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Valerie StriarN/AValerie Striar has cultivated a longtime practice of mindfulness meditation and is certified with the Inner Strength Foundation and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education for Teens, iBme. She has completed trainings with Tara Brach; Jack Kornfield; Mindful Schools (the eight-week MBSR training), Compassion Cultivation Training, created at Stanford University; and yoga and trauma-informed training with The Lineage Project. Valerie currently teaches a weekly yoga and meditation class at Chan Space and is a guest teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School, where she leads high school students in mindfulness meditation practice. She is also a mentor with Access Mindfulness and volunteers at Pillars Recovery Center. Valerie is a Master Practitioner with Narrative 4, a national and international organization that brings people together in story exchanges to foster empathy and connection. She practices authentic movement as a contemplative practice. Since 2014, Valerie has led seasonal walking meditation at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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