Valerie Bentley

Valerie Bentley, PhD

Dr. Valerie Bentley is a clinical psychologist and the Mindfulness Program Coordinator for Intermountain Healthcare. She received her PhD from Brigham Young University and has been a part of Intermountain Healthcare as a clinician and mindfulness teacher for more than 25 years. She has completed extensive training in mindfulness and meditation techniques and received certification as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
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Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, has always been interested in pathways to health and wellness. She discovered the transformative power of mindfulness while taking her first Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class. Knowing she found her true passion, she wanted to share mindfulness practices with others. She trained at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) in Medicine, healthcare and Society at UMass Medical School. She is now a CFM Qualified MBSR Instructor; and is excited to share her passion by teaching MBSR courses in the norther Utah region.
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Tanji Wolfert

Tanji is a licensed mental health professional and a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor. She obtained her MBSR training through the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. Her passions included physical, emotional and spiritual wellness – and maintaining an ongoing professional and personal study and practice of mindfulness, meditation, yoga and nutrition; as well as transcendent wellness.
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David Tate

David Tate, PhD.

Dr. David Tate is a psychologist in private practice in St. George for the past 20 years. He has taught over 50 groups and 800 people since beginning training in 1990 with his mentor and the originator of MBSR, Dr. Jo Kabat-Zinn. Dr. Tate was one of the early researchers of BSR, contributing to the now large body of research supporting the significant substantial emotion and physical health benefits usually realized by MBSR group participants. He has taught mindfulness principles and practices to thousands of people over the last 30 years in business, hospital, health and wellness resort, religious and government settings; as well as in his own private practice.
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Vicki Overfelt

Vicki Overfelt

Vicki received her Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in education al administration from Columbia University, Teacher College. Vicki received her MBSR training through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, located at UMASS Medical School, founded by Jon Kabat0Zinn in 1979. She has completed the full training path in MBSR, included MBSR in Mind Body Medicine, Practicum in MBSR, Teacher Development Intensive, Individual Supervision in MBSR and MBSR Certification.
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Michelle Amussen

Michelle Amussen, MS

Michelle graduated in 2009 with her BS in Health Promotion and Education and later in 2013 with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Utah. As a graduate student, she researched the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in helping individuals with depression and co-morbid substance abuse.

Michelle has been part of the Primary Children’s outpatient rehabilitation team since 2013. As an occupational therapist, Michelle helps children with mental/physical disabilities, mood disorders and injuries get back to leading meaningful lives. Michelle is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of yoga and mindfulness both emotionally and physically.

Michelle has received specialized training in teaching mindfulness to children using Dr. Amy Saltzman’s, A Still Quiet Place, Curriculum; and Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention and performance.

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Anna Smyth

Anna Smyth, MS

Anna Smyth is a qualified MBSR instructor trained through University of Massachusetts Medical School. She holds a master’s degree in health Promotion and Education and has been teaching and training groups for over a decade. Her aim is to equip you with both the skills and confidence to apply and practice the tools and techniques learned in her classes. A result, Anna hopes Mindfulness students discover a deep new sense of fulfillment in life.
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Liz Young

Liz Young, LMT

Liz Young has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1996, specializing in Sports, Cranio Sacral, Neuromuscular and Myofascial modalities. Growing up with a mother who was very much into homeopathic and natural remedies cultivated a long-standing appreciation and curiosity for Eastern medicine. This led to certification in Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.

Liz combines these modalities in a 10-week online coaching service as a Wellness Coach. Continuing down the Ayurvedic path, led to becoming a 200-hour eRYT and 500-hour Registered Yoga Instructor.

Liz works in Park City and in Salt Lake at Intermountain Live Well Centers teaching Yoga and Mindfulness classes to help people feel better in their bodies.

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Chanda Vaniman, BS Exercise Physiologist, E-RYT 500

In 2002, Chanda completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University near her hometown in Georgia. She has always enjoyed fitness and helping others be healthy and in 2009 she became Hatha yoga certified at the 500-hour level.

She has been leading students of all ages and abilities in yoga and meditation as well as training other teachers to teach since then. Chanda fell in love with the desert after hiking the Grand Canyon and moved to St. George, UT in 2012 for more hiking and National park going opportunities. Besides yoga and hiking, she loves to be an aunt and cook; and especially loves doing those two things together.

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