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About Embodied Wisdom
Embodied Wisdom is explicitly focused on providing educational opportunities for individuals and organizations, including non-profits, community-based organizations, and social service agencies. Our programs are designed to support personal development and self-care and to provide participants with new ways of connecting to one another and their deepest sense of purpose and well-being.
Embodied Wisdom incorporates the following five practices into their programs
Aligning with Purpose
defining and intentionally aligning to what brings our life meaning and joy to create the world we long for
mindfulness practices, movement, and wellness strategies to integrate into the moments we need them most to reduce burnout to thrive and not just survive
cultivating wisdom, resiliency, and agency through mindfulness, inquiry, and practice
developing skills for deep connection, courageous listening and speaking, honesty, and empathy
creating a culture of compassion and respect for ourselves, each other, our communities, and our planet
About Our Founders
Mindfulness, Yoga, Coaching
Mayuri Gonzalez is a certified vinyasa (E-RYT) and children's yoga (RCYT) teacher who began her own journey studying yoga, meditation, and mindfulness over 25 years ago when she was just 10 years old. Her teaching style is a blend of alignment-based flow inspired by the traditions of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Anusara. She brings a rich understanding of therapeutics and a strong meditation practice, and her work integrates yoga, mindfulness, myofascial release, and embodiement practices.
Based on Mayuri's love of children, her own expanding family, and first-hand experience of what these tools can offer young people, it was a natural fit for her to complete her 95+ hour certification with Little Flower Yoga and immerse herself in bringing yoga and mindfulness programs to children and families. She serves as the program director of The School Yoga Project, a program of Little Flower Yoga. For the last 8 years, Mayuri has worked with LFY to manage manages their school-based programs and create new programs and trainings. She supervises teaching staff, directs internal staff development trainings, and coordinates direct service yoga and mindfulness classes for school children, professional development trainings, and self-care programs for in-service educators at over 300 sites in the Greater NYC Area.
Mayuri is an avid student of yoga continually seeking a greater understanding of its many facets and she is eternally grateful to all her teachers and students. Her intention is to guide students to a deeper access and integration of heart, mind and body, so we can move through life with greater health, joy, freedom and ease. Forever a student, Mayuri has completed trainings with Mindful Schools, The Lineage Project, The Accessible Yoga Project, Integral Yoga, and is a graduate of the Spiritual Leadership Training with Harshada Wagner and Living Meditation and Spirit Junkie Master Class with Gabbie Bernstein.
Mayuri teaches teacher trainings, workshop, special series, and private lessons in the Pelham, NY area and online. Her work draws on creative inspiration from life and community, and encompasses themes that connect with transformational teachings with everyday living.
Argos Gonzalez is a teacher, lecturer, and mindfulness and yoga instructor. He has 14 years of experience teaching high school in the Bronx and teaches pre-service and in-service teachers at Hunter College School of Education in NY. Argos is certified through both Mindful Schools and Little Flower Yoga (LFY), and currently serves as the director of professional development for The School Yoga Project, a program of LFY and Lead Teacher for Mindful School’s Mindful Teacher yearlong certification program.
Argos was a contributing editor to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and his work has been featured in national media including NPR and The Atlantic. As a frequent speaker at conferences including the Kripalu Yoga in Schools Symposium, Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth, the Omega Mindfulness in Education Conference and the Yoga Service Conference, Argos is an important member of the yoga in schools community and a trusted expert with a foot in both the yoga, mindfulness, and education worlds.
His deep passion for empowering children and adolescents, and supporting other education professionals to do the same, is clearly evident in all aspects of his work.
“Some people were born to teach, to connect & to inspire. Mayuri & Argos are those people. Come home to yourself & feel connected through their teachings.”
About Our Collaborating Team
Mindfulness, Mindful Parenting
Dr. Nicole Libin is a certified mindfulness educator, adjunct professor, and author. She has designed and facilitated mindfulness curricula and other courses for Mindful Schools, Mount Royal University, and numerous private organizations. She co-created the Mindful Schools’ Mindful Teacher Certification program and has been its Lead Teacher for the past two years, training and certifying the next generation of mindful educators. Her doctorate in Religious Studies allows her to offer a unique perspective on meditation, incorporating a variety of traditions and approaches to her teaching.
Nicole has been certified by both Mindful Schools and MBSR for teens, has trained with The Meditation Initiative, and has completed the UMass Center for Mindfulness Professional Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training in Mind-Body Medicine with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Nicole has experience working with adults, adolescents and children; prenatal groups; sports camps; government agencies; university faculty and students, professionals, and anyone else who will let her stop and take a breath with them.
Nicole is the author of three books on mindfulness. Her children’s book Sticky Brains, a mindfulness and brain science picture book for children will be published in early 2020. Her other two books, Mindful Parenting in a Chaotic World and 5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens are available on Amazon.
Nicole lives in Calgary with her husband Cam and her daughter Aria (who continues to be her best mindfulness teacher and weighted blanket).
Nicole encourages students to find what works for them, recognizing that one path does not fit everyone. She focuses on inspiring students to trust their own wisdom and find stillness in their bodies, hearts, and minds.