As one of the leading experts on mindfulness in Westchester, Cheryl has created and led hundreds of programs and taught mindfulness locally and nationally to thousands of adults, teens and children in schools, businesses and privately. Once a corporate litigator and investment banker, Cheryl now uses her decade of personal practice and training to write, speak and teach about the transformative practice of mindfulness meditation. As a busy mother of three, she has expertise in mindful parenting, stress reduction, finding balance and making these ancient practices accessible in our busy, modern lives. Cheryl teaches people from her own personal and relatable experience how everyone can use a few simple tools each day to create a more peaceful, joy-filled, healthier life. She is thrilled to create this incredible space for people to pause and explore the transformative power of meditation.
Cheryl has had extensive training in the fields of meditation and mindfulness. She is a graduate of Mindful Schools Year-Long training, as well as a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor. She is certified in Learning to BREATHE, MBSR for Teens, and Stressed Teens (MBSR-T) and has completed her Level I and Level II Meditation Teacher Training with David Nichtern. Cheryl is a featured expert on the Simple Habit meditation app, which has 2.7 million total signups and an average of 30,000 new users every week, and is a founding teacher for Journey LIVE, an exciting new live-streaming group meditation app. She is also the Co-Founder of www.2bpresent.com and the creator of 2bpTV, providing free online resources and programs to thousands of people and helping them discover the true gifts of learning how to slow down and connect inward to their inner strengths, stillness and unlimited potential.
Caren is a certified positive psychology life coach, speaker and writer. She works with individuals and groups, who seek to cultivate greater positivity, clarity and calm as they navigate life’s daily stresses, challenges and shifts. Caren leads workshops at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and MNDFL meditation studios, among others, and speaks at conferences, businesses and organizations where she shares the benefits, strategies and science of optimism, self-compassion, mindfulness, and resilience. A contributor to The New York Times, PsychologyToday.com, Mindful and other publications, Caren writes about health and wellbeing, travel and education. You can learn more about her work at www.carenosten.com
Cindy is a certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC. She is passionate about sharing the powerful physical and mental benefits of nature and mindfulness with others. Her outdoor program won the “Best of Westchester” award in 2019 for Best Outdoor Hike. Additionally, she runs mindful awareness programs for various schools, organizations and private clients. She is the mother of two wonderfully wild boys.
Colleen was introduced to meditation when she began practicing yoga over 25 years ago. Meditation has enriched her life and she is passionate about sharing the benefits with others. She received her Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher Training through Pause to be Present and her kids’ yoga and mindfulness certification through Little Flower Yoga. She has also studied with Mindful Schools and is trained to teach Yin Yoga. An avid learner, she continues to find ways to deepen her practice.
Her hope is to teach students to clear their mind, tap into their breath and discover their own strength with a kind and open heart.
Colleen lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and two daughters, who are a constant reminder to slow down and be in the moment.