from the heart... to just be...


I have been teaching yoga for many years and have been teaching meditation for a a few years as well. I feel very strongly about meditation. The silence is very powerful and peaceful! 

I incorporate meditation and yoga also in my Massage therapy sessions and Reiki and Sound Healing. I love to work with people and animals. Mostly in small groups or private.

At the beginning you have to make room for meditation and yoga but after awhile they make room for you!

Red Deer, Alberta


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Red Deer, Alberta - Canada

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Michael David Ware is the owner of Iammindfull, a business dedicated to educating, healing, teaching, mentoring and speaking about mindfulness. He has worked with many illuminaries over the past thirty years: rinpoches, shamans, faith healers and other light and energy workers, including two days sitting with his holiness the Dalai Lama in Copenhagen.

Michael's primary focus has been teaching children mindfulness and meditation in the public school system, at yoga studios, and in private sessions. He has witnessed children shift from medicated to mindful through his awareness teachings. His passion for helping children has expanded overseas in his support of an orphanage in Honduras for many years.

Michael provides education and tools to help you make your life and your business thrive. Through action with compassion, Michael supports you in reaching your inherent unlimited potential. He understands what you choose to manifest in your life, and is committed to helping you grow and blossom into your most expansive divine expression. He offers one on one coaching, as well as individuals, families, corporations, and countries .

Michael can be reached @ 352-400-3618,, and through his web site and on Facebook

Michael David Ware

Palm Bay, Florida


Angie is a co-founder and CEO of Professional Thinking Partners, and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs,in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s. She does professional one-on-one coaching. She is the co-author of two books by Random House: Collaborative Intelligence, and Relational Intelligence (2017). Angie is also one of the creators of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed in 2001 to retain women in corporate leadership roles. She works with clients to integrate meditation and mindfulness as part of a personal sustainability &

Angie McArthur 

Park City, Utah


Since early age she had as aspiration for spirituality and more than 20 years ago she met the teaching of the Buddha, which gave her the feeling to have found the answers to her questions about life and its meaning. During her first visit to Thailand and the variety of temples she decided that one day she would retire in a monastery. Thereafter she began to study Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga. For 13 years she has worked as a Human Resources Consultant and Trainer, supporting people in there difficulties, and since 2008 she combines the Life Coach techniques in her daily life for her self and individuals.


In 2010 Maa Karuna (after many other meditation, Qi Gong, and Yoga retreats) started her journey into the Vipassana Meditation with Dharma Org of Goenka, and there since she has done many 10 days retreats. Actually she is doing other retreats (21 days) in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. She has done the MBSR 8 weeks protocol, and is certified as a Meditation Teacher (Vipassana and Mindfulness), as well as Yoga Teacher.


Maa Karuna leads daily yoga classes (Hatha, Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga and Yin & Yang Yoga) and a weekly mediation class (Vipassana, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra), for groups and individuals in her Center in Lugano.


Contact information:, +41 77 458 44 39

Maa Karuna (Carmela Curatolo)

Lugano / Switzerland

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Nicole A. Mikel-Swani

Yellow springs Ohio

Nicole A. Mikel-Swani owns YS Life Coaching and Meditation in Yellow Springs Ohio. She is a 2005 graduate of the Ohio Academy of Holistic Health, and a 2016 graduate of the Meditation Learning Center. She is a Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner, Clinical Holistic Life Coach, and Certified Meditation Teacher.

She owned The Earth's Center, a full-service holistic health center, in downtown Tipp City from 2005-2015. You also may have seen her working at Body & Soul, a natural health store, from 2004-2010. Nicole spent a year offering guided imagery meditation activities at a local chain of nursing homes. She was an instructor in the holistic and nursing programs at the Ohio Institute of Allied Health from 2007-2015.
She enjoys studying eastern philosophy, teaching others about meditation (goal and non-goal oriented techniques), and helping others learn new perspectives of life experiences through Holistic Life Coaching and meditation. 

