Training CV

I’ve done a number of weekend courses, day-longs and self-directed studies; however, this is a list of my more intensive, extended trainings.

It’s also worth noting that like most people, a lot of the things I’ve learned the most from had nothing to do with formal trainings, like deeply intimate relationships, spending years traveling & living in the developing world, saying goodbyes, plant medicines, or having my world crumble around me many times over.

As of Summer 2021, total days on silent meditation retreat: 974

  • 2003-2008, Wisconsin — B.A. in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 2009 Summer, Mexico — 1 Month Agama Yoga Intensive
  • 2010 – 2011, Oregon — 1 year Vinyasa Yoga studies with Renee Sills
  • 2011 Summer, Washington — 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat at Northwest Goenka Center
  • 2011 – 2012, Oregon — 1 year Ashtanga Yoga studies with Casey Palmer
  • 2012 Summer, Washington — 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat at Northwest Goenka Center
  • 2012 Autumn, New Mexico — 4 month residency at Upaya Zen Center
  • 2013 Winter, Washington — 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat at Northwest Goenka Center
  • 2013 Spring, Thailand — 2 week Yoga & Bhagavad Gita intensive with Richard Freeman
  • 2013 Spring, Thailand — 7 day Vipassana meditation retreat at Wat Tam Doi Tohn
  • 2013 Summer, Nepal — 8 week Vipassana meditation retreat at Lumbini Panditarama
  • 2013 Summer, India — 3 week Iyengar Yoga & Pranayama course with the Chanchanis
  • 2013 Autumn, India — 3 week Yoga & Kashmiri Shivaism study with Amit Raina
  • 2013 Autumn, India — 2 month Ashtanga Yoga course with Mary Louise Ellis
  • 2013 Winter, India — 1 month Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Noah McKenna
  • 2014 Winter, Malaysia — 3 week Vipassana meditation retreat at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary
  • 2014 – 2015, Myanmar — 21 month Vipassana Meditation retreat with Sayadaw U Tejaniya
  • 2016 Winter, Oregon — 5 day solitary Vipassana meditation retreat & fast in the forest
  • 2016 Summer, Colorado — 7 day Path of Love retreat at Sunrise Ranch
  • 2016 Autumn, California — 7 day Vipassana meditation retreat at Abyaghiri Forest Monastery
  • 2016 – 2017, California — 10 month Transpersonal Counseling Training at Interchange Counseling Institute
  • 2017 Winter, Washington — 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat at Northern California Goenka Center
  • 2017 Spring, Oregon — 3 day private counseling intensive with Robert Augustus Masters
  • 2017 Summer, Washington — 3 day Solsara retreat (the practice of opening)
  • 2017 Autumn, Oregon — 6 day solitary Vipassana meditation retreat in a forest cabin
  • 2017 – 2019, Oregon — Two Year Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy at the M.E.T.A. Institute
  • 2018 Winter, California — 26 day Vipassana meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Carol Wilson
  • 2018 Spring, Oregon — 3 day Solsara retreat (the practice of opening)
  • 2018 Summer, Oregon — 4 day Solsara retreat (the practice of opening)
  • 2018 Summer, Oregon — 5 day Vipassana & wilderness meditation retreat with the Eugene Insight Meditation Society
  • 2018 – 2019, Oregon — One year of weekly therapy with a certified Hakomi Therapist
  • 2018 Autumn, Oregon — 5 day Solsara retreat (the practice of opening)
  • 2018 Autumn, Oregon — 5 day Zen Meditation retreat at the Great Vow Zen Monastery
  • 2019 Winter, Oregon — 21 day solitary Vipassana Meditation retreat in a forest cabin
  • 2019 Spring, Oregon — 3 day Solsara retreat (the practice of opening)
  • 2019 Spring, Washington — 7 day Vipassana Meditation retreat at Cloud Mountain with Carol Wilson
  • 2019 Autumn, Oregon — 3 day Zen Meditation retreat at the Great Vow Zen Monastery
  • 2019 Autumn, Oregon — 6 day Zen Meditation retreat at the Great Vow Zen Monastery
  • 2020 Winter, Myanmar — 23 day Vipassana meditation retreat with Sayadaw U Tejaniya
  • 2020 Spring, Oregon — 3 day solitary Vipassana Meditation retreat in a forest cabin
  • 2020 Spring, Oregon — 5 day solitary Vipassana Meditation retreat in a forest cabin
  • 2020 Summer, Oregon — 3 day solitary Vipassana Meditation retreat in a forest cabin
  • 2020 Summer, Oregon — 9 day solitary Vipassana Meditation retreat in a forest cabin
  • 2020 Autumn, Oregon — 4 day solitary Vipassana Meditation retreat in a forest cabin
  • 2021 Winter, Mexico — 20 day solitary darkness retreat in a 12′ x 10′ room
  • 2021 Spring, Virtual — 9 Week Insight Dialogue Course with Dave Legatt
  • 2021 Spring, Oregon — 6 day solitary Vipassana Meditation retreat
  • 2017 Winter to Present   — Weekly 30-minute Dharma discussions with Alex P.
  • 2018 Spring to Present — Dharma mentorship with Carol Wilson