Anne lives in Austin, Texas, where she’s a copywriter and editor, as well as a meditation teacher. She’s married and has three children, two of whom are grown, and a sweet dog. Anne has also lived in Kansas, Virginia, upstate New York, New York City, Michigan, Chicago, and Pennsylvania.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been quoted as saying, “If every eight-year-old is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” Anne believes meditation is a key to transforming the world, in part by cultivating kindness and compassion and heightening awareness of our interconnectedness.
Anne’s meditation classes are ever evolving, but a student can expect elements of loving-kindness and self compassion practices, along with time for silent meditation together.
In addition to loving to meditate, Anne loves expanding her knowledge of meditation, the wisdom traditions that inform it, and modern psychology. She also enjoys hanging out with family and friends, spending time outdoors, being a voter registrar, traveling, reading, music, film, and art.
Anne has had a daily personal meditation practice for more than four years. She currently leads two Meditate on the 8’s classes on Mind Oasis, and teaches mindfulness to students in the Austin Independent School District under the umbrella of the Amala Foundation.
Her training includes:
- Level I iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, 2018
- Mindful Schools’ 6-week Mindfulness Educator Essentials course, 2018
- Stanford University’s Compassion Institute’s Compassion Cultivation Training, 2018
- 300-hour Dakini Meditative Meditation Teacher Training, 2017
- Center for Mindful Self Compassion’s 8-week Mindful Self Compassion Program, 2017
- Study Retreat weekend re: What Death Can Teach Us About Living Wholeheartedly, with Pema Chodron, 2017
- Appamada’s Year-long Zen Buddhist Precepts (Ethics) course, 2016
Listen to a 23-minute guided meditation with Anne (Google Drive).