has co-led yoga retreats for 14 years. He has been immersed in consciousness studies, meditation and mindfulness practices for four decades. For 20 years, he was involved in publishing transformational books and magazines. He was the publisher of Lotus
and Personal Transformation
magazines, and co-author of the books Soulful Living, Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma
and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind
. He is a long time mindfulness student of Thich Nhat Hanh and a member of the Order of Interbeing. Rick experiences chronic pain from an airplane crash and suffered from a tick borne disease. He relies on mindfulness practices for healing and has learned that you can cultivate happiness and inner peace even when you are hurting.
Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT,
an advanced-level yoga teacher, certified yoga therapist, ordained member of Thich Nhat Hahn's Order of Interbeing, author and retreat leader. She is author of the Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness Card Deck;
co-author of Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind; Yoga for Emotional Trauma; Yoga for Anxiety;
and co-editor of Soulful Living.
Mary has suffered from anxiety and emotional trauma, and credits mindfulness practices for profound personal transformation.