Em loves nothing more than creating safe, fun, and healthy spaces for teens and adults to flourish. She’s taught mindfulness at afterschool programs, summer camps, and on adult, young adult and teen retreats. She became interested in mindfulness and meditation in 2011 because she was having the best day of her life (just kidding). She is honored to have the chance to share the tools that have brought her so much joy, contentment, and peace in her life.
Em is a regular member of IMCW's LGBTQIA+ sangha and previously served on the IMCW Board of Directors and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) group.
She has trained informally with many teachers over the years and has done trainings with Mindful Schools, Minds Inc., and iBme. Em has been a guiding teacher for the Yearlong Mindfulness Teacher Certification Program with Mindful Schools for two years and is currently helping to develop new courses there. She focuses on Non-Violent Communication and restorative justice along with teaching the dharma as practices for personal AND collective liberation.
Her website is www.pastpresenceforward.com.