Lynn Koerbel MPH, is the cofounder of Present Moment Mindfulness, a community-based organization in Northampton, MA, delivering MBSR as well as mindfulness-based applications in the fields of health, education, and business. She is the former director of MBSR Teacher Education and Curriculum Development at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in the Oasis Institute for Professional Education & Training.
Lynn has more than 25 years experience as an integrative bodywork therapist with a focus on supporting those who’d experienced early trauma and the integration of the body in healing. This work influenced Lynn’s deep trust in the integrity of the body and its wisdom, the nature of resilience and the brilliant human capacity to meet injury, trauma, and stress with resources reflecting the inherent wholeness in each person.
For many decades, she has practiced both Western Insight Meditation and Siddha Yoga Meditation, a non-dual tradition that draws from Advaita Vedanta and Kashmir Shaivism. Eventually, she turned her teaching practice to MBSR to better reach those who might be served by an evidence-based approach to cultivating inner resourcefulness and meeting the challenges of life with contemplative practice.
Co-author of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety and lead author of The Suitability of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Hepatitis C, Lynn currently serves on the working committee of the International Integrity Network, a global initiative establishing international standards for MBP teacher training.