Silvia has been formally practicing Vipassana, Insight Meditation, for over 12 years.
She graduated from the Year of Living Mindfully program, guided by Jonathan Foust, in 2009 and in 2013 graduated from The Meditation Teacher Training Institute’s 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 attends residential retreats twice a year with the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, the Forest Refuge and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies; helping her to grow in living the dharma.
Silvia is currently part of the Advance Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center a one-year program for senior students of the dharma intended for those who have completed programs like Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP), Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL), or an equivalent program.
She is an IMCW Affiliate Teacher and offers classes in the DC area, she currently guides Friday morning meditation at the Center for Mindful Living.
Silvia 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.