How did a girl from Long Beach, California become a shaman from the Amazon and a yogi from the Himalayas?
Spring Washam is a meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She was trained by Jack Kornfield and now leads Vipassana and Metta retreats throughout the country. Spring is one of the founders of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland where she teaches daylong retreats and weekly classes. She is also a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based healing practices to inner city communities. In addition she has extensive training in indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world. www.springwasham.com
Her teachings focus on social action and multiculturalism. Her stories and studies, combined with her enthusiasm, charisma, and energy, create a refreshing take on the meditation and mindfulness genre.
Her new book is titled "A FIERCE HEART
FINDING STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND WISDOM IN ANY MOMENT:
“A Fierce Heart is a book whose time is an eternal now: sacred help, made beautifully accessible, by the wild
and determined spirit of a no-nonsense female teacher, a bodhisattva, brown as Earth, real as Oxygen.”
– Alice Walker , author of The Color Purple
Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. You can connect with Tommy at the website Blending The Family.Com