Meet the teacher.

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Hi, I'm Karine

I'm a meditation and certified mindfulness teacher, and a dedicated life-long student of what this being human is all about. I'm devoted to the idea that an exploration of our own humanity through these practices can be the greatest adventure a person will ever experience in their lives. I know, because I'm on it. I hope to help facilitate this perspective for others and inject some fun into the whole project!

Years ago, I would find myself on what felt like the other side of a vast canyon. From where I stood, there seemed to be this infinite gap between how my life could be and how it felt.  I had bad habits I wanted to change, and I often made choices in work, friendships and romantic relationships that weren't helpful and kept me from flourishing in my life. I would read the wisdom written in books, and be inspired by it, but I couldn't seem to figure out how to make it part of my everyday lived experience. I knew intellectually what needed to be changed, and what I should do differently, but struggled to make it happen. Can you relate?

It would be many years of practice before I learned the science behind how mindfulness changes the shape and structure of our brains, and our experiences. I learned this first through my own experience, as its gradual influence colored every area of my life, and caused widespread change throughout.

I believe we all have the capacity to live a life unburdened by excessive fear and worry and stress. And to experience our lives as deeply precious and meaningful.  This goes beyond finding greater balance, and cultivating healthier mental and emotional habits, and connects us to our shared humanity. 

I found my first taste of freedom through practices (like those I teach here) that empowered me to make of myself a place of refuge. 

What does that mean? It means that I can now tap into a well of resources to find balance and freedom, independent of the ever changing circumstances around me.

And I want to help you do the same.