Tag Archive for: teaching

Tobi Holloway with Guinea Hens

Meet the Teacher: Tobi Holloway

Meet our newest core teacher, Tobi Holloway, CMT-200, who is passionate about taking good care of ourselves, each other, and our planet.

Facing Our Shadow Side with Mindfulness

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.
Tatiana Padron Perich, CMT-200

Meet the Teacher: Tatiana Padrón Perich

Tatiana Padron, CMT-200 is a native Spanish speaker and core community teacher for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM).
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).

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: 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

Yoga is an "eightfold path to enlightenment" described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, of which asana (or physical postures) is only one element.
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.