"Today, I decided to be my own best friend."
I am a teacher, a trainer, a warrior, a survivor, and my own best friend. I began my studies in Mysore, India and continued my training in Mindfulness, Zen practice, Buddhist studies, Koan practice, and clergy studies with Five Mountain Zen Order under Ven. Sunyananda and Ven. Charama Bhavika. As an ordained monk, I pursued my journey as a Dharma teacher. I began formal mentoring with Josh Korda (Dharmapunx, NYC), gaining a deeper understanding of his teachings of neuroscience and Buddhist psychology.
As an accredited IMT (International Mindfulness Teacher) and Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Teacher, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, MARC, I take a secular approach to sharing the Mindfulness-Based practices both within the public health intervention communities, individual coaching, university lectures, meditation teacher training and corporate training programs to help clients solve their most difficult problems. I offer encouragement through structured and skillful dialogues, meditation, mindfulness and breathing techniques to help empower clients to better understand their challenges and implement pragmatic plans to address them.
I am an Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Teacher, UCLA Semel Institute Mindful Awareness Research Center, IMT® E-RYT® 500 / YACEP®, Founder and Founding Director of Finding Stillness Through Self-Social Regulation Techniques, MTT 100hr® Meditation, Mindfulness and Breath Work Teacher Training Program and the RYS® 300hr Advanced Studies Program.
Weekly Sunday Meditation Class
Weekly Sunday Sitting
Mindfulness, Meditation, & Breath Work
Melanie is very excited to relaunch the Weekly Sunday Sitting. She has been teaching this class since 2012 and is honored to announce we have found a new home for the sitting, Claremont Heritage the Garner House, Claremont, Ca.
Class is based on joining together to discuss topics relevant to our self and social well being. Relational Mindfulness, Meditation Practices, Breathing Techniques, and Emotional Intelligence are taught in order to gain self-awareness and resilience in times of emotional dis-ease.
Classes are donation based and will be open to the public. No experience necessary, all are welcomed and encouraged to bring a loved one that might benefit from the teachings.
When: Every Sunday, Starting Oct. 21, 2018
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Where: Claremont Heritage the Garner House
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, Ca 91711
Events & Trainings
Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs)