Meet our passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced team of mindfulness meditation teachers.
Ashley Graber is a licensed psychotherapist and certified mindfulness & meditation teacher with a private practice in Santa Monica. Ashley is Curriculum Co-Director at Evenflow and runs the Families Mindfulness program at The Center for Mindful Living. Ashley teaches meditation to adults, children, and those in rehabilitation suffering from addiction.
Shira Myrow is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mindfulness practitioner, and meditation teacher. Shira is founder of the Santa Monica collective Yale St. Therapy and Curriculum Co-Director at Evenflow. Shira specializes in working with anxiety, couples, intimacy issues, parenting, and adult children of parents with severe mental illness.
Jen Waldburger, MSW, and co-founder of Sleepy Planet Parenting and co-director of the Mindfulness program at Stephen S. Wise School. Coauthor of the award-winning book The Sleepeasy Solution and Calm Mama, Happy Baby, she has worked with adults, children and families for more than 20 years.
Mick Kubiak is a licensed marriage and family therapist with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is a Therapeutic Team Leader and Parent Coach at Vive, focusing on families and adolescents
Jason Thomas is a licensed educational psychologist and mindfulness teacher. Jason has a private practice in Los Angeles where he enjoys working with clients to integrate mindfulness with evidence-based psychological counseling treatments.
Lauren Eckstrom is a certified yoga teacher, yoga teacher instructor, and meditation teacher who leads trainings and retreats all over the world. She has been featured in multiple publications about yoga and wellness.
Cori Rosenthal is a marriage and family therapist and certified mindful eating teacher with a private practice in Los Angeles. She is passionate about meditation as a path to healing as well as supporting others to heal and create a healthy relationship between food and their bodies.
Travis Eliot is a yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda teacher based in LA. He practices chanting and created the DVD sets "The Ultimate Yogi," "Yoga 30For30," and co-authored Holistic Yoga Flow. He leads retreats and trainings globally.
Lauren McMeikan is a Marriage & Family Therapist intern, a certified Intuitive Eating instructor, and meditation teacher who uses Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral therapy to treat individuals suffering with OCD disorders, body image issues and eating disorders.
Amanda Gilbert is a meditation research collaborator and certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. She is also trained in MBSR and qualified inMindfulness-based Eating Awareness. She was Center Director for The Aging Metabolism and Emotions Center at UCSF. She is also the Founder of The Daily Practice Organization.
Jason Ryterband is a meditation and mindfulness teacher. He is a certified meditation facilitator through Against The Stream Meditation Society, a teacher with LA-based non-profits Mettagroup, and CompassionLA as well as a facilitation trainee with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Jason specializes in "industrial strength” mindfulness tools to help individuals develop emotional intelligence, access their creativity, and deepen their connections to others.
Ian Hoge received his Masters in clinical psychology from Antioch University and is also a graduate of the Inner Kids Mindfulness program, and Mindful Schools curriculum training. Ian is the Director of the Mindfulness Program at The Stephen Wise Elementary School, a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, and is a certified yoga instructor at Corepower Yoga.
Markus Rogan Markus holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University. Markus conducted clinical and psychological research at UCLA. He is Austria’s most decorated swimmer with over 20 medals and has been honored with the Golden Cross of Honor of the Republic of Austria and the United Nations Medal of Honor for Civil Courage among many others.
Laura Cousins UCLA certified mindfulness facilitator and director of Unplug Kids. She teaches children from age 6-16 the skills they need to live a happier, healthier lifestyle and helps them focus and regulate their emotions. She also has a speciality in using mindfulness meditation to work with addiction and recovery.
Chris Plourde is a Coach that understands the mindset necessary to accomplish defined performance goals. Chris works with top athletes, Fortune 500 companies, Celebrities, Executives, busy parents and military Special Ops personnel. Chris believes that allowing our true instincts to shine by connecting deeply with ourselves is essential for happiness, serenity and success.