Jose has been a practicing exercise physiologist and human potential coach for over 28 years. He was the former Director of Programs & teacher at The Mindful Center in Albuquerque, the largest provider of mindfulness training in the Southwest.He is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has also received training in Unified Mindfulness Practice-the preferred technique used at most major research institutions such as Harvard & The University of Wisconsin Center for Healthy Minds. Over his career, Jose has worked with a varied population form Olympians and professional athletes to children, educators, Federal Law Enforcement and Special Forces. Jose’s focus has been on the integration of mindfulness for improving health & performance, reducing stress and increasing resiliency at work and home. Jose has been a keynote speaker and lecturer at over 100 universities, The Association For Dispute Resolution, and NM Federal Probation Officers Training. Jose provides mindfulness education at Albuquerque Public Schools, Presbyterian Health Plan, and New Mexico Drug Court, Clif Bar, Presbyterian Emergency Medicine among others. Jose holds certifications in Advanced Clinical Weight Loss, Stress management, Mind-Body Health, and Strength & Conditioning. Jose also has special training in the neurology of performance and metabolic development. Jose has been a keynote speaker and lecturer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference, National Association of Basketball Coaches Annual Conference, National Association of Soccer Coaches Annual Conference, PT On The NET-Meeting of the Minds, and the International Health Racquet & Sports Club Association annual conference. He has a special passion for neurology & exercise and has worked with acclaimed Harvard author and professor of Psychiatry John Ratey MD. Jose has also been a featured fitness expert in Men’s Health Magazine, Best Life Magazine, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times newspapers, and FOX 5 TV. Jose’s passion is to help people find the best and healthiest version of themselves.
Kimberlee Maresma, MA,LPCC
A licensed professional clinical counselor and a graduate of Southwestern College in Santa Fe, with a successful private practice (Embodied Spirit Therapies) in Albuquerque. She holds her undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and holistic nutrition. She began studying Mindfulness Meditation 20yrs ago as a student of Ayurvedic Medicine/Yoga with Dr. Lad. She teaches Mindfulness in the Albuquerque community, provides Professional Development to other clinicians/organizations and leads several support groups including Mindful Partnering/Mindful Parenting, Birth Trauma and Grief and Loss Circle. She helps her clients to ease anxieties and depressive traits by teaching them present moment awareness, exploring their subconscious narratives, helping them better navigate their emotional bodies, learn emotional-regulation tools and internal resourcing to connect them to their experiences and their truth. She emphasizes ones nutrition, their habits and thoughts and connects those to their Mental Health, creating healing treatments from this holistic model of body, mind, and spirit, with great passion and compassion. Her model is client strengths-based, humanistic, somatic, with emphasis in Psychodynamic, Positive, Eco Psychology and Integrative Health. She believes in her clients' innate wisdom to heal themselves. Acting as a gentle guide, she awakens and unveils their inner wisdom and truth. She reminds them to stay curious with a sense of humor and humanity that leads them back to authentic love for self. She loves to be in nature with her family, loves to read, write, do yoga and movement and create beautiful healthy food!
Tony Sager, MA, LCPP
Tony began practicing meditation and mindfulness at age 19. He has practiced and taught in the United States and internationally, including 21 years as a fully ordained Buddhist monk. He lived and worked in Buddhist community for 27 years. He is a senior teacher of an international school of Zen Tony is passionate about practicing and loves sharing teachings and practice with others. He focuses on helping people incorporate the formal (such as sitting meditation) and informal (meaning how to be mindful and foster presence and awareness while engaged in everyday life activities) aspects of practice into their daily lives. Presently, Tony works as a psychotherapist (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor). One of his professional interests is the incorporation of meditation and mindfulness in psychotherapy. As part of his work, he uses those practices with clients when appropriate to help them learn to manage their cognitive processes and gain greater awareness. He believes deeply we have innate wisdom and capacities to grow and to heal what needs to heal, that we can meet our challenges and that each of us can evolve upon our unique life journey towards wholeness. Tony is experienced in working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, spiritual issues, relationship issues and addictions. He works with both individuals and couples.
Randi Schweitzs, MA, LPCC
Randi Schweitz became curious about mindfulness in her early twenties through the practice of yoga. For the past 25 years she has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga and Buddhist meditation. Randi is passionate about studying how mindfulness of the body and mind connects us to our wholeness and increases our capacity for clarity and compassion. Randi teaches how to incorporate mindfulness practices into daily life to foster joy and ease as well as manage life’s daily stressors. Randi is a licensed psychotherapist (LPCC), specializing in mindfulness based Body-Centered psychotherapies to support individuals in healing and growing through trauma, anxiety, depression and grief.
Mark Pugsley, PhD, LCSW, CSAT
A licensed psychotherapist since 1996 with a specialty in Gestalt Psychology. Mark has practiced mindfulness for over 20 years. He studied with S.N. Goenka and spent many years practicing at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and completed the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock in Woodacre, CA. He is a co-founder of the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery (CRSR) in Albuquerque. Mark teachers and leads retreats in secular based mindfulness that integrates western psychology theory and practice.