Priscilla is a mindfulness teacher who integrates her 30 years experience in the health care field as a nurse (oncology, critical care, nurse anesthetist), medical editor and most recently, epidemiologist with her commitment to meditation and yoga for stress reduction and personal growth. She has studied with a variety of yoga and meditation teachers. Priscilla completed the 18-month Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Mind-Body Medicine: A Professional Training taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, as well as the Practicum in MBSR at UMASS Medical School. She has also taken courses at the Benson Henry Institute Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Insight Meditation Society, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS).
Priscilla completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program (ISPP) at the BCBS in October 2011. Priscilla has been accepted into the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock in California. This two-year program, which begins in April 2015, trains and supports the committed Dharma practitioner to teach Insight (Vipassana) Meditation.
The culmination of these studies has led her to promote mindfulness, the act of interacting fully and intentionally with the present moment, as a central part of her practice and teachings. In her classes, she teaches how to nurture mindfulness and develop metta or loving-kindness, an innate characteristic we all possess. By learning mindfulness, we learn to heal our bodies and minds, each other, and in turn, we heal the earth.
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