Gratitude for My Mentors

lama zopa rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche: Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 30 years has overseen the spiritual activities of the extensive worldwide network of centers, projects and services that form the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which he founded with Lama Thubten Yeshe. I am so fortunate to have met Lama Zopa a number of times as a child, and during college. I remember receiving from advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche saying: “It is very important to continue your work with children”. These words continue to guide me on a daily basis.


pamela caytonPamela Cayton: I first met Pam when I became interested in Tara Redwood School in Soquel, California. Pam, along with Lama Thubten Yeshe, started this school, where I so desperately wanted to work at. Over the course of the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of hosting Pam in Medford, MA for a weekend workshop called the Seven Steps to Knowledge, Strength and, Compassion. Currently, I am also enrolled in a twelve-month online training program for educators, counselors, therapists, and parents that will provide the knowledge necessary to implement the Seven Steps to Knowledge, Strength, and Compassion in schools, counseling and therapy, and at the home. I look forward to all future collaboration I may have with Pam!


billie jo joyBillie Jo Joy: Billie Jo is a co-owner of Art & Soul Yoga Studio in Cambridge, MA. I met her in 2007 after a dear friend recommended different yoga teachers in the greater Boston area. Billie Jo was the first and only teacher I studied with for 3 years. She teaches Iyengar Yoga in a beautiful, direct fashion and I am ever-grateful for her friendship and guidance.



lisa flynn

Lisa Flynn: Lisa is the owner/founder of ChildLight Yoga based out of Dover, NH. I trained with Lisa in 2010 when she led the ChildLight Yoga teacher training in Boston, MA. She has continued to support my ideas with teaching yoga to children and is a very creative, and passionate woman.



janet lansburyJanet Lansbury: One of my closest friends introduced me to RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) when my son was born. RIE was founded in 1978 by infant specialist and educator Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D. RIE is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of infant care and education around the globe. Janet was mentored by Magda Gerber, and since 1994, Janet has taught RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ classes, presented at early childhood conferences, served on the RIE Board of Directors and written numerous articles. Her website currently reaches more than 200,000 readers each month. Her guidance has helped shaped my parenting style in a tremendous way and I will forever be thankful for all of the insight she has shared. I hope one day to also become a certified RIE associate as well.


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