Mayu has no affiliation with a specific meditation teacher or lineage. Instructors and facilitators who lead classes in our sanctuary come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Moon Day Meditation
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Jenny holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Religious Studies, and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado. In 2008, she fine tuned her somatic healing capabilities at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado and the Upledger Institute. In 2014, Jenny trained with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and deepened her understanding of dietary theory, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods. Jenny grounded all these teachings in practical life management when she lived as a community member at the Findhorn Foundation, an Eco-Village and Spiritual community in Northern Scotland dedicated to co-creative, sustainable farming practices and practical spiritual service. During her time in community she immersed herself in transpersonal meditation, permaculture design, biodynamic principles of earth management, and the study of Astroshamanism with Franco Santoro, a well known shamanic healer.
Her education and experience has equipped her with an extensive knowledge of holistic nutrition, preventative health practices, emotional eating recovery, shamanic medicine, and lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Jenny is dedicated to assisting individuals in remembering their true identity, Oneness, by transforming abusive behaviors and illness into positive emotional nourishment. She acts as a guide and teacher to those stuck in the human experience while directing them into their own numinous experience of the divine.
Contact Jenny at 720-219-1997 or TheSpiritRoot@gmail.com. More information at www.thespiritroot.com.
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Karen has been offering group and private classes for more than ten years. She helps students develop and maintain individualized home practices and has been a life long meditation practitioner. She is a certified meditation teacher (Shambhava Yoga) and holds certifications in Hatha and Yin Yoga and enjoys attending advanced trainings and retreats to deepen her practice and instruction.
Karen’s classes help students create positive structure and habits so the many benefits of meditation can be attained. As a semi-Colorado native she loves hiking, traveling, music and theatre.
Contact Karen at 303-513-1649 or email@example.com.
Prairie Mountain Zen; Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
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Cliff’s mindfulness and meditation practice began while attending Grinnell College in the 70’s. In the 1980’s he was a meditation instructor under the guidance of Dainin Katagiri Roshi at the Minnesota Zen Center. In 1989 he moved to Boulder, Colorado, which enabled him to meet and practice with a wide variety of leading meditation teachers at Naropa University. Cliff has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. In 1994 he was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Shoken Winecoff Roshi, Abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. He is certified as a Soto Zen Dharma Teacher in the US and Japan.
Contact Cliff at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information at www.prairiemountain.org.
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After spending a decade in the pop music industry, Lauren has stepped to a more authentic expression of her passion for sound. She’s traveled internationally to study vibrational healing and brings the healing power of sound using ancient instruments back home in Denver, Colorado. She uses didgeridoo, Native drum, brass toning discs, singing bowls, cacao seed pods, guitar, voice and a plethora of ever-changing tools. She travels the world offering sound healing journeys.
Contact Lauren at 303-669-7218 or email@example.com. More information at www.heartnectarhealing.com.
Forward Shift: Shifting Internal Perceptions to Manifest External Change
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Sarah Henry is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach and she is the owner of Sarah Henry Holistic Wellness Coaching. While coaching is more future-focused and goal-oriented than counseling, Sarah draws from her psychology education when working with clients. Her empathetic approach is deeply rooted in the philosophies of Positive Psychology, which focuses on helping clients to flourish and to lead their best lives through optimal functioning. Sarah coaches clients to develop and work towards small, attainable goals meant for creating lasting change for the better, and she enjoys celebrating with them when they are successful.
Qigong, Integrative Yoga
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Sarah Horn offers support on the path of full health, empowerment, and joyful living. In her personal practice, what began as a journey of self-discovery blossomed into a calling to guide others in living more joyful and healthy lives. Sarah’s teaching and healing are steeped in the principles of the Tao: living a life reflective of the underlying flow of nature and the universe itself, and nurturing balance in all aspects of one’s being.
Over the years, yoga and qigong have provided Sarah tools for managing stress, making life-affirming choices, and ultimately coming to know and love herself. In her work, she draws on her personal experience and cultivation, as well as her extensive training in qigong, yoga, holistic nutrition, life coaching, and mindfulness practices.
Sarah graces her teaching and healing with gentleness, openness, and good humor. She is fueled, inspired, and always humbled by this work and is eternally grateful for the gift of service to others.
Contact Sarah at 720.530.8948 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information at www.wholehealthdenver.com.
