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 catalyzes 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.
Kate Johnson is happiest when working at the intersections of spiritual practice, social action, and creative expression.
Her style as a meditation teacher is clear, warm, and smart, encouraging stability and clarity of mind while bringing the heart a little closer to the surface. When she’s not teaching at MNDFL, Kate teaches mindful yoga and meditation in NYC public schools, and has taught Buddhist meditation at The Interdependence Project. She is a facilitator of Social Presencing Theater, an embodied approach to organizational training and leadership development.
Kate has trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, The Interdependence Project, Laughing Lotus Yoga and The Presencing Institute. She also holds a BFA in Dance from The Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University, and a MA in Performance Studies from NYU.
Kate is the author of the forthcoming book, Friendship As Freedom: Mindful Practices for Resisting Oppression and Building Community (Parallax Press, April, 2018).
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.
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.
Now staffed as an Instructor for MNDFL's not-for-profit branch, MNDFL Ed, he teaches mindfulness in public schools. He facilitates a weekly Men's Group meeting in NYC, providing a safe environment to connect, meditate, open up and relate with others. At FIT he studied Fashion Design and became a menswear tailor. Now meshing his skills, he's developed a line of meditation cushions. Recently featured in Mindful magazine, he’s inspired
to go deeper with this work.
Carlos is the father of a son, and lives in Chelsea NYC.
She holds a Masters in Buddhist Studies from the International Buddhist College in Thailand, and has studied Tibetan scriptural translation with Dr. Robert Thurman and Lozang Jamspal of Columbia University.
For Megan, meditation is about connecting more meaningfully to our selves and to others. Because everyone’s mind and heart is different, Megan encourages a one-on-one approach to learning meditation when possible. She offers drop-in classes, trainings, and one-on-one coaching in New York City.
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.
Sydney Faith Rose is a lifelong meditator, Holistic Health Coach and yoga instructor, who trained in the year-long meditation instructor and Secular Buddhist Program at The Interdependence Project. Having spent 6 weeks in continuous meditative practice at Insight Meditation Society she knows the power of insight practice first-hand.
She currently facilitates Dharma Punx Thursday Night's on The Bowery in NYC, and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work From NYU.
Over the past 9 years, she's been teaching meditation and developing wellness initiatives for small and large non-profits, community organizations, therapeutic environments, colleges and universities, spiritual communities and retreat centers. Her passions include bringing mindfulness into therapeutic environments like group homes, rehabs and alternative high schools. Find more about Sydney HERE.