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The Importance of a Mindfulness Teacher

On the importance of a mindfulness teacher: “Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.” - Richard Bach, Illusions

My Mindfulness Teacher Training Journey: Embodiment of Gratitude

MAM teacher Cathan Kabrelian tells about her mindfulness teacher training journey and the insights she experienced along the way.
Shane Ledford, CMT-200

Meet the Teacher: Shane Ledford

Meet Shane Ledford, CYT, Core Community Teacher for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness, Yin Yoga teacher, student of walking meditation (“Kinhin”) and Forest Therapy (“Shinrin-Yoku”), and avid movie buff.

Teachings for Teachers

At the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness we have been building a secular sangha of teachers, doing our best to create opportunities for support and guidance that can be lacking Midwestern and rural communities.
Tatiana Padron Perich, CMT-200

Meet the Teacher: Tatiana Padrón Perich

Meet Tatiana Padrón Perich, a core community teacher for Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM) and Certified Systemic Ontological Coach. Tatiana is a person with many skills and talents. In her country of birth, Venezuela, she was a successful…
Angela Caruso-Yahne, CCISM, CTSS

Meet the Teacher: Angela Caruso-Yahne

Meet Angela Caruso-Yahne, core community teacher for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM), Learn to Pause instructor for the PauseFirst for First Responders Project, retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, Training Officer at the…

Meet the Teacher: Julia Grimm

Meet Julia Grimm, LMLP-T, RYT-200, community teacher for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness, licensed therapist, and registered yoga teacher. She brings a broad world view and an element of creativity to her mindfulness classes.

Meet the Teacher: Angie Hardage

Meet Angie Hardage, an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) and passionate advocate for social justice.

Meet the Teacher: Pam Hausner

Meet Pam Hausner, an advocate for social justice, entrepreneur, marketing expert, and mindfulness teacher who leads community classes for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness.
Erik Hulse, CMT-200

Meet the Teacher: Erik Hulse

Meet Erik Hulse, CMT-200, a retired police officer, trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and PauseFirst: Mindfulness for First Responders teacher who leads a number of classes and courses for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness.
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Does Training Matter for Mindfulness Teachers?

Additional research is needed, but currently the data is showing that instructor training does indeed matter. Studies suggest that a higher level of Mindfulness Based Program teacher training may be linked to higher wellbeing outcomes, lower perceived stress, and greater service satisfaction among participants.