We understand the importance of practicing together, supporting and inspiring each other in our practice, and learning from one another by example
We are a community of trained mindfulness teachers working together to bring the practices and attitudes of mindfulness to everyone who feels they might benefit from it. We are made up of folks who lived all our lives in the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas, as well as more recent transplants. Some of us were born in the United States and some were born in other countries. We’re made up of native English, Spanish and German speakers as well as folks for whom English is a second language. We are women, men and gender expansive people; queer people and LGBTQIA+ allies. We are adult children, human and pet parents, grandparents, and people who are childless by choice. We are Black, LatinX, and multiracial people as well as white allies. We are sighted and legally blind people. We are Christian, Buddhist, atheist, agnostic and spiritual people; politically affiliated and unaffiliated. We are oppressed and advantaged people; our ancestors were enslaved, colonized and displaced people, as well as those who oppressed others. We are students, veterans, caregivers, teachers, artists, activists, mental health professionals, salespeople, and retired people. We all practice mindfulness.
Our teachers are trained by organizations such as UCSD, UCLA, UMass, Brown University, the Center for Mindful Self Compassion, Upaya Zen Center, and the Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Many have specializations in areas such as mental health, yoga, and mindful movement, diversity, equity and inclusion and in working with specific populations such as children and teens, first responders, people of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
A number of our teachers have training and experience in offering Mindfulness Based Programs (such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self Compassion), Acceptance and Commitment Training, trauma informed mindfulness, mindful communication, and mindful schools. We come from backgrounds in mental health, education, public safety, public relations, business/marketing, and the creative arts. Visit our directory to learn more about us.