Erica Posniak is a physician with an interest in wellness. She is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher who writes about mindfulness, gives workshops and offers 8 week MBSR programs to individuals, organizations and the medical community.
Erica has trained extensively in MBSR at both the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and at the Mindfulness Center, Brown University, School of Public Health with Lynn Korbel, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Jon Aaron and Jud Brewer.
Her journey with mindfulness began over 10 years ago. She found the practice of mindfulness to be healing and personally transformative. Through this practice, Erica came to understand that so much of health and wellness is related to our state of mind. After a long career practicing and teaching medicine, she felt committed to share this important evidence based practice and decided to become an MBSR teacher.
Erica’s passion for teaching MBSR continues to grow. She believes that now more than ever as we face this pandemic, people around the world need a mindfulness practice to support themselves during this stressful time.
Eva has been practicing mindfulness since 2011 when she completed a 8-week MBSR in-house training led by Slovenian teacher Rober Križaj. After having this transformative and healing experience that changed her life for the better she was inspired to study to become a MBSR teacher. Coming from an educational background she started her teacher’s journey with Mindful Schools (USA) as she is interested in bringing mindfulness practices to the educational system.
Eva completed Foundations of Mindfulness led by Florence Meleo-Meyer and Zayda Vallejo and Teachers Advanced Intensive led by Lynn Koelber, Jaob Piet and Eric Lopez Maya at Brown Center for Mindfulness (USA) where she obtained the title MBSR teacher and is approved to teach the whole 8-week MBSR course.
She is particularly interested in offering trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices to communities and individuals affected by trauma.
In addition to attending silent retreats led by Mellisa Blacker and Chris Cullen among others she is also a practitioner of Insight Dialogue meditation.
At University in Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts she majored in English Language and Literature and Comparative literature. She has taught in secondary school and adult education and currently works as a freelance translator.
Eva deeply believes that MBSR has the power to transform lives for the better and
»That we all need more kindness. Kindness towards ourselves and one another. Even if just for one breath at a time.«