Natalie is the founder of Mindful Wellness, a training and coaching platform to help you build your own source of calm, clarity, and powerful resilience. She is the creator of the Thrive Inside Program for Personal Resilience and Fierce Compassion for Female Leaders to build an inner voice of strength, compassion and courage. Natalie's approach brings the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, and compassion training into the practical realm of our daily lives teaching you to discover calm and balance in a common sense, relatable manner.
As a leading teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion she works globally with individuals and companies teaching people to manage stress and develop greater personal acceptance. Natalie has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 1985. She lived in an ashram for a year in 1989 dedicating herself to intensive practice of meditation and self-compassion. After studying neuropsychology she became a Physical Therapist, working for 17 years as a clinician, Director of Rehabilitation, and a clinical specialist for medical devices in rehabilitation.
Natalie is a faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, MARC, as a certified mindfulness teacher. She is a senior teacher and Director of Corporate Programs for LA's renowned Unplug Meditation. Natalie is one of a distinguished group of certified Mindful Self-Compassion teachers and serves on the Healthcare Advisory Board of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. She is a mentor for the SoundsTrue Power of Self-Compassion program and Elisha Goldstein's A Course in Mindful Living.
Natalie has been featured in Today, Travel and Leisure, the LA Times, MSNBC Your Business, and Thrive Global for her passionate embodiment of presence and compassion. She has brought her work to Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and organizations like NBC Universal, the Milken Institute, Getty Foundation, Wharton, and many others. She believes our work is to learn how to become our own best ally so we can thrive is today's over-busy world. Her programs and retreats allow you to experience deeper fulfillment and happiness, reconnect with your own joy, and feel more calm and connected.