Her style of Holistic Life Coaching (which if you know her, you know isn't just for setting positive intentions, but primarily focuses on sharing new perspectives she's learned from eastern philosophy,  pertaining to your situation that will blow your mind), she also offers a service with individual appointments teaching one on one meditation. Nicole will help you explore different methods of meditation in order to help you determine which is best for you (and point you in the right direction). She provides you with basic meditation instructions and will practice with you to help you get comfortable. She also offers meditation retreats in Yellow Springs, OH. 

Contact information:


Brittney Van Matre

Amsterdam, Netherlnds

Brittney is a recovered worrier, writer, traveler, spirituality seeker, and small business owner at Löv Teas ( After spending 6 years in a perpetual state of worry, she overcame panic and anxiety through self-designed tools, meditation, and world travel. She has since traveled to over 30 different countries, lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is determined to help guide others on an inner journey toward stillness – living lives of adventure, in the face of fear. 

Brittney enjoys sharing her love of meditation, self-development, and personal discovery at her blog:  

She additionally thrives off creating new premium, organic, loose-leaf teas at her company Löv. Löv botanicals are sourced ethically and a portion of sales go back to marginal family farmers worldwide. 

Social Media Connections:



Instagram: @sitwithit, @lovteas

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Chuck Fenigstein has over 30 years of professional experience in facilitating the healing, growth and development of others. He has worked as a C.E.O.,C.O.O, Hospital Administrator, Clinical Director,Therapist,Trainer, Mediator, and Consultant. 

Chuck specializes in teaching Mindfulness, Meditation, Spiritual Counseling and Therapy for addictions and distractions. Chuck believes that the root of dis-ease, distraction, fear and insecurity, are attributed to people, ‘not living’ what they truly value or believe. Chuck assists individuals to learn to come back to, “who they know they truly are” and return to the values and beliefs they already know exit inside themselves.

Chuck has deep compassion for those who find themselves  suffering the consequences of any form of dis-ease. As a seasoned professional and also as a person living the life of recovery and spirituality, he understands the devastating results of not living according to one’s values. In his career, he has worked with a wide variety of people, including professional athletes, entertainers and corporate executives. 

Chuck became interested in Meditation and Mindfulness in college and taught Philosophy at University of Kentucky. He has a MS.Ed and has been a long time practitioner of Mindfulness and Meditation and is a Certified Meditation Teacher, as well as a licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor.

The wealth of knowledge, skill and experience he has gained in these areas is enriched and supported by his diverse and extensive athletic background involving many years of disciplined training in Marital Arts and highly competitive participation in a variety of sports.

The treatment philosophy utilized by Chuck is a holistic one. As an Mindfulness and Meditation practitioner and teacher, Licensed Addiction Counselor,  professional musician, and  athlete, Chuck’s approach to treatment includes the widely evidenced based, researched standard-of-care modalities and additionally incorporates Mindfulness, Meditation and spiritual resources which encourage the development of individual integrity, emphasize responsibility, and aid in the redefining of key personal values, goals and dreams.

Chuck encourages, empowers and inspires individuals to commit to  daily healthy lifestyle changes, that are congruent  and consistent with their  personal values. Chuck is also consistent in living this in his daily life.

Chuck enjoys time with his wife, yoga, meditation, sports, playing music, being in nature, travel and sharing meaning, purpose and spirituality with others.


Chuck Fenigstein

 Gilbert, Az.


Lori Andrus

Apache Junction,


Lori Andrus

Healthy Impact, LLC

Apache Junction and East Valley, Arizona

Lori is a registered nurse and healthcare educator.  For more than 25 years she has worked with individuals with chronic illness, assisting them to make the lifestyle changes necessary to successfully meet their health challenges.  Her vision is to incorporate meditation and mindfulness practices along with healthcare education to help individuals achieve optimal wellness.  

