Michele has recently transitioned from her career of 13 years as a real estate developer and property manager to pursue work as a Mindfulness teacher. She completed the MBSR practicum at UMass Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness and is currently receiving mentorship from Diane Reibel through the UC San Diego, Center for Mindfulness. In addition to her training in MBSR, she is currently apprenticing under Judson Brewer, Director of Research at UMass CFM, training to become a facilitator of his Mindful Eating program. In December, Michele will begin training to teach Mindful Self-Compassion.
Mindfulness has transformed Michele's life and she is very grateful for the opportunity to introduce these practices to others. She has a daily meditation practice and spends 15-20 days in silence per year. In addition to Mindfulness, Michele has a strong interest in concepts that relate to energy, intuition, and spiritual connection and is currently doing some experiential work in these areas. She lives with her two children in Amherst.