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Marie Sheppard

Marie Sheppard is a long-time mindfulness and Focusing practitioner who is passionate about sharing these practices in ways that help people make concrete and lasting improvements to their lives. Her passion for teaching these awareness practices is driven by the benefits she has experienced both in her professional and personal life.

Marie began practicing while pregnant with her second child (now in college) and went on to co-lead a mindful parenting group and write stories that help young children be with difficult emotions. After a career in international development, including six years living in Zambia with her family, Marie began her next chapter: teaching mindfulness and Inner Relationship Focusing as well as working as a professional Focusing guide. Marie has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Certificate in Inner Relationship Focusing from the Focusing Institute. She taught the Year of Mindfulness and Focusing at Circle Yoga in 2018-19 and chairs the Board of the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community. Marie loves to be outdoors and lives on a farm in Dickerson, Maryland with a family of people, dogs, cats, horses and chickens.

Marie's Fall 2019 Classes

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Marie's Winter 2020 Classes

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