Rebecca Eldridge trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. She has completed a 52-hour MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine training under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli, a 66-hour MBSR practicum, and a 92-hour teacher development intensive limited to those with extensive professional experience in the fields of health care, education and/or social change, a personal meditation and bodywork practice, silent meditation retreat experience, and experience teaching MBSR. Rebecca is also trained as a yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance: 200 hours) and as a Level 1 teacher of iRest®, an adaptation of the ancient practice of yoga nidra that has been approved by the Veteran’s Administration as treatment for P.T.S.D. Before beginning her training in mindfulness, she taught full-time at Christopher Newport University. Rebecca continues to study and practice mindfulness under the guidance and encouragement of her own meditation teacher, Pema Chödrön.