Whether you are new to mindfulness, or looking to deepen what is already part of your life, I'm excited to share the journey with you. My interest in mindfulness has grown over the past ten years, rooted in the way that my mindfulness practice appears in my life and the increasing base of scientific studies supporting its use.

Because of my appreciation for the depth of experience offered by University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness, where Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was founded, I have completed the Practice Teaching Intensive (PTI) through UMass Medical School and am a CFM Qualified MBSR teacher. My undergraduate degree is from Royal Holloway, a college of the University of London.

Through group classes and individual guided practices I seek to share techniques to enhance mindfulness with authenticity and good humor. I lean towards family, minimalism and time spent outdoors, and I am guided by the intention to live mindfully and purposefully. I look forward to spending time with you along the path.

Laura Stephens
mindfulness teacher, & student
October 2018

 Visiting a Charlottesville orchard with family, 2017

Visiting a Charlottesville orchard with family, 2017

 Leading an educational mindfulness workshop for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 58, Gloucester VA, 2018

Leading an educational mindfulness workshop for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 58, Gloucester VA, 2018

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