“T” Maes is a Chicano and white man, born and raised in the East Bay. He has practiced Buddhist meditation since 2003, including long retreats and practicing in a forest monastery in Thailand. He is a teacher at Spirit Rock, East Bay Meditation Center and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, where he teaches retreats and leads diversity/equity trainings, relational mindfulness and Qi Gong. www.anthonymaes.com
Day is a queer homie born to spunky, loving Vietnamese parents fleeing civil war. Day dropped out of undergrad to become a monastic disciple and attendant of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh and the Plum Village Community. A decade later Day went forth (leaving his monastic robes behind) to pursue passions of trauma integration and Classical Chinese Medicine. Before leaving Plum Village Day received the Lamp Transmission, recognizing their abiding commitment to building beloved communities. When not studying acupuncture & herbalism, Day can be found mentoring youth or facilitating one-on-one trauma work.
Devon is a queer woman who cares deeply about the power of mindfulness practice to create peace and freedom. She has practiced meditation since 1997 and has been formally teaching mindfulness since 2010. Devon is a Social Worker at a San Francisco public High School, teaches a weekly relational mindfulness group and trains educators in trauma informed practices. You can find out more about Devon at www.devoncresci.com
Enrique Collazo is a new generation Mindfulness meditation teacher. Born and raised in Los Angeles and has been teaching and living in the Bay Area for the last 7 years. His passion is teaching the practice of mindfulness to teens. He is well-loved and respected for his inspirational work at Challenge Day during the school year where he facilitates social and emotional learning workshops for thousands of young people all over the country. Enrique’s skill with teens has led to teaching internationally for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. He is on the Guiding Teacher Counsel and Equity and Interdependence Committee for iBme.
Enrique is a champion for helping young people create pathways that align with their goals and deepest intentions and empowering them to broaden their confidence by opening their eyes to what’s possible.
He believes deeply in the power of marginalized voices to change the world.
Jessica Escobedo, first and foremost is a bad-ass. Along with teaching meditation she is also a chef and entrepreneur who highly values integrating practice with daily life. Jessica's mindfulness training consists of 3 years serving as a Resident Volunteer at Insight Retreat Center, a 2 year Dharma Mentor Training, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training and Facilitator training with Joanna Hardy. Along with her love of the dharma she also loves, dance, yoga, non-violent communication and is all about creating radically inclusive spaces. Jessica’s teachings integrate years of deep meditation practice with working class ethics and the mouth of a sailer.
Joe Clements has spent more than two decades applying the teachings of “Sit, Feel, Heal” to bring more awareness, compassion and presence into both his own life and that of his students’. Joe has dedicated himself to teaching mindfulness to the most at-risk populations because he believes that the simple, yet transformative practice can assist anyone in radically improving their lives. You can find out more about what Joe is up to at https://josephclements.com/
Sydney's Bio Coming Soon!