Gabriel Baldwin began learning mindfulness as a fifteen year old at a mindfulness retreat for teenagers at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). As a depressed and bullied teen, learning mindfulness was invaluable to overcoming these challenges. As a staff person on these retreats since 2008 he has now participated in well over 25 with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) and IMS. After transitioning out of a successful career as an engineer and consultant in the field of energy efficiency and green construction during his 20s he now teaches mindfulness in public schools and after school programs and camps in Greater Boston and beyond. He has now taught mindfulness to over 3,500 youth.
Gabriel has trained with Mindful Schools, Mindfulness in Schools Project, Calmer Choice, iBme, Center for Adolescent Studies, and the Hakomi Institute. He attends regular silent retreats and weekly sits at local meditation centers. He can also be seen in parks around Boston doing Primal Practice, a playful embodied movement practice that draws from multiple yoga, martial, meditation, and movement disciplines.
Gabriels’ book recommendation: How Emotions are Made by Lisa Fieldman Barret Ph.D
If you are interested in teaching mindfulness in schools and would like to apprentice with Gabriel in the Boston area, Contact him here.