Senior Teacher, Teacher Council
Celeste began formal meditation practice in 2002. She was invited to join the very first teacher development cohort at InsightLA under the guidance of founder Trudy Goodman in 2011 and has since taught thousands of students the essentials of mindfulness over the years. Celeste offers several classes a week as a core teacher at ILA, in both the mindfulness and Dharma programs, and sits on the InsightLA teacher’s council.
In addition, she teaches mindfulness for companies and non-profit organizations, works with individuals privately, and leads workshops, daylongs, and residential retreats both locally and internationally. Her background includes many years as a yoga practitioner, Peter Levine’s somatic experiencing training, Spirit Rock’s Advanced Practitioner Program and over a decade of sitting silent meditation retreat each year, with a strong commitment to long retreats of 1-3 months. In 2017 she was given teacher transmission in the Theravada Buddhist lineage by Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield. She loves sharing the practice of mindfulness with others and strongly believes in the power of mindful awareness to heal and re-connect us to our own inherent sense of ease and well-being.