The Power of Presence: Integrating Meditation into Relationship, Work and Life
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Dhyan Mantra Kaur
Singing Bowl Meditation, Full Moon Meditation
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Dhyan Mantra Kaur received the calling to teach meditation while studying at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das, a Sikh Ashram and home to Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga Ph.D. The Kundalini lineage guides Dhyan’s daily practice and teachings.
With over a decade of experience in yoga and meditation Dhyan is inspired to share the practices that ignited the spiritual light in her. She is a certified Reiki healer and KRI certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. Dhyan teaches both concentrative meditation and Kundalini meditation at Mayu.
Contact Dhyan Mantra at MindfulMeditation.CO@gmail.com.
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Robert started meditating at age 18. At age 25 he began studying in a monastic setting with Jakusho Kwong roshi, and has maintained a life-long affiliation. Kwong roshi is sanctioned by the world center for Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan as the head teacher for North America, though Robert has maintained a level of independence from this lineage. Through this independence he has develop a unique style of meditation that is well-suited to contemporary American life. Robert is currently engaged in implementing Meditation Education instructor certification program for the college and university system.
Contact Robert at email@example.com . More information at www.MeditationEducation.info.
Karin Ryuku Kempe & Peggy Metta Sheehan
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Karin Ryuku Kempe has been practicing Zen since 1971, beginning at the Rochester Zen Center with Philip Kapleau Roshi and then with Toni Packer. Ryuku worked as a family physician for 20 years while raising her family. She practiced with Shishin Wick Roshi, dharma heir of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, at the Great Mountain Zen Center, receiving jukai from him in 1997. Karin completed her koan training in 2005 with Danan Henry Roshi at the Zen Center of Denver, and served as an assistant teacher until receiving dharma transmission in 2010. Karin retired from 25 years of practicing family medicine in 2012 but continues to teach mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Peggy Metta Sheehan practiced and studied with Danan Henry Roshi at the Zen Center of Denver beginning in 1991. She received lay ordination from him in 1999 and served as Head of Zendo from 2001 to 2005. She completed her koan study in 2005 and was an assistant teacher at the Zen Center from 2005-2010, receiving dharma transmission in September, 2010. Metta is a practicing pediatrician who is interested in mind-body medicine and teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction as part of her medical practice.
Contact the Zen Center of Denver at 303-455-1500 or office@ZenCenterofDenver.org. More information at zencenterofdenver.org.
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Chris Krueger, an ordained Teacher of the Diamond Approach, created Crystal Soul Work as an expression of the teachings of the Ridhwan School® – a spiritual organization that guides its student using the Diamond Approach to inner realization. As a contemporary spiritual teaching, the Diamond Approach considers the totality of the human being and allows students to explore their true selves.
Chris has been deeply engaged in the Diamond Approach for over 30 years and is committed to exploring the truth of who we are. He has an intense interest in the discovery of the most authentic self.
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information at DiamondHeartcolorado.com.
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Rinpoche became a monk at age 5 in Bir, Himachal Pradesh India. He studied with accomplished masters for 30 years before moving to the United States. He established Mipham Shedra Buddhist Meditation Center in Boulder in 2004. Rinpoche has dedicated his life to spreading the lineage of Truth, Love & Compassion.
Contact Michael Dixon at email@example.com. More information at miphamshedra.org.
Lotus Tai Chi
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Jill has been practicing Tai Chi, Qigong &Taoist Meditation for many years. She has studied Tai Chi with Master Waysun Liao near Chicago, Illinois for about ten years, and also with the Taoist Tai Chi Society. She began teaching Tai Chi with Lotus Temple in Chicago.
Jill is the author of Practicing the Way of the Tao Te Ching, which discusses the practical applications of Taoist teachings for everyday life. She enjoys nature, hiking, camping, biking, guitar and creative writing.
Contact Jill 720-253-5732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Science of Mind: Psychology & Meditation
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Beginning Meditation, Community Meditation
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Cierra McNamara is the founder of Mayu. She has been leading meditation classes since 2010. Her formal meditation instruction has been through Vipassana Insight meditation, though her influences span many teachers and traditions.
Cierra has trained with with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli through the Center for Mindfulness, and is strongly influenced by Advaita teacher Adyashanti. Her teaching style is warm and informal, blending practical advice, humor and compassionate listening.
