Elaine Retholtz is a teacher at NYI. She has been studying and practicing the Dharma for over 20 years, and has been teaching since 2004. She is a graduate of the third Community Dharma Leaders program. Elaine has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction since 2005. She completed the Practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) in Worcester Massachusetts and is honored to have received certification from CFM as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher in 2012. She has a deep interest in helping students integrate mindfulness practice into daily life.