Offering Mindfulness Coaching

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For Individuals*, Couples, and Families

Build resilience
Increase self-awareness
Cultivate kindness and compassion
Grow capacity to regulate your system
Develop wise responses to emotions
Tend to unresolved trauma
Receive support in practice
*Teen mentorship also offered


“Don’t apologize for the sorrow, grief, and rage you feel. It is a measure of your humanity and your maturity. It is a measure of your open heart, and as your heart breaks open there will be room for the world to heal. That is what is happening as we see people honestly confronting the sorrows of our time.”
~ Joanna Macy

Gavrila Nikhila

Mindfulness Educator | Yoga Teacher | Mediator

Gavrila has been practicing mindfulness modalities for over a decade. Her entry point into contemplative practice was initiated through the teachings of yoga, continued with an exploration of active meditation, and became crystallized as a dedicated practitioner and teacher of mindfulness. Guided by the question: Is this life worth living? Gavrila left her career as an Industrial Engineer to pursue the path of self-study and service by devoting herself to the practices that guarantee freedom from suffering. Currently, Gavrila is pursuing her Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), as well as joining the first-ever Dedicated Practitioners Program in Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. In addition to supporting CIIS’s Human Sexuality PhD program, Gavrila teaches the Middle School Meditation Series at Spirit Rock and staffs teen retreats with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education and Spirit Rock. Over the last half decade, Gavrila has taught mindfulness to various populations around the world. Most recently, she completed two years of teaching mindfulness to incarcerated women in Nevada County. Her own practice is the primary influencer of her teachings, thus, Gavrila participates in extended, silent meditation retreats to deeply study the techniques of mindfulness and how they lead to joy and contentment. She is devoted to offering these teachings through coaching, trainings, workshops, and retreats. A daughter, sister, lover, dancer, and writer, Gavrila teaches connection through embodiment and is interested in pioneering new ways to honor the grieving process and tend unresolved trauma. Based in California, she offers one-on-one mindfulness coaching in person and online.

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