Director, Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-based Professional Education and Training
Leadership Team, Center for Mindfulness
B.A. NYU, 1993
M.S. Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY, 1974
M.A. New York University, CUM LAUDE , 1971
Florence directs and offers Mindfulness-Based training programs with excellence, depth, rigor and integrity in the development and cultivation of an international network of MBSR teachers, and serves on the Center’s Leadership Team. She the is Director of Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training, a senior MBSR teacher and a member of the executive leadership team for the Center for Mindfulness.
Florence has taught meditation for over 30 years. She is certified as a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher as well as a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction teacher. She has studied in India and the US with meditation masters, S.Muktananda and S.Chidvilasananda. Since 2003 she has studied Insight Dialogue, trained and taught with Gregory Kramer. Florence holds degrees in education and psychotherapy and is a licensed family therapist. She has trained and taught with Saki Santorelli EdD and Jon Kabat-Zinn,PhD.
Oasis Continuing Education Programs
The Mindful Dialogue and Inquiry Retreats
Milan 2009; Holland, 2010, 2011; Paris, 2012, Cologne, Germany, 2013 and Freiburg, Germany, 2013
Medical Education Programs
Mindful Practice – A Mindfulness Program for Physicians and Healthcare Providers, 2013
Boston Psychoanalytic Society Retreat, 2011 – 2013
Pediatrician's Retreat – Garrison Institute, 2004
Facing Dissection: Coping Styles, UMass Medical School 2003