Rebecca is deeply devoted to meditation, movement, and applied mindfulness. She enjoys creating continuity of awareness from ‘on the mat’ to ‘off the mat’ in everyday life – and being a support to others in the endeavor to live an awakened life. She first discovered these practices through yoga in her early twenties, which provided tremendous support when she was facing acute anxiety. After benefitting from the gift of yoga over a number of years, her practice evolved to include meditation and mindfulness. Rebecca enjoys sharing her love of the many practices that bring us back home into presence and greater freedom.
She appreciates the joys and challenges of aligning the inner and the outer—ultimately, coming to experience trust in oneself and in life. Rebecca’s passion is to create and hold space for this exploration of ‘dancing with life’ for herself and others, including the dance of work-life balance and bringing wise action to the challenges facing the world.
Rebecca is an affiliate teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and also has been working in the public health field within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 1993. She participated in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) professional training program in 2006 and has been teaching the eight-week MBSR course in the Washington DC area since then.
As a life-long learner, she continues to deepen her study and practice of mindfulness, meditation, and movement graduating from Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training Program; the Spirit Rock Heavenly Messengers – Awakening Through Illness, Aging, and Death Program; the Meditation Teacher Training Institute; and the Kripalu 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.
More information on Rebecca's work can be found on her website, www.mindfulnesstraining.org.