Caren Prentice

Founder, Teacher, Teacher Trainer.    I began meditating in 1972 and although it made me feel better, I struggled to establish a consistent meditation practice.  Each year my new year’s resolutions included “Meditate!” in the top three (vying with lose weight and exercise for #1). During the 80’s and 90’s as I juggled career, family, and eventually became a stay-at-home-mom...

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Heather Bush

Teaches Mindfulness for High School and Middle School Teens.    After spending thirty years in Phoenix, in 2018 my family decided to trade the Desert for the green of Oregon! Nature, especially the Oregon forests, give me peace and serenity, and keep me grounded in times of stress. Other than meditating, I enjoy reading, running, paddle boarding, and taking adventures...

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Holly Bamber

Teaches: Mindful Monkeys, Mindfulness for Kids.    Holly learned to meditate with her father at a young age growing up in Western Washington but didn’t return to a consistent practice until later in life when she began Caren’s, “Meditation for Moms” class. Soon after, it was clear to her that she wanted to offer the same benefits she got from...

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Darcey Bone

Teaches: Meditation for High School and Middle School Teens.    I was in my early 40’s when I discovered mindfulness and meditation.  At the time, I was struggling with anxiety and self-critical thoughts.  I wasn’t happy.  Though mindfulness classes and developing my meditation practice, I feel like a different person.  My struggles with anxiety and self-criticism aren’t all gone, but I finally feel...

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Sarah Colarchik

Teaches: Beginning Meditation, Group Meditation.    I began my journey into meditation in 2005 when I opened a Wellness Center which included my massage practice, a yoga studio where I could teach yoga and also provide a place for others to teach. This is where I first met Caren. She was my yoga student and asked if she could teach...

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Jessica Janovicz

Teaches: Meditation for Moms.    Jessica Janovicz is a life coach and certified meditation instructor. She has 2 kids of her own and tries to do ‘all the things’ with an open mind and loving heart. Jessica has been a student in Caren’s Meditation for Moms class for over 5 years. Raising two kids while working, she has learned how...

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Jo Ellen Legg

Teaches: Beginning Meditation, Group Meditation.    Jo Ellen started meditating during the 70’s when she was in college.  After graduation she and lived in a meditation ashram for a couple of years and even began training to become a meditation teacher.  Although she eventually left the ashram to live a full and adventurous life, she never lost her love of...

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Evan Stuart

Teaches: Beginning Meditation.     Evan Stuart started his meditation journey by studying Transcendental Meditation while in college. After much exploring and studying of mindfulness and Buddhist practices, he came to the Hamsa Meditation Teacher Training program to study with Caren Prentice and deepen his understanding and practice of meditation. He is a Buddhist at heart and facilitates a 12 step...

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