Gabriela was invited to open a general assembly meeting for the Illinois Community College Diversity Commission with a mindful meditation session. The commission response was so positive that we collaborated with Gabriela to host multiple, semester-long mindfulness workshops.
Gabriela’s calming energy and recognition of the varying degrees of prior practice we all brought to these experiences allowed every participant to find a comfort zone in the meditation space. Gabriela offered mini lessons on the mindfulness practice she prepared, followed by the guided experience, and ended with the reminder that our goal was consistency not perfection.
I left every session with Gabriela feeling re-energized and confident that I could continue the regular practice until our next session.
2022-23 President, Illinois Community College Diversity Commission