Due to the recent Coronavirus Outbreak and the directives of the WHO, CDC and U.S. Department of State, Mind EQ has suspended its in-person sessions and we’ve moved all offerings to virtual sessions. The virtual sessions have been extremely well received, and it’s proven to be an excellent way for people to come together to practice.

About Mind EQ

Mind EQ specializes in mindfulness, meditation and emotional intelligence training with the goal of providing both corporations and the public the opportunity to learn evidence based practices that can be used for a lifetime.  We strive to teach participants how to increase mental and physical well-being which will ultimately lead to a healthier, happier and more resilient corporate culture and community. 

Our Teachers

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Dan Petrie

Founder & Mindfulness Facilitator

In 2017 Dan became a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center founded by Dan Siegel, M.D. and Susan Smalley, Ph.D. In addition to secular mindfulness training, Dan studied extensively in the Vipassana and Zen traditions under world renowned teachers Howard Cohn of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and Abbot Charles Tenshin Roshi and Vice-Abbot David Jokai Blackwell of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center. His studies and practice also include long term residential retreats at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

Outside of teaching and practicing mindfulness, you can find him on his road bike in Marin Headlands, at a dinner party cooking with friends, watching a hockey game, or reading a wide variety of books.

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Fresh “Lev” White

Mindfulness Facilitator - Diversity Trainer - Professional Coach
Fresh “Lev” White is a love and compassionate activist. He offers mindfulness, coaching, mediation, and diversity trainings as tools for shifting towards more authentic, conscious, and passionate living, for individuals, households, and professional teams. He teaches and writes about how self-love and self-compassion are the ultimate gateways to loving and understanding others. Lev's work encourages more creative and productive work teams, and on the ground healing for our communities, and planet. As a skilled and successful trainer, Lev has offered over 200 diversity trainings in the Bay Area and Beyond. He earned coaching and leadership certifications through the Co-Active Training Institute; and counts artists, executives, and other coaches among his list of graduated clients. Lev is mindfully grounded at the East Bay Meditation Center, and a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Community Dharma Leadership program. He has also been offering secular mindfulness in the Bay Area since 2014. Lev credits his ability to reach diverse audiences to his years growing up in NYC, along with his mindfulness practices. Lev aka Fresh!, is a contributor to Real World Mindfulness for BeginnersTranscending: Trans Buddhist Voices and Trans Bodies; Trans Selves. 
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Adam Moskowitz

Mindfulness Facilitator
Adam S. Moskowitz has been an educator for twelve years. He is an MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn) teacher and has trained extensively with the Center for Mindfulness based at the UMASS Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Adam is a consulting teacher with Stress Care, a long-standing non-profit organization serving medical communities in the Bay Area since 1996. Adam is a Mindful Schools Teacher, and created a school-wide mindfulness program in 2012. H also leads meditation courses, drop-in classes, workshops, and retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area. Supporting kids and adults to connect within is his favorite thing to do.
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Joshua W Bruner

Sound Meditation Facilitator
Prior to becoming a meditation teacher, Joshua spent 20 years studying and performing various styles of music. His curiosity for sound eventually led him to compose ambient music, which is where he experienced his first accidental meditation. The feeling of calm he experienced was so profound and effortless, that he shifted his entire musical career to exclusively making songs to help others relieve stress and anxiety. Joshua now performs neurofeedback concerts in music venues, meditation studios, and online. Joshua builds his meditative soundscapes around decades of scientific research exploring how the mind processes sound. Music can reliably relieve anxiety, diminish stress, lower our heart/breath rate, strengthen our immune system, encourage healthy sleep patterns, and balance out our often turbulent brainwaves. The meditative compositions that Joshua enjoys making are crafted with generative neurofeedback techniques using the Muse EEG headband and Ableton Live.
Offerings:
Sound Meditation: Live Instruction with a Prerecorded Soundscape
Brainwave Curious: An Introduction to the 5 Frequencies of the Brain with a Prerecorded Soundscape

Client reviews

“Mux had Dan run a mindfulness workshop for our team's Day of Learning. Dan was reliable, professional, and made our session very accessible and enjoyable. We had both a guided meditation and a learning session followed by discussion. We enjoyed the session and went through the rest of our day more aware and present, and the learnings continue to be talked about and practiced here at Mux”
Head of HR at Mux
“The weekly Modern Mindfulness session is perfect for beginners. Dan has an approachable, easy demeanor and is excellent at explaining concepts in understandable terms.”
Doug R.
“Dan is a very down to earth, accessible and deeply practiced mindfulness teacher. He’s provided our clients with practical tools to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives. To add, his knowledge of mindfulness and the neuroscience behind it is vast.”
Jessica McElhattan
Anchor Meditation - General Manager