Brandon was first introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation while working as a Registered Nurse in a bustling inner city cardiac intensive care unit. The practice was so transformative that he resolved to complete whatever training was necessary to offer the practice in a thorough and authentic way. In 2017 he graduated from ClearLight Meditation Institute’s rigorous two-year, 900-hr Meditation Teacher Training. Since then he has shared mindfulness widely — bringing the practice to meditation and yoga centers, as well as nonprofits, universities, and hospitals throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. His instruction emphasizes the practical application of mindfulness to daily life. In the spring of 2019, he will be co-facilitating Philadelphia’s first and only Trauma-Informed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Deborah Cyb was a classroom teacher for many years. She started practicing mindfulness in 2005 and was inspired by how it can be used to develop a toolbox of coping strategies to reduce stress and increase mental wellbeing. Deborah recognized how valuable the skills developed from mindfulness would be in a classroom and merged her passion for mindfulness with her passion for teaching. This inspired her to move beyond a practitioner of mindfulness and become an instructor. Deborah has completed several Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs from the Mindfulness Institute of Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. She has completed all of the Mindful Schools course work and is a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor.
Kristin Page was introduced to meditation and the cultivation of stillness when she was a child. After a lifetime of employing these skills through her everyday life, she formalized her practice of Mindfulness Meditation and has been studying and practicing strategically for over 15 years. In 2009 she founded Kristin Page Yoga, Meditation & Wellness, an organization with the mission to increase personal wellness for individuals across a diverse clientele. Her instruction has brought her in front of elementary school children, teenagers, elite athletic teams, executives, and many others. Kristin completed an intensive two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program with Clearlight Meditation Institute. As a faculty member at Clearlight, she guides students through an eight-week beginner Meditation Series, preparing them to move onto deepening practices.