MBSR Master Teachers
Below is an alphabetical listing of all the master teachers who lead the MBSR courses at Copper Beech. To view upcoming courses or other programs for a particular teacher click the View Bio > link.
Anne Dutton, MA, MSW, LMSW, is an MBSR instructor, psychotherapist, yoga teacher, published Buddhist scholar, public speaker and translator. She works at the Yale Stress Center where she gives classes and workshops on mindfulness throughout Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
An acclaimed and experienced teacher, Sharon guides people in how to live mindfully and with less stress. She is trained in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and completed the practicum at University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. Sharon teaches self-care to physicians and facilitates mindfulness programs nationally and internationally.
Kate Mitcheom, MSN, CNM, RYT, has been practicing meditation since 1991 and teaching meditation since 1995. In 1996, she founded the MBSR program at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven, Conn., where she teaches meditation to pregnant women and their partners and patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Tracey Sondik, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who works in both hospital and private practice settings. She completed the MBSR professional training at the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D, and has been teaching MBSR for the past 8 years in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and yoga studios.
Amanda Votto is a mindfulness teacher trained at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for Mindfulness. She has extensive experience with mindful meditation, including leading a weekly meditation group, mindful parenting courses, and her own blog, www.divinewithin.me. Amanda is a practicing physician assistant in cardiology and her particular areas of interest include mindful parenting, education and mindfulness in the healthcare setting.