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  • MSC Certified Teacher

I live in sunny San Diego with my husband of 23 years. We have 2 daughters both in college. I love to be active: biking, swimming, hiking and playing tennis. I also love to read & cook. I teach both MBSR and MSC at the UCSD Center For Mindfulness.

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Cheryl’s 20+ years of corporate experience have led her to the conclusion that there must be a better way to live and work. She has seen firsthand the negative impacts of long work hours, stress and pressure on individuals and the resulting emotional and mental pain suffered in the workplace. Her extensive work experience informs her teaching, makes her an accessible and empathetic teacher and helps her translate mindfulness into a language that is relevant and applicable to corporate life.

Cheryl first discovered meditation in college when her wandering mind caused difficulties with her studies, and she learned about mindfulness when she discovered MBSR in 2005. In 2010, she began to explore mindfulness more purposefully, taking a UCSD MBSR class, followed by the then brand new Mindful Self-Compassion program. She subsequently attended an intensive 10-day silent Vipassana retreat at the Southern California Vipassana Center in Joshua Tree in 2013, and emerged transformed from this experience. This led her to decide that she wanted to bring mindfulness to others, so she pursued her Certifications through the UCSD Professional Training Institute.

Cheryl’s current day job is in finance with UC San Diego Housing Dining & Hospitality. Previous employers include NRG, Sprint, CareFusion and Jack-in-the-Box. She lives with her husband and two daughters in San Diego and enjoys cooking, spending time with good friends, hiking, exploring farmers markets and spending time with family.

English
United States
California
San Diego
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