“Wise guides redirect us back to our deep knowing.”

– Joel Solomon

Jaclyn Kelly Long

Specialties: Mindfulness, Compassion, Effective Communication, Asset-Building, Team-Building

Jaclyn Kelly Long is the Founder & Director of Mind Body Moms. She leads international workshops and retreats, and is a certified yoga teacher, mindfulness instructor, Marriage & Family Therapist, parent educator, and a mom. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in psychology and a specialization in neuroscience. She has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Sofia University with a certificate in creative expression. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2001, serving as a Marriage & Family Therapist since 2003, and has been leading international wellness workshops and retreats since 2004.

Jaclyn values self-awareness, authenticity and meaningful relationships. She believes in the transformative power of mindfulness, conscious communication and supportive community. Jaclyn is passionate about empowering leaders – both at home and in the workplace – with inner skills rooted in compassionate self awareness, emotional regulation and resilience for the benefit of co-workers, family members and the community at large.

In her free time, Jackie enjoys surfing, singing, songwriting, practicing yoga on the beach, hanging out with friends and playing with her husband and son.

Jalene Nardella Salus

Specialties: Leadership, Integrative Nutrition, Mindfulness, Asset-Building, Team-Building

Jalene is a Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is also a mindfulness instructor, retreat facilitator, 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.

Lorenia Parada-Ampudia

Specialties: Leadership, Mindfulness, Compassion, Team-Building

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, PhD

Specialties: Mindfulness, Compassion

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.

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“Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery