Adreanna is a personal development coach + meditation instructor that helps women access their inherent clarity and confidence so that they can expand their freedom in business and life. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Refinery29, Women's Health, and xoJane

As a coach, she’s mentored hundreds of do-gooders at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and catalyzed cohorts of tomorrow’s leaders in social change as an Executive Coach and faculty at the Institute for Compassionate Leadership. 

As a meditation instructor, she has taught secular Buddhist studies and meditation at The Interdependence Project in the heart and hustle of NYC, and served as a lead coordinator of the Meditation working group at Occupy Wall Street, bringing daily practice to the volunteers at Zuccotti Park in 2011. Most recently, you can find her on the cushion as a Head Teacher at MNDFL, NYC's premier drop-in meditation studio.

She’s based in NYC, is currently writing her first book, Tea and Cake With Demons : A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy //  Sounds True Publications; Spring, 2019.

Ralph De La Rosa is is the author of The Monkey is the Messenger: Meditation and What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You (Shambhala, 2018). He is a psychotherapist and life coach who began practicing meditation in 1996 and has been teaching since 2008.  His work has been featured in Elephant Journal, GQ, SELF, Women's Health, MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust, Embodied Philosophy, TimeOut NY, AFAR, and New York Yoga + Life Magazine.

Ralph is a teaching mentor at MNDFL's meditation teacher training program, and a regular contributor to Susan Piver's Daily Dharma Gathering. In 2008, he started Rebel Heart Meditation, a weekly class that blends meditation, psychology, and neuroscience to form discussion about the transformative potential of our messy modern lives. He is a certified yoga instructor, having also trained in Breathwork and Reiki.

Ralph currently lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, Emma Goldman and Henry. 


Carlos Alberto has 20+years of meditation experience, and has completed several 10-day silent retreats. His mission is to touch, move and inspire humans to live a conscious lifestyle.

He became a certified mindfulness instructor at MNDFL in 2016 and after completing advance training, he began working as an instructor at various meditation centers throughout NYC.

He provides workshops and courses at corporations, public schools and colleges, to staff, faculty and students (PreK-12). In addition, he also organizes and facilitates Men'sGroup Meetings and meditation meet-up groups. His latest project is working with The Administration of Children’s Services to develop mindfulness techniques for juvenile justice youth.

For Carlos, consciousness is a lifestyle choice worthy of implementing in all aspects of life. He's the father of a son, and lives in Chelsea, NYC.


Amanda Gilbert is a mindfulness and meditation teacher who has been a practitioner of meditation for over a decade. Her formal training is in Mindfulness Meditation and Mantra Meditation and she is certified in mindfulness facilitation with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Before dedicating herself to teaching full-time, Amanda was Center Director for The Aging Metabolism and Emotions Center at UCSF, conducting clinical research investigating the biological and psychological effects meditation. She is a teacher at The DEN Mediation in Los Angeles. Visit her website for more information + resources. 

Lodro Rinzler has taught meditation for fifteen years in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is the award-winning author of six books including the best-selling The Buddha Walks into a Bar… and the latest, Love Hurts. He travels frequently for his books, and has spoken across the world at conferences, universities and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard University and the White House.

He’s the co-founder of MNDFL, NYC's premier drop-in meditation studio.


Hilary Jackendoff is an ashram trained, Los Angeles based Tantric meditation teacher.

She is a senior teacher at The DEN Meditation, and co-creator of The DEN’s 400 hour Teacher Training Program. Her private practice focuses on meditation for stress management, anxiety and insomnia, using Yoga Nidra as a doorway to healing.

In 2016, she co-founded Zen Test Prep, a holistic solution for test anxiety, providing in-school workshops and private sessions. Visit her website for more information + resources.