About Me

About me

My journey into meditation and yoga began four decades ago, and I continue to learn every day.

In college, I needed to strengthen my mental focus for my studies and found a yoga PE class tucked away in a tiny room next to a noisy basketball court. Little did I know where that first yoga session would lead me.

Twenty years later and in the midst of a busy consulting practice, I earned my certification to teach at the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA and continued to assist teacher training and programs at Kripalu for many years.

Today, I teach mindfulness meditation classes and practice sessions on-line. My classes lead students step-by-step through both foundational and advanced practices of mindfulness. In these days of Zoom-studio teaching, I have even had a student share that her overly-active dog settles right down when she (the dog) hears my voice beginning to lead a meditation!

I am most grateful for the chance to teach and lead retreats over 20 years in beautiful, wild places including Maine Audubon’s pristine Borestone Mountain Sanctuary in the midst of Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness, at the historic National Audubon camp on Hog Island, Maine, and at Cape Cod’s National Seashore Marconi Beach. And to Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary and to the many students who joined me there.

I invite you to join me!

Namaste, Deb Cook

connect with me at liveyourpractice@gmail.com

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.”
Pema Chodron