Catherine Brousseau began mindfulness and vipassana meditation in 1998. She has done meditation retreats throughout her life, first as a Catholic and now as a Buddhist. Her teachers include Luisa Montero-Diaz, Deb Ratner, and Lynn Kelly (now in Australia) at IMCW, Bhante Gunaratana and Bhante Rahula of the Bhavana Society, WV. Since 2002, Catherine has been active in Sutta Study groups, exploring the teachings of the Buddha directly from the scriptures. She took Bhavana Society Teacher Training courses and completed the Advanced Study & Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Massachusetts. Her training as a life coach informs her meditation practice and service to other yogis.