Genevieve Tregor, M.S.
Extensive Mindfulness Meditation Experience
dedicated training in both formal and informal mindfulness practices since 2008, with10,000+ hours of formal practice experience, including a year and a half of intensive long-term (retreat) practice under the guidance of senior Western and Monastic teachers in the Insight Tradition
MBSR Trained Instructor
trained in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum with Bob Stahl in the UMass Center for Mindfulness in Medicine Oasis approved teacher practicum
Somatic Experiencing (SE) Provider & Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Instruction
completed Peter Levine's 3-year Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute professional training program
Experienced Mentor to Mindfulness Teachers-in-Training
M.S. in Kinesiology
graduate education in health and health behavior change at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA
Genevieve offers mindfulness education and consulting from an extensive and in-depth background in mindfulness practice, paired with the expertise of a health and wellness professional.
She has practiced Vipassana meditation in the Buddhist tradition - the rigorous, systematic practice of mindfulness from which the original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed - since 2008, and has practiced in long-term, dedicated retreat periods, equaling over 18 months, exploring the depths of mindfulness with renowned Western and monastic teachers. This training enhances her ability to teach mindfulness comprehensively and guide students effectively in the many subtleties of the practice; beyond mere techniques.
Growing up with chronic illness inspired her to pursue a wellness focused education. She received a MS in Kinesiology (Exercise Science and Health Promotion), from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo; and a BA in Classics, from the University of Arizona. Her graduate level studies focused on incorporating physiology, disease process and pathology, health behavior change and psychology into health education and training from a wellness perspective. She has worked in healthcare, public health and health education including research, planning and delivery.
Specialized training, experience and accomplishments include:
Completion of the MBSR Teacher Training Practicum as required by the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Mindfulness in Medicine advanced teacher training
Hand-selected by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach as faculty for their Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, for which she mentors teachers-in-training internationally
Certified in Radiant Heart Qigong, an ancient energy healing practice bringing mindfulness to movement, with Teja Fudo Myoo Bell
Completion of Peter Levine's 3-year Somatic Experiencing (SE) Trauma Professional Training
Recipient of Maricopa Community Colleges TEAM fellowship for Teaching Excellence with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE.)
Genevieve has studied with and been mentored by senior teachers in the Buddhist mindfulness tradition (AKA Vipassana or Insight Meditation), her primary teachers have been Gil Fronsdal and Howard Cohn. In the MBSR curriculum she trained with Bob Stahl, PhD, senior teacher with the UMass Center for Mindfulness Oasis Institute. Other influential teachers who she's studied and practiced with in the Western Vipassana tradition include Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, John Travis and Winnie Nazarko. In the Theravada monastic tradition she has practiced with Sayadaw U Vivekananda, Sayadaw U Jagara, and Thanissaro Bhikkhu, among others.
In addition to offering courses through Solution Mindfulness, Genevieve teaches in various capacities: as the founder and facilitating teacher for Insight Meditation Scottsdale, offering instruction and retreats in the Western Vipassana Buddhist tradition, a drop-in group that also meets regularly on Monday nights in Scottsdale; she teaches in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program; offers Insight Meditation Retreats alongside senior teachers through www.oneworldmindfulness.com; teaches through Cloud Sangha; and additionally teaches a course on Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness as Adjunct Faculty at South Mountain Community College.
"Mindfulness is not a technique or one more tool to put in [a] toolbox; it is a way of relating to life, of experiencing life, all of it. This way of being can be taught only through a deep understanding. Otherwise, mindfulness becomes a caricature of itself, losing its deep and transformational essence."
~ Ruth A. Baer, PhD, from "Mindfulness Based Treatment Approaches"