Contact Cierra at 303-437-6240 or email@example.com.
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Sean has mentored meditation students for over a decade through group meditation, extended retreats, and one-on-one sessions. He presents powerful, transformative meditation instructions in a way that can be received by a wide audience. He avoids any religious overlay and prioritizes the experiences of peace, relief, and compassion above all else.
Contact Sean at 303-746-4001. More information at MindPossible.com.
New Moon, New Me
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Carlene believes in saying “yes”. Yes to inspiration, yes to excitement, yes to opportunities that make her heart flutter. Because of this, she has spent her career in varying industries (corporate, non-profit, startup, higher education, freelance) and her life in new places (Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver). When diagnosed with a chronic illness at age 28 and essentially put on bedrest, she wandered into a newly opened meditation studio, Unplug, near her house. Thus began her journey into mindfulness. She has been an avid practicer and was fortunate enough to be the Event Director for a global meditation summit featuring the Dalai Lama. Holding his hand and sitting with him in meditation was a true honor. She also has worked at both The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Daniels College of Business at The University of Denver developing experiential leadership and mindfulness programs for MBA Students.
Outside of work, she has said “yes” to being a wife and mother, living a full life with a chronic illness, writing a fiction novel (in progress now) through Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop’s 2-year Book Project Program, traveling to 6/7 continents and counting, and building a small company focused on women’s personal growth, keynote speaking, and corporate leadership/professional development.
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Contact Jennifer at 720-281-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lu Jong: Tibetan Healing Yoga
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After studying Tai Chi, Hatha yoga, and other movement forms, John feels an authentic connection to the Tibetan movement practice of Lu Jong. As one of only ten teachers in the US certified to teach Lu Jong in the lineage of Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, and the only teacher in Colorado, he is honored to be able to share this practice with others.
In his own practice, John has realized the benefits of Lu Jong for the mind, body, and emotional balance. His teaching style combines enthusiasm, warmth, and humor as he makes the movements understandable, and encouraging people to feel the combination of movement, form, and breath in the body. John also provides understanding of how the movements affect the body, mind, and emotions from the perspective of Tibetan medicine.
More information at www.coloradolujong.com
MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Koru Meditation
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Elizabeth is the founder of Upstream Mindfulness, a consulting firm providing professional resources and mindfulness education. She is a Qualified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR™); a trained teacher for Pre-K-12 students through the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) and Mindful Schools; and trained teacher through Koru Mindfulness, a program developed through Duke University.
Elizabeth maintains personal meditation and yoga practices as well as commitment to regular silent retreats and continuing professional development. She is a creative and engaging teacher with twenty years of experience leading students of all ages.
Contact Elizabeth at 603-306-1880 or UpstreamMindfulness@gmail.com. More information at www.UpstreamMindfulness.com.
TIMS Thursday Insight Meditation Sitting
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Contact Matt at email@example.com. More information at www.insightmeditationcenter.org.
Transformative Journeys in Emotional Self-Healing
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Molly studied psychology and sociology at the University of Denver. After college she went on to work in wilderness therapy, using wilderness immersion and meditation as healing tools for people struggling with Aspergers and Autism. She earned her yoga teacher certification from The River Vinyasa Flow where she currently teaches community classes.
Molly studied loving-kindness meditation through Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is also a registered Koru meditation and mindfulness teacher through the Center for Koru Mindfulness at Duke University. Molly teaches meditation for companies in Denver, at The University of Denver, and in the Denver school system. She recently developed her own company, Woodhull Wellness, to teach meditation in corporate settings.
Contact Molly at 937-361-4546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
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Jill is co-founder of Upstream Mindfulness, a consulting firm providing mindfulness-based education and resources. Jill is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR™) teacher through the Oasis Institute at the UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness. Jill has also trained in Crucial Conversations, Trauma-Informed Practices, Mental Health First Aid, and hospice and palliative grief and loss supportive care. Her mindful movement practices include Zhineng Qigong and Ashtanga yoga. She enjoys exploring the backcountry of Colorado to connect with nature, observing the healing practice of Shinrin-yoku.
Jill is an empathic and intuitive teacher, who brings spontaneity and humor to her classes. She is pleased to bring the 8-week MBSR course to Mayu, with co-teachers Eric Belsey and Elizabeth Perryman.