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Additional Training

After he was authorized as a Buddhist teacher, Alex sought additional training in order to better serve his students.  It is outlined below.




Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (200 hr)- Sensei Alex is able to give two-hour introductory meditation workshops and lead guided meditations.  This differs from traditional Buddhist meditation as it is secular/ science-based.  He is educated on the primal stress response, the neuroscience of meditation, and can design custom meditation templates for individual students' needs.  

He is a certified mindfulness teacher professional (CMT-P) and a member of the International Mindfulness Teacher's Association.

Certified Breathwork Facilitator-  Using pranayama and conscious breathing techniques that he's learned through years of practice, Sensei Alex helps students release trauma, relieve anxiety, and connect more fully to this present moment.

He is a member in good standing of the International Breathwork Foundation.




                   

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