Gavrila is a devoted mindfulness practitioner, educator, and writer. She organizes and facilitates workshops and retreats devoted to decolonizing oppressed voices and bodies and learning how to live in a way that is fully alive and connected. Gavrila staffs and teaches mindfulness to teens in collaboration with Spirit Rock Meditation Society and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. In addition, Gavrila offers mindfulness classes to incarcerated women at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. A certified mediator, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor, Gavrila is dedicated to bringing the power of non-harming, kindness, and clear seeing to all who are ready to receive. She has worked with diverse groups and spiritual communities around the world to invite people into the radical space of reflection, liberation, ritual, and grief tending. Originally trained as a University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineer with experience in optimizing the food industry, Gavrila found her heart’s work in meditation and embodiment work. She devotes much of her time to participating in silent meditation retreats and sharing these practices. Gavrila is a member and contributor of the Evolutionary Leadership Community and the Wild Feminine Collective.
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