Since moving to DC in 2002, Silvia has become a follower of Tara Brach’s teachings and began formally practicing Vipassana, Insight Meditation in 2007 and then participated in the Year of Living Mindfully program guided by Jonathan Foust. Since then, she has attended several residential retreats with IMCW, the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Silvia is a graduate of the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute (MTTI) program under the guidance of Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne and Pat Coffey.
Silvia received a .b Mindfulness in Schools teacher certification in the Spring of 2013.
As a video producer, Silvia is happy to work on multiple video projects to spread her love for the dharma. As a mother of two teenagers, her practice is an integral part of daily life.