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Grace Helms Kotre

MSW, Mindfulness Instructor

Ann Arbor MI USA

Home Phone: 734-255-0090 Website:

About My Work


  • Outside Provider


  • PreK
  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Other


  • After School
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Other


Working with preschoolers, parents/caregivers, and families; Mindfulness & Social Justice


Grace Helms Kotre is the founder of Power to Be, LLC, providing mindfulness instruction to various organizations and individuals in Southeast Michigan. Grace’s empowering and nurturing leadership style, background in social work and child development, and long-time mindfulness practice inform her teaching. Grace offers classes for children (ages three and up) and workshops for parents and caregivers. Grace also facilitates trainings on mindfulness and social justice.

Grace has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 2009 and has completed two in-depth trainings, including the Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification Program, as well as several other Mindful Schools courses. Grace also has training in the areas of mindful parenting, non-violent communication, intergroup dialogue, and racial & economic justice.

Grace believes in mindfulness as a powerful tool for promoting peace within the individual, family, and broader community. Prior to her work in mindfulness education, Grace held leadership positions on staff with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, as a children’s program leader with Outreach 360 in the Dominican Republic, and as a teacher and camp director with City Year Chicago.