Cheryl Vigder Brause has a degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a law degree from New York University School of Law. She has had many roles in her life (corporate litigator, investment banker, among them), but her most challenging and most rewarding job yet — mother of three children. The culmination of her life experiences in the corporate world and as a busy parent led her to explore a personal yoga and meditation practice. The life-changing effect of these practices and her desire to share the amazing teachings of leaders in the field of meditation and mindfulness inspired her to co-create 2bpresent. Cheryl has studied meditation and mindfulness under the guidance of many leaders in the field. She is trained in Learning to BREATHE, Mindful Schools, MBSR for Teens, and is certified to teach the Stressed Teens (MBSR-T) Program. She has completed her Level I and Level II Meditation Teacher Training from Om Yoga. Cheryl has studied MBSR and Buddhist Psychology, as well as Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. She has also trained in Search Inside Yourself, Google’s Mindfulness-Based Leadership training. Cheryl teaches mindfulness and meditation privately to children, teens and adults, as well as for businesses and organizations. She has also created and taught programs in and around New York to train executives, teachers and students in stress reduction techniques and mindfulness tools to help them thrive. It has been through her daily practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness that she has recognized that it is the journey itself, and not the destination, that matters most. Cheryl is collaborating with Thrive Tutoring in an effort to work more closely with teenagers to teach them techniques to reduce stress and lead more mindful lives, allowing them to thrive!