Inching along over the course of four hours, Ioana learned how to deepen attention and cultivate awareness in our moment-to-moment experiences.
Since then, Ioana has spent more than 100 days in silence, deepening her practice of Vipassana/Insight Meditation under the guidance of Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, La Sarmiento, Ruth King, Sebene Selassie and other leaders in the field.
After experiencing sea changes in attitudes, breaking out of habituated reactivity and thought patterns as a result of this practice, Ioana decided it was time to teach. She is a member of the inaugural class of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield’s two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program and has been guiding meditation for the past two years. Her teaching calendar includes a regular Thursday evening class in Brooklyn, New York, where she is based.