Jaclyn Kelly Long

Jaclyn Long, MFT, RYT graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1998 with a degree in Psychology and a specialization in Neuroscience, and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology in 2003 and in Counseling Psychology in 2004. She has been teaching yoga and mindfulness meditation since 2001. From the beaches of Bali, to the jungles of Costa Rica, to the heart of Hawaii, Jaclyn has been facilitating international yoga and mindfulness retreats since 2004. She loves inviting people to step out of their habitual patterns and move into deeper states of presence with themselves and with the natural world. Through thoughtful themes, intention setting and the skilled use of poetry, Jaclyn guides participants on a journey of reconnecting with themselves. She cares deeply about helping people to cultivate a more compassionate relationship with the unique unfolding of their internal experiences, such as thoughts, feelings and sensations. Jaclyn is Founder & Director of Mind Body Moms,  which provides mindfulness-based wellness programs and international retreats. Through this work, she brings mindfulness-based wellness programs to low-income mothers and families. She is also Founder & Director of Mindful Child & Family Therapy, Inc  and serves as a mindfulness-based Marriage & Family Therapist blending eastern and western wisdom. Jaclyn is also a mom. She draws from the stress-reduction practices that she teaches to sustain, ground and resource herself as a mom. She makes a living offering therapy, facilitating moms groups, leading international retreats and directing two organizations. She makes a life by hanging out with her husband and son, walking on the beach, surfing and practicing yoga and mindfulness. Jaclyn is on a mission to support people on their journey of wellness, and is passionate about introducing people to yoga, mindfulness meditation and self-compassion practices.

Jalene Nardella Salus, LMFT, HHC

Marriage & Family Therapist and Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Jalene is a Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is also a mindfulness instructor, parent educator and  mother.  She is passionate about inspiring others to live healthy, authentic, and dynamic lives that reflect their greatest potential. She helps people make lifestyle choices that transform their families, communities, and the world.

Jalene offers holistic nutrition counseling and individual, couple, & family therapy. She also leads workshops and retreats on integrative health topics, provides wellness consulting, mindfulness instruction, parenting education and coaching. Above  all, you will sense her deep listening with a pure belief in people, and her presence with others in a sacred and honoring manner.

Krassi Harwell

Krassi is a certified yoga instructor, an author, a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula and a counseling practitioner in the Hakomi method, which weaves the mindfulness and non-violence principles of Eastern philosophy with Western Psychology.

In 1996 Krassi left her native Bulgaria and moved to the SF Bay Area where she rediscovered yoga and has been an avid student of the art ever since. In 2001 she took a year-long trip to India and Thailand, and received her yoga teacher-training certification from Vivekanada Prashanti Kutiram Yoga Institute in Bangalore, India. Krassi’s teaching focuses on integrating the spiritual, emotional and mental aspects of yoga within a physical practice. As part of her yoga teacher training, Krassi had the joy of teaching yoga to children in the Himalayan mountains. Since then sharing yoga with little ones and their families has been a passion and a calling. Krassi has taught yoga to children in school setting, yoga studios, preschools and week-long family retreats in Hawaii and Costa Rica. She is the author of a book for children Morning, Zora! and the beautiful and playful Yoga Cards for Children.

As the mother of two, Krassi has experienced first hand how the tools she has acquired through her study of yoga, mindfulness and psychology can make the beautiful and often challenging journey through parenthood smoother and more enjoyable.

Lorenia Parada-Ampudia

Lorenia Parada-Ampudia is a leader in the field of mindfulness and leadership training. She supports clients and organizations in the USA and Mexico through a highly effective leadership training style that integrates transformative learning, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and body consciousness. The result: higher-performing, less stressed and more effective leaders.

With Lorenia’s guidance you will:

– Improve decision-making skills.
– Learn to cultivate healthy relationships with yourself and with others in your family, community and work place.
– Increase self-awareness and self-regulation by learning to identify bodily sensations, emotions, thoughts, habits, patterns of behavior and beliefs.
– Enhance abilities to consciously listen, communicate and effectively relate with others.
– Identify internal resources to develop resilience and establish better ways to deal with stress.
– Transcend ones’ edges towards personal, group and societal growth.

Dr. Andrea Castillo

Dr. Andrea Castillo is a mindfulness and Insight Meditation teacher. She grew up among artists, especially dancers, watching and partaking in rehearsals, and performances of her parents company Ballet para Todos in Mexico City. Andrea graduated from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in the Humanities; her multi- disciplinary dissertation dealt with Goethe, music, dance, and the visual arts. She launched the undergraduate music program at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico where she taught and was chair of the department for four years. She also taught at Stanford University for three years as part of the Ph.D. program.

The guiding principle of all of Andrea’s studies has been finding meaning, depth, and happiness in our lives. This interest has dovetailed with her deep involvement in mindfulness and meditation, which she started practicing in 1998, at the Insight Meditation Center, with her teacher Gil Fronsdal. She has been teaching since 2007. Presently Andrea teaches at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City and at Against the Stream in San Francisco. She has also taught many mindfulness workshops throughout the Bay Area.

Andrea has danced in a dance improvisation group in Palo Alto for 18 years. She believes in the power of dance as a meditation in movement that allows emotions to flow through us, through movements that originate deep within us and are unique to who we are.

Motherhood has been a very rewarding experience for Andrea and a rich terrain for learning. Her son is a fun, awake, and creative young man working at Google.

Danielle P. Seybold

Danielle Seybold is a psychotherapist (Associate Marriage and Family Therapist), registered yoga teacher, certified parent educator, mindfulness coach, and mother.  She is trained by Mindful Schools and delivers their curriculum in classrooms in the SF Bay Area.  Danielle counsels adults and teens on issues including stress, self esteem, perfectionism, relationships, and anxiety at the Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, CA.  She draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapies as well as Mindfulness and Body-Based Psychotherapy when working with adults and teens.

Andrea Thronsdon

Andrea Throndson began her interest in grief counseling when she was Manager of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. She went on to become Community Connections Developer at Abilities United and currently works with families who are dealing with a disability in their family. She received her Masters of Counseling Psychology in June 2012 and worked as a grief therapist at Kara in Palo Alto for four and a half years. Currently Andrea also works at CHAC in Mountain View, with the Addictions Institute in Palo Alto and in Private Pracitce. She has been teaching yoga in the Bay Area since 1999 and is founder of “Everyone’s Yoga” a program designed to bring yoga to all levels and abilities.

Karen Hoffman

Karen is a Wellness Coach whose life work is seeded in a deep curiosity and commitment to personal growth. With over 30 years experience in human development and leadership, she is passionate about holding space and sharing tools with people to get clear and courageous about the life they want to live. Karen’s offerings are grounded in her personal practices of mindfulness, yoga, writing and nature. In addition, she draws upon her past work as a clinical massage therapist to deepen into body awareness as an anchor for change. Karen has coached both individuals and groups in schools, organizations and communities. She is also co-founder of Watershed Practice, a group personal growth business where all the fun and learning happens outdoors in nature.

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