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 proven confident teacher of meditation.
Christine Hicks Brassell
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner/Instructor, The Mindful Life, LLC email@example.com
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.
Marc has been practicing meditation since 2009 and became certified in 2016. He is interested in facilitating a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (MBEI) model for at-risk and/or incarcerated youth. The curriculum would include training in: mindfulness meditation, emotional intelligence, communication, conflict resolution, and various resourcing and resiliency building skills. Participants would develop greater self-awareness, improved impulse control, and greater social awareness giving them a new positive vision for their lives.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
"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.
And it is for this simple reason, to share happiness, I want to 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
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: http://zen-theosophy.com/articles/
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 medium.com which is picked up by Rantt Media: https://rantt.com/more-for-the-few-less-for-the-many-how-little-known-laws-allow-ceo-pay-to-skyrocket-ff7639ef2566
London, Ontario, Canada
Scottie Putman, Ph.D.
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: o-sowelu.com)
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”?
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.
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...
Sherman Oaks California
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 www.themeditationtree.com . Now certified by the Meditation Learning Center, Sandy is hoping to broaden his teaching base among individuals, businesses, and schools. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Sandy is a voice actor (commercials & audio books, etc.) , a hospice volunteer and leads grief support groups. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyorkin/
Michael David Ware
Palm Bay, Florida
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 .
Park City, Utah
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 strategy.www.cqthebook.com & www.ptp-partners.com www.linkedin.com/angiemcarthur
Nicole A. Mikel-Swani
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.
Brittney Van Matre
Brittney is a recovered worrier, writer, traveler, spirituality seeker, and small business owner at Löv Teas (www.lovteas.com). 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: www.brittneyvanmatre.com.
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:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittneyvanmatre, https://www.facebook.com/lovteas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brasstackslovin, https://twitter.com/LovTeas
Instagram: @sitwithit, @lovteas
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
Jennifer Hoeprich, CPM, CHt
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.
Address: 8400 S. Kyrene Rd. Ste. 120 Tempe, AZ 85284
Call Moxie Meditation:
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.
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 growingmindfully.com. You can also contact her at email@example.com.
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.
Tempe / Chandler, Arizona
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.
Tiffany Weis Payson and East Valley Phoenix, Arizona Twitter: @BohoCoach LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/Tiffany-Weis/13/4a8/75/en 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.