About Janice Gates

Welcome! I have been teaching the integration of meditation, mindfulness and embodied practice for over twenty-five years and am continuously inspired by the flexibility, adaptability and power of these practices to support more freedom, choice and presence. I work as a teacher, coach, mentor and facilitator and have taught and facilitated programs at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, UC Berkeley, San Quentin Prison, in schools, businesses and retreat centers around the globe. I am currently on the mentoring faculty for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach (in conjunction with Sounds True and the Greater Good Science Center), I offer individual presence-based coaching, facilitation and leadership programs, train health care practitioners and lead in-depth retreats.

I am an ICF certified coach, Certified Yoga Therapist, past President of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, author of Yogini, the Power of Women in Yoga (2006) and my work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Yoga Journal and the International Journal of Yoga Therapists. I began practicing meditation and yoga while living in Asia in 1988 and my work is informed by three decades of Buddhist practice, Somatic Psychology, the psycho-spiritual work of Jennifer Welwood, the pioneering work of leadership communications consultant and executive coach, Arina Isaacson, and many years of falling down and getting back up! I live in Fairfax, California with my husband and our teenage daughter. My goal is to support others to live more awake, aware, embodied lives.