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Facing Our Shadow Side with Skillful Means: Mindfulness and Worldview

How might mindfulness help us face the shadow side of humanity so that we can communicate skillfully across differences and work together to create a more just and peaceful world?

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

Practice Equals Pressure Plus Persistence

MAM teacher Shane Ledford discusses the importance of patience, persistence, and perseverance in the practice and teaching of mindfulness

Is Mindfulness Working for Me?

How can mindfulness teachers and practitioners embrace trauma sensitivity and welcome the diverse spectrum of human needs, while avoiding being overprotective or inadvertently reinforcing a mainstream, culturally sanctioned "me first, right now" attitude?

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.
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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

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 Overland…

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.

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Here in the US it's easy for us to think that yoga is just a bunch of postures, because that's what many mainstream classes focus on. But did you know that yoga offers much more than just a physical practice? Ashtanga is what the Indian…

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.