Ralph De La Rosa
Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW, is the author of The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation & What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You. His work has been featured in CNN, GQ, SELF, Women’s Health, and many other publications and podcasts. He was named among Sonima's Next Generation of Meditation Teachers.
Ralph is a state-licensed therapist in private practice in New York City. He specializes in helping people resolve early childhood traumas, anxiety, depression, and intimacy issues. He is trained in trauma-focused therapies and he incorporates psychoanalytic, Internal Family Systems, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2008. He was a student of Amma's for 16 years and began studying Buddhism in 2005. He is a mentor to meditation teacher trainees at MNDFL and a regular teacher at venues such as Omega, Spirit Rock, and Kripalu.
Ralph is also a depression, PTSD, and addiction survivor. His work is inspired by the tremendous transformation he has experienced through meditation, yoga, and therapy.