Silvia has been formally practicing Vipassana, Insight Meditation, for over 15 years. She graduated from the Year of Living Mindfully program in 2009 and in 2013 graduated from The Meditation Teacher Training Institute’s (MTTI) two-year program with teachers Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne and Pat Coffey. That year, she also received a .b mindfulness in schools, teacher certification. Silvia recently completed the Advance Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center a one-year program for senior students of the dharma.
She has spent extended time on retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, the Forest Refuge and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and her practice and teaching of the dharma is influenced by Joseph Goldstein, Leigh Brasington, Gil Fronsdal and Ruth King among others.
Silvia holds an MFA in film and television from NYU and works as a video producer for Montgomery County Public Schools. She has contributed as video producer to several of IMCW’s videos and is happy to work on multiple video projects to spread her love for the dharma. As a mother of two young adults, her practice is an integral part of daily life.