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Rebecca is deeply devoted to meditation, movement, and applied mindfulness. She enjoys the challenge of creating continuity of awareness from ‘on the mat’ to ‘off the mat’ in everyday life – and being a support to others in the endeavor to live an awakened life. She first discovered these practices through yoga in her early twenties, which provided tremendous support when she was facing acute anxiety. After benefitting from the gift of yoga over a number of years, her practice evolved to include meditation and mindfulness. Rebecca enjoys sharing her love of the many practices that bring us back home into presence. Rebecca is an affiliate teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and also has worked in the field of public health within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 1993. She appreciates the joys and challenges of creating work-life balance, aligning the inner and the outer, and ultimately, coming to experience trust in oneself and life. Based on her journey, Rebecca’s passion is creating and holding space for this exploration of ‘dancing with life.’ She participated in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) professional training program in 2006 and has been teaching the eight-week MBSR course in the Washington DC area for 11 years. As a life-long learner, she continues to deepen her study and practice of mindfulness, meditation, and movement graduating from Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training Program; the Spirit Rock Heavenly Messengers – Awakening Through Illness, Aging, and Death Program; the Meditation Teacher Training Institute; and the Kripalu 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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