Lori is a Certified Meditation Instructor.  She holds an Academic Certificate in Healthcare Education and is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association.  She is available for individual or small group instruction in mindfulness meditation.  She can also be contacted for meditation and mindfulness training specific to nurses and healthcare workers who are seeking ways to overcome stress related to the workplace.

Contact Lori at Healthy Impact, LLC 

Phone:  480-323-0689



Facebook:  Moxie Midwifery, Moxie Meditation

Weekly Meditation Group for Pregnant Women, “Meditation for Mamas” Every Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm at Moxie Midwifery

Jennifer works exclusively with women and specializes in pregnancy and postpartum. 

Contact information:


Address: 8400 S. Kyrene Rd. Ste. 120 Tempe, AZ 85284

Call Moxie Meditation: 480.239.2912

Jennifer Hoeprich, CPM, CHt

 Tempe, Arizona


Jim takes his metaphysical interests throughout his life experience. Academic achievements include undergrad degrees in mathematics and business and commerce with varied careers, labor and entrepreneurial endeavors.  Athletics and fitness have been close friends. He remains active through the YMCA.,  Law of Attraction and Shambhala and formal practice. Continuing education includes social media and The Meditation Learning Centers online courses. Returning to Arizona one day is a desirable possibility.     

Jim Pollock

Oshawa,  Canada


Stephanie Cordel

Greater Phoenix Area of Arizona

Stephanie Cordel has been involved with the Meditation Learning Center since 2013, assisting with content development for the Meditation Teacher Training Program. She teaches informational presentations on various topics related to meditation including Meditation and the Brain, Contemplative Practices, and Mindfulness-Based Therapies. With a degree in Child Development, she specializes in working with families and teaches mindfulness classes for children and parents across Maricopa County. She is passionate about providing mindfulness education to children and parents as a tool to support positive well-being, decrease stress and promote a greater family connection. To learn more about Stephanie and her work, visit You can also contact her at


In 2010, Gena began practicing mindfulness meditation (vipassana) and currently facilitates a weekly meditation group at the Arizona International Buddhist Meditation Center in Mesa.  Gena's teaching is based on vipassana as taught in the Theravada Buddhist tradition; however, meditation may be adapted for any faith or no faith.        


Gena provides meditation instruction in individual or small group settings for those interested in learning how to calm the mind and body in today's fast paced world.      


Contact  information:  Ph:  602-703-2443

Gena Tunder

Tempe / Chandler, Arizona

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Tiffany Weis 

Phoenix, Arizona

Twitter: @BohoCoach LinkedIn: Tiffany is a self esteem life coach and certified Kundalini yoga teacher with over a decade of experience each. She's taught at the Chandler-Gilbert YMCA, Freestone Rec Center, Bodyworks Studio, two assisted living centers, two behavioral health centers, and at Banner Desert Hospital, in Oncology, plus several conferences, boot camps and retreats. She lead the morning Meditation sessions for several years at the "Celebrate Your Life" conferences, both in the Valley and in Chicago. She currently leads a Women's Empowerment lunch circle (which includes some Breathing and Meditation) every Tuesday at the Sweet Shoppe in Payson AZ from noon to 1:30. Her specialties are Gentle Yoga/chair assist, managing anxiety, authentic self esteem, and connecting with Life Purpose. Her special interest is genuine Well Being, on all levels.


Pamela works with Individuals; Groups; Children; In the areas of Domestic Violence Victims; Substance Abuse Clients,  ADHD Clients; Pain Management and Anxiety Clients.

Contact information: ;  Contact:;  Personal message@ Aspire Life Coaching on Facebook;  Facebook:  Aspire Life Coaching, Meet Up:  Tempe Breathe and Guided Meditation Group (Tuesdays);

Call Aspire Life Coaching and Wellness:

Pamela White, 480-390-8448


Pamela White

Tempe, Arizona

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