Allyson Pimentel, EdD


Allyson Pimentel, EdD is a psychologist, yoga teacher, and long-time Vipassana meditation practitioner and teacher who works at the intersection of mindfulness, mental health, healing, and social justice.  Allyson has been teaching mindfulness in clinical, secular and spiritual settings, as well as in her private psychology and consulting practice, for close to two decades.  She is a board member and teacher at InsightLA and also teaches at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Allyson holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.  Originally from New York City, Allyson now lives with her family in Los Angeles on unceded Tongva, Chumash, and Kizh land, where in addition to cultivating her mediation practice, she has become an avid gardener of succulents and other native plants.

Upcoming Events

Benedict Canyon Retreat House (Hybrid: In-Person) Steeping in the Dharma

April 20, 2024
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM PT
Non-Residential Retreats (Single Day)

Hybrid Santa Monica Community Dharma Nights

May 22, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PT
Practice Groups (Single Class)