Certified Instructor Directory

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Beatriz Meza-Valencia

Pediatrician and Mindfulness Educator

East Boston Health Center and Cambridge Public Schools

Cambridge, MA, USA

Beatriz Meza-Valencia, MD, is a pediatrician, a mom of young children, and a mindfulness educator. She is a US Army veteran who started practicing mindfulness during her early military career.  Her passion for the well being of children and families, and for reducing stress in schools led her to become a mindfulness educator. She is trained in several classroom mindfulness curriculums to include Mindful Schools, and .b (dot-b). Since 2013, she has been teaching mindfulness to students in pre-K to 8th grade in the Cambridge Public Schools. And in collaboration with the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion she has led workshops for parents adults working with children and youth. Her joy is in planting many mindfulness seeds and watching them bloom.

Beatriz Meza-Valencia, MD, es pediatra, mamá de niños en primaria, y educadora de la conciencia plena. Ella es veterana del ejército estadounidense y comenzó a practicar la  conciencia plena al comienzo de su carrera como pediatra del ejército. Su pasión por la salud de niños y jóvenes, por el bienestar de familias, y por reducir el estrés en las escuelas la guió a volverse educadora de la conciencia plena. Ella ha entrenado en varios currículos de conciencia plena que incluyen Mindful Schools y .b (dot-b). Desde el año 2013, ella enseña la conciencia plena a estudiantes desde el grado pre-escolar asta octavo en las escuelas del distrito de Cambridge. En colaboración con Cambridge Health Alliance Centro de Conciencia Plena y Compasión, ella a dado talleres para padres de familias y para adultos que trabajan con niños y jóvenes. A ella le trae mucha alegría sembrar semillas de conciencia plena en sus pacientes, familias, y escuelas, y disfruta verlas florecer.

Personal Email: bmezavalencia@gmail.com

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Ages

  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed
  • PreK
  • K5

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