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MINDFUL WAYS ECO-VILLAGE INSTITUTE


Our mission is to support the essential whole-being of individuals, families,

and communities with mindful and ecological micro-villages that meet the needs

of the 21st century. As a consulting, training, and research organization,

we provide strong community-based services for the intelligent care of the complete

human life-cycle—preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, parenting, and professionals—to shift society toward health and regeneration.

Our Story


Who Are We?

We are a growing group of educators, doctors, activists, builders, artists, healers, therapists, practitioners, and consultants. As culture creatives, we're shifting society toward wholeness and sustainability. We believe that everyone deserves access to holistic education, nurturing environments, and self-care!

Our Vision

We're co-creating the foundation for a new kind of Whole Wellness Intelligent Care™, blending mindfulness and local ecology with the healing arts for social justice. Our goal is to support the growth and expansion of urban micro-villages that provide essential, high-quality resources such as organic food, holistic healthcare, and progressive education to members at low cost.

Whole Wellness Intelligent Care™

Mindful Heart for empathy and compassion.

 Mindful Embodiment for experiencing life.
Mindful Knowledge for freedom of choice. 
Mindful Relationships for social change.
Mindful Mind for sustainable vision.
Mindful Interconnectedness to the whole.

Our Culture Creatives

Holding Mindful Space for an Empowered Life

Jennifer Jeffcoat

CEO/Founder 

 Mindful Ways

Director of Human Health & Well-being/The Urban Eco-Village of San Jose 

As an integrative human health and well-being consultant, Jennifer Jeffcoat has over 25 years of teaching experience. Founder of The Awakened Method, Whole Wellness Intelligent Care, and The Urban Eco-Village of San Jose, she fuses her expertise in local ecology, mindfulness, pre & perinatal birth psychology, somatic studies, and holistic healing to support individuals from preconception to professional stages of life. 


Natalia Romano-Williams

HHP, CMT, & Yoga Teacher

My passion for studying the human body and holistic approaches to healing have merged in a beautiful way. These life long studies have helped me to understand the interconnection of energy and emotions and how they interact with the physical body. The many layers of the body including mind, spirit and subtle energies are woven into our relationship to physical and spiritual health. I believe that just like the tides of the ocean our health can also ebb and flow, and as we change and grow our body, mind and soul can thrive with support. The experiences that I've had with Bodywork, Yoga, and Reiki in my own personal healing journey have transformed physical, emotional, and energetic blocks. This self healing journey awoke my deep calling to assist and hold space for others.

http://www.holistictides.com/about.html

Shawn McSweeney

Mindful Practitioner, Awakened Birth Apprentice, Birth Doula, & Yoga Teacher   

Shawn has been teaching yoga for over 30 years, offering prenatal yoga, mother-baby yoga, couples yoga for labor, children yoga, and adult yoga classes. She is a skilled and trained birth doula, postpartum doula, and lactation consultant.

Shawn is interested in re-awakening the connection to sacredness in ordinary daily living. She creates a space for her clients to develop and explore this connection and provides them with skillful means to continue this inquiry on their own, whether practicing yoga, raising a family or exploring their role in the collective unfolding of life.



Dmitry Vulfovich


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Healing holistically means following the guidance from the body back into a state of wholeness. I believe that symptoms are not something to go to war with or get rid of, but rather they can be a compass to track where there is emotional pain. I use a mixture of mindfulness, conscious movement, body-orientation and gestalt process therapy to help you heal yourself. 


https://www.spiralprocess.com/ 


Gina Tang


Marketing

Mindful Group Facilitator

As a Holistic Fitness Coach and Expressive Artivist, Gina works with any form that transcribes the relevant message: from high-energy inner-strength training to poetry and blog posts. She obtained a B.A. in Creative Writing at the University of California, San Diego, where she helped to launch an award-winning integrative wellness center on campus. Since the birth of her third child, Gina has returned to her roots (and her passion) in expressive journaling. Her mission is to help humans help themselves through the power of language and lifestyle. Gina's latest project, Motherhood Express, is a wellness resource for postpartum moms based in mindful movement and connected self-expression.


https://www.ginatang.com/ 


Karina Salenger


OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Movement Specialist

Karina uses a play-based, relationship-centered, child-led-adult-directed approach to improve postural awareness, fine motor skills, self-regulation and attention.

She received her M.S.O.T. at San Jose State in 2013 and  has worked in schools and outpatient pediatric therapy clinics. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Karina worked part-time in schools teaching gardening and life-sciences, and as a massage therapist and yoga instructor.

Karina is an avid naturalist, forager and outdoor enthusiast. As a result of international travel and a year spent living in Venezuela, she is fluent in Spanish.


https://kidsconnectus.com


Kate Miller


Medical Qigong


I attended my first yoga classes in the 90's in London, but it wasn't until 10 years ago that I settled into a regular practice. A few years later, a serious health issue propelled me to dive deeper into these Body/Mind practices and I discovered Qigong and Taiji. I instantly felt at home with the Daoist practices, despite not knowing what I was doing (I was the one in the back of class, flailing around!). These practices taught me structure and alignment, and how to use my own body as a frame of reference, something that had been missing from those early yoga classes for me. It was like learning to fish, rather than been given a meal.


Kate Miller


Medical Qigong


Dr. Shama Regmi graduated from National University of Natural Medicine (Portland, OR) in 2018 with 2 years of clinical training providing evidence-informed integrative patient care in fields of General medicine and Mental health under the supervision of seasoned Naturopathic physicians. Prior to her Naturopathic degree, she earned a BS in Environmental Sciences and Agronomy in 2010 from Texas A&M University. Dr. Shama provides care for patients of all ages from pediatric to geriatric primary care and adjunctive medical services. Within the scope of General medicine, she has a special interest in mental health, counseling, IV therapy, homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, and Ayurveda. She is self-taught in Ayurveda and recently completed her Ayurveda internship in Rajahar, Nepal. She seeks to assimilate both the holistic teachings of Eastern and Western philosophies to her practice.

Forever striving for work-life balance, Dr. Shama enjoys hiking the great outdoors, playing sports, traveling whenever possible, and simply enjoying a wholesome meal with family and friends. 

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