Rebecca Eldridge

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Rebecca Eldridge’s meditation practice, work, and life are fueled by the daily intent to live soft in a hard world. She is one of a limited number of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teachers worldwide to receive full teacher certification through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School, and is a founding board member of the Integrative Medicine Community of Coastal Virginia (, a nonprofit alliance of wellness professionals educating Coastal Virginians in health, healing, and happiness. She practices under the guidance of her teacher, Pema Chödrön, and recently had a guided meditation produced by Shambhala Publications as part of an online course taught by Pema Chödrön: Making Friends with Yourself. Rebecca has extensive teaching and retreat experience, including teaching MBSR to monastics at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and is also a registered 200-hour yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance). Before beginning her work in mindfulness, she taught full-time at Christopher Newport University.
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MBSR teacher certification is available to people who have demonstrated a deep commitment to this work over a period of years. They must have completed all of the training requirements…These requirements include not only training courses but also a great deal of teaching experience and a depth of practice in mindfulness meditation.
Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School