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Punita Jani-Thaker

Punita Jani-Thaker’s belief in the power of mindfulness-based techniques to discover and bring our true selves to everyday life has led her to focus on deepening self-awareness, enriching relationships and enhance decision making for individuals, families and professional leadership. Balancing her experiences in finance and education with raising three energetic boys helps her to identify with the stresses and circumstances facing each of us in an increasingly noisy world. Awareness of dynamics straddling the British/American and South Asian cultures gives her a unique perspective on how a mindful life is adapted for diverse backgrounds.

As a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher from UMass Center for Mindfulness, Punita has been practicing and teaching mindfulness for over a decade. She is a qualified 200 hour Registered Yoga teacher (RYT) and has a created K-12 programs through Mindful Schools. Her core approach is to bring together best practices from across disciplines to focus on nourishing the mind, body and spirit through mindful living.

Punita is an active teacher across diverse institutions and has had the privilege to teach at Ramapo College – NJ, West Point Military Academy FMWR – NY, Phelps Memorial Hospital – NY, Gilda’s Club – NY and Briarcliff Manor UFSD – NY. In addition, she has conducted online and in person meditations, mindful parenting, and yoga sessions for a wide array of participants. 

  • Teacher level: Level 2 authorized teacher
  • Years of experience: 12
  • Training from: UMass Center for Mindfulness

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