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Our Team

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman MA is the founder of the Mindfulness Training Institute. He has studied mindfulness meditation practices for twenty-five years and taught mindfulness workshops, courses, and retreats in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. for the past twelve years. Mark teaches meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and regularly at institutions like Omega, Esalen, and Insight Meditation Society. He is a trainer at Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). As a mindfulness consultant, he has led trainings in corporate settings, including Proctor & Gamble, Gap, and Prana. He is also a certified Integral Coach and has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Mark is the author of Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Your Inner CriticAwake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery and Poems from the Wild.

Martin Aylward is a founding teacher and co-director of the Mindfulness Training Institute. He has taught Mindfulness worldwide for 18 years, and has personally trained over 100 Mindfulness teachers from 20 countries. Martin has been deeply involved with Mindfulness practice for 30 years, and is visiting faculty for the Masters (MSc) in Mindfulness Based Interventions, UC Dublin, Ireland.
Lori Schwanbeck brings a lifelong dedication to growth and peak performance living. Her professional career began in Canada where she earned a degree in Commerce and worked in marketing for CP Rail, Kraft General Foods, and various wellness centers. She has taught internationally to a range of organizations, including Google, Tennis Australia, AP Plasman and the Rotman School of Business.