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Gloria Shepard

Mindfulness & Mindful Parenting Educator

Media PA USA

Home Phone: (215) 313-8587 Website:

About My Work


  • Outside Provider


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


  • After School
  • Families & One-on-One


I specialize in helping parents, children, and families to use embodied and relational mindfulness as well as formal practice to feel and heal emotions, shift embedded unhelpful patterns, and build healthier relationships.


Hi, I’m Gloria Shepard, I founded and own The Imperfect Journey. I’ve been practicing mindfulness since 2004, beginning when I was struggling to keep it together as a mom of young children and full time teacher. It’s been a lifesaver for me. I’m a Certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools, and have studied extensively with my core teacher and others. I offer mindfulness-based parenting support, emotional support, individual and family counsel, mindfulness classes, and women’s groups at my office in Media, PA and occasionally in other places.

My teaching is focused on simple awareness and presence. I encourage students to recognize their own light and to see and integrate their shadow. We are not our bodies, feelings, and thoughts, and with practice can learn to be aware of what comes up in each and choose how to act. Join me to explore basic mindfulness, connect with your body, feel your feelings, release old ‘stuff,’ and gain insights about yourself and this often confusing world that we live in.