Bob Stahl, PhD, Director of Mindfulness Programs
Bob Stahl, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in medical centers in the SF Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital, El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View, and Good Samaritan Hospital. He serves as a Senior Teacher for Brown University Mindfulness Center and the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Bob teachers MBSR Teacher Trainings and Insight Meditation retreats worldwide and is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock. He is coauthor of 5 books: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday. He can be reached by email at
Carol Morgan, MA
Carol Morgan holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and certification as an MBSR teacher from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. As a counselor, she took her first MBSR class, in 2008, believing what she learned would help her help her clients. What she discovered was a roadmap to her own healing. Since then, she felt strongly about learning to share the gift of mindfulness with others. Carol has her own strong meditation practice and enjoys teaching on line and in the classroom.
Dana Rysavy has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She completed her teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation and attended a month long residential program at the Sivananda Yoga Center in Trivandrum, India. Her teaching and practice incorporates several lineages of yoga using flow, yin and restorative practices to meet the needs of her students. She completed the MBSR Program with Bob Stahl and is a long time meditator. She can be reached by email at
Jan Landry, BSN MA
Jan Landry, BSN MA teaches Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs, meditation retreats and workshops in a variety of clinical and corporate settings in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as internationally. Jan brings a 30-year background in the field of death and dying that informs her mindfulness practice and reminds her of the importance of being awake and present to this one precious life. As a co-owner of Awareness and Relaxation Training, she hopes to support others in cultivating a practice of mindfulness that can be integrated into one’s daily life to support health and well-being both at work and at home. She can be reached by email at
Karl's formal training rests on his graduation through the Ohashi Institute School of Shiatsu in New York City, revealing the importance of healing touch and the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially the value of meridian Theory and it's applications. Several years training at the Barbara Brennan School reinforced the idea of energetic healing and the importance of our opinions and beliefs in how we experience our world. A graduate student of Pathwork Training, Karl deeply appreciates the deep grooves of our past experience and how it influences our longings and desires and possibilities in this world. Karl holds a cadc-cas addiction counselor certification with CCAPP. Karl has a 500 hour yoga teacher training certificate with Mount Madonna. Karl is a graduate student of the Oasis teacher training for MBSR. He is currently studying qigong.
Marcy Reynolds, BA
Marcy Reynolds, BA is a longtime student of holistic health, having taught qigong, yoga, nutrition and western herbalism for many years. Chronic Fatigue led her to the self-healing practice of qigong which has been instrumental in her complete recovery and continues to bring depth, peace and healing into her life and the lives of her students. She can be reached at
Soudabeh Azizi, MFT
Soudabeh Azizi, MFT holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Depth Psychology. She is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child therapist in private practice in Menlo Park, Ca. She has been a practitioner of mindfulness meditation since 1980 and teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program. She is a part time faculty member at Foothill College in Los Altos. She has been an active contributor to the Zen Hospice Project of San Francisco, providing services to their clients at Laguna Honda Hospital in mindful and compassionate approaches to death and dying. She can be reached by email at
Tammi Rose, MA
Tammi Rose, MA has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Her work with parents of children with Intellectual Disabilities spans two decades in a non-profit setting. She also brings mindfulness into movement as a Pilates instructor working with individuals with chronic illnesses and injuries. She brings enthusiasm and deep commitment to her meditation practice and teaching. She can be reached by email at