Erica Saccente

About The Teacher

Erica Saccente, PMHNP-BC, is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been studying yoga and Buddhism for over a decade. She has a BS in Neuroscience, Lafayette College, a BS in Nursing and a MS in PMHNP, Columbia University. She is a 200-hr Yoga Teacher and also teaches meditation rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. She has studied with the Nalanda Institute, completing their Contemplative Psychotherapy Certificate Program, their 100-hr advanced training in Yoga Psychology, and she is a certified Compassion-based Resiliency Training (CBRT) teacher. Erica has prior experience working at the Nathan Kline Institute studying sensory processing in schizophrenia. She has been working with under-served communities for many years, and she is currently employed at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s where she provides psychiatric treatment to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and people readjusting to society after incarceration. She also has a small private practice in NYC, Adhara Insight NP in Psychiatry.


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