yoga & meditation:
I practiced yoga and meditation inconsistently for decades before a spine injury pushed me, through physical pain and limited mobility, into deepening my practice.
Meditation and mindfulness allow me to cultivate a present-moment awareness that provide an ongoing support to my healing. I completed a 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training at Laughing Lotus in NYC as well as trauma-informed yoga training with Hala Khouri. I teach small classes and offer private instruction in NYC.
Since completing a year-long meditation teacher training program at the Interdependence Project in 2017, I have led groups in meditation and offered classes and half-day retreats in a variety of settings. I am one of the co-facilitators for the NYC PoC Healing Circle, offering sits with/for the QTPOC community in New York City.
I am a qualified teacher of the 8-week MBSR program through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Brown University’s Mindfulness Center.
More information about upcoming MBSR classes is available at https://mbsr.betsyfagin.com/