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Mindful Foundations Teachers

John Abate

John is trained and qualified to teach MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) through the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindfulness and Integrative Studies. John holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University.


Along with his training and credentials John has spent time formally on silent meditation retreats and co-leads and facilitates mindfulness and meditation retreats based in Joshua Tree, CA. John teaches Mindfulness and Meditation workshops throughout the country to individuals, groups, and corporations through his organization Mindful Foundations.


Through insightful and vulnerable storytelling, John shares his personal path discovering his mindfulness practice and has spoken on several podcasts about topics related to mindfulness, meditation, forgiveness, compassion, and best practices to cultivate a daily self - care practice. 

You can find John enjoying time in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada mountains backpacking, paddle boarding, cycling, volunteering and serving within his local community.

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