mindful foundations' teachers

John Abate

John is trained and qualifed to teach MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) through the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindfulness.


Along with his training and credentials John has spent time formally on silent meditation retreats and he co-leads and facilitates mindfulness and meditation retreats based in Joshua Tree, CA.


John shares his path discovering mindfulness and spiritual practice with local community organizations, corporate workshops, and has spoken on podcasts about topics related to mindfulness, meditation, and cultivating a daily practice. 

You can find John enjoying time in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada mountains backpacking, paddle boadring, cycling in his hometown of San Diego, and spending time with his family and friends in the community.

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