“Mom, Gena says to breathe.”
I started my personal practice with Gena at the same time my two eldest children, at the time 6 + 8, began sitting with Gena. They loved their time with her. I loved mine. We had a new way to help each other at home and in life. They are now 10 + 12 and use meditation tools for sports, school and helping me be a decent mom. I have also sat for years with Gena in a one-on-two practice, as I've nursed my younger two children or done yoga before we sat in silence together.
“I'm a regular at the monthly group sit.”
The monthly Mindfulness Meditation Group practice gives me the confidence to practice meditation daily on my own. One of the many benefits of a daily practice is a calmer attitude; my husband says i’m less frantic. At the monthly Group Sit, Gena offers thoughts which provide guidance for living a life of quality–– pay attention on purpose with kindness, do no harm, be kind. I really enjoy when she brings in poetry, especially Rumi, the Sufi mystic, and Hafiz, Persian poet.
Gena has been an integral part of my meditation practice. With her guidance, I have been able to clarify the "how" and "why" of my process. Gena's support as a meditation partner has been extremely meaningful to my life.
— J. C.
“This wonderful pause with my breath.”
Gena has been my meditation teacher for over two and a half years. Through her "sitting practice," she offers a well structured and focused approach for achieving a quiet mind and open heart with a gentle flair. Gena's gift of knowledge and passion for mindfulness continue to feed my developing awareness and I am forever grateful for this wonderful pause with my breath....everyday.
“Change in my meditation practice.”
I have practiced meditation for over 25 years. When I came to sit with Gena, I was not sure exactly what I was looking for from her or the process. Gena helped me tremendously by noting a subtle yet, ultimately, significant change I could make in my meditation practice. This slight alteration enables me to stay focused on the breath and be less engaged by distractions.
Gena has a lovely and compassionate presence that encourages trust and easy learning. She has a wonderful ability to articulate complex concepts in a way that facilitates clarity and understanding. Her knowledge and wisdom are great resources, which she passionately shares with her clients and community.
- T. P.