Éowyn Ahlstrom, BA, LMT, E-RYT500
B.A., Bennington College, 1993
Certificate in Massage Therapy, Greenfield Community College, 2002
Certificate in Yoga Instruction, Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts, 2006
Certificate in Advanced Yoga Teaching, Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts, 2008
Focus & Interests
- Embodiment and Mindfulness
- Applying Ancient Wisdom in Modern Life
- Developing Contemporary Mindfulness Communities
Éowyn Ahlstrom first encountered meditation and yoga more than twenty years ago and has been practicing avidly ever since. She has made mindfulness practice a central priority in her life, attending many silent meditation retreats and yoga practice courses, as well as deeply studying both ancient and modern texts regarding these practices.
Éowyn currently serves as the guiding teacher for the mindfulness communities of the Lancaster First Unitarian Church and the Gardner Unitarian Universalist Society, both in central Massachusetts. Based at Listening Wellness Center in Barre, she teaches regionally and is a part-time faculty member at the Center for Mindfulness. At Listening Wellness Center, Éowyn has developed an innovative, in-depth, nine-month program to re-integrate yoga and meditation, entitled Living Yoga, Living Mindfully. Her approach to practice and teaching is holistic, with a strong emphasis on embodiment.
Éowyn lives mindfully, and happily, with her husband and cat in the woods of the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts. Prior to full-time teaching, she was on staff at the Insight Meditation Society for seven years, serving in the areas of communication and development. Silent retreat remains a priority for Éowyn, who devotes at least one month each year to that way of practice.
Instructor in the Stress Reduction program, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2015-present
Guiding teacher for the mindfulness communities of the Gardner Unitarian Universalist Society and the Lancaster First Unitarian Church, 2010-Present and 2012-Present, respectively
Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher, Listening Wellness Center, Barre, MA 2006-Present
Yoga Teacher, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA 2006 - Present
Yoga Instructor, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA, 2009-2012
Community Mindfulness Teacher, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA, 2014
Board Member, Listening Wellness Center, Barre, MA 2012-Present