Our two resident mindfulness teachers are Laura Martin & Ashley Dahl. Their programs and approaches are somewhat different, yet complimentary. Check back often to see what they're teaching!
Laura Martin, LCSW is a social worker with 20 years of clinical experience. She has been training in and teaching mindfulness-based modalities in mental health and healthcare since 2002, starting with DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is a Certified MBSR Teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at U Mass Medical School. She also practices deeply with the Zen Community of Oregon.
Ashley Dahl, MSW A champion of compassionate self-awareness, Ashley possesses a keen ability to infuse mindfulness into everyday life. She brings humor and a presence of calm thoughtfulness as she blends the teachings of wisdom traditions with modern culture. Ashley has been practicing meditation in the vipassana (insight) tradition for over fifteen years and is trained and certified through the Mindfulness Training Institute. Ashley teaches weekly Yoga Nidra classes, and she leads a drop-in mindfulness meditation every Second Sunday of the month.