Workshops and Classes


Would you like to explore the benefits of mindfulness? Are you curious about meditation or finding ways to reduce stress? Would you like to explore intimacy and relationships? As a contemplative educator, I join experiential exercises with talks, including mindfulness, body/mind education, artistic process, dialogue, small group process, study and readings, discussion groups, and self-reflection.  (more copy not on home page)

“Valerie is an absolutely inspiring and compassionate teacher.”

“I have never felt so safe as I did in this class.”


  • Mindfulness/Awareness Instruction
  • Meditation
  • Simplicity Retreats
  • Working With Stress in Everyday Life
  • Love, Sex and Relationships for the 20’s and 30’s Somethings
  • Love, Sex and Relationships for the 40, 50’s and 60 Somethings
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Shambhala Training
  • Buddhist Studies and Buddhist Psychology
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Art
  • Contemplative Education
  • Employee Assistance Programs