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DAKINI’S MISSION

Connect you with the practice of meditation.

Support you in establishing a clear and consistent practice.

Inspire you to continue to deepen in practice to realize the benefits of meditation in their own experience.

We create custom-crafted meditation cushions as an invitation and a reminder to connect with your practice, yourself, your moment.

We offer clear guidance in the form of classes, courses, retreats, newsletters and blogs that support the cultivation of a consistent and meaningful practice.

We inspire practice by sharing the wisdom of ancient teachings, experienced teachers, and an active and welcoming community of practitioners.

WELCOME YOUR MOMENT.

WELCOME TO DAKINI MEDITATIVE.

KELLY LINDSEY

Mind-Body Therapist, Meditation Teacher, Co-founder of Dakini Meditative

Kelly’s meditative journey began more than twenty years ago and has included many different styles of practice and paths of study. She has completed the two-year Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies; Sutrayana Seminary; a six-year advanced Buddhist studies program at Diamond Mountain University; and many individual and group retreats, including several that were a month long. Having received formal instruction in different Tibetan Buddhist lineages, Kelly has found a wonderful integration of deep practice and study realized in the context of everyday life.

She’s found that all of these teachings have culminated in one main lesson: how to live in the world with an open heart. Her spiritual practice is inextricably connected to her daily life, as she brings together her roles of mother, meditation teacher, mind-body therapist, and entrepreneur. She’s found that the Buddhist teachings have provided an essential guide for how to live an authentic and meaningful life. She actively shares these teachings with those around her, both through embodying them in her life as well as through teaching classes, both locally and online through Dakini Meditative and TheMindOasis.org.

Kelly lives in Austin, TX with her greatest teachers: her three children, Hunter, Elise, and Jackson, her husband, Adam, and their dog, Sammy.

kelly@dakinimeditative.com

DR. ADAM SMITH

Physician, Meditation Teacher, Co-founder of Dakini Meditative

Born in the Bahamas to an English mother and Guyanese father who were Canadian citizens at the time, Adam learned from early age the benefits of an open mind.

Adam first encountered meditation at the age of sixteen and the seed was planted. He practiced episodically over the next few decades, yet many aspects of mindfulness and self-awareness were guiding principles in his life. Over the past decade, he has been formally pursuing mindfulness and meditation practices, eagerly consuming new research in the emerging fields of mindfulness and coaching psychology, and incorporating them into his life, both personally and professionally.

Adam’s work is largely focused on those in the healthcare industry, helping clinicians discover, or rediscover meaning, purpose and effectiveness in their work. Through exploration of self-compassion and self-care, he teaches clinicians how to enhance their relationships to themselves, their work, and their patients. These shifts invariably translate to a higher quality of clinician experience, which gets paid forward in the form of improved, and more compassionate, care for patients, all while serving as a buffer against burnout.

His greatest teachers have been and are his family, which includes his wife, Kelly Lindsey, co-founder of Dakini Meditative, their children, parents, and furry companions, most notably the Samdog.

adam@dakinimeditative.com

Kaleigh Carter
Kaleigh Carter

Kaleigh began her meditation journey after sustaining an injury during yoga that left her searching for another way to achieve the same clarity of mind. She is now a firm believer in the power of meditation to bring more peace and happiness into the world because of the way it has changed her life. Her greatest wish is to help others feel the utmost happiness in their lives.

Kaleigh loves to learn, travel, visit independent bookstores, swim in mountain lakes, garden succulents and connect with friends–both new and old. She graduated from LSU with a BA in English. She was born and raised in Austin, where she lives today with her partner and two rescue pups.

Brooke Binstock
Brooke Binstock

Brooke Binstock is a Holistic Health coach, licensed social worker, writer, massage therapist, and teacher certified through Kripalu, Dharma Yoga and Dakini Meditative.  She is dedicated to cultivating a nonjudgmental approach to being human. Her teaching style is warm, grounded, compassionate, intuitive and body-centered. She encourages her clients and students to come home to themselves in a gentle, spacious and loving way.

Find out more at www.brookebinstock.com  

Photo credit, Liz Moskowitz.

Cyndi Kohfield
Cyndi K.

Over the past six years, the quality of life benefits Cyndi has received from her meditation practice are immeasurable. In 2017 as a way to further her own understanding and practice, Cyndi completed meditation teacher training with Dakini Meditative. Her intention each time she leads meditation is to support others’ practice and to hold space for the cultivation of ease and wisdom found in their unique experience.

Cyndi is a certified NIA Technique dance teacher and practitioner of eighteen years, and a blossoming novice in the Strala yoga technique. She is a non-religious, secular Buddhist and a perpetual student through reading, classes and retreats of many mindful philosophies and teachers. You can practice with Cyndi free of charge each week via the online, non-profit Mind Oasis. Visit TheMindOasis.org for information.

Tinamarie Baczynski

Tinamarie’s meditative journey began with centering prayer. Her practice of both mindfulness meditation and centering breath began shortly after she completed her communication and religion studies at Baylor in 1994. These devotional practices anchor and inform her life and the mothering of her two greatest teachers, her beloved sons, Chandler and Asher.

She is a graduate of Kelly Lindsey’s 300-Hour Dakini Meditative Meditation Teacher Training. Her teaching flows from her experience of meditation as a journey into the heart. She feels passionately moved to help support an inner experience of compassionate awareness in others, both on their meditation cushions and in their day-to-day lives. Tinamarie teaches and mentors in meditation, mindful communication and heartful-being in her offerings through Practicing Presence. She also teaches online at TheMindOasis.org.

Anne Heinen
Anne McCreidy Heinen

Anne McCready Heinen believes in meditation’s power to transform lives and bring peace and compassion to the world—and she’s experienced for herself how meditation makes the day-to-day of life a little easier. Helping others to experience this is one of her joys. Anne received her 300-hour Dakini Meditative Meditation Teacher Training certificate in 2017 and currently teaches live, online classes at TheMindOasis.org. She completed her Level I iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in 2018.

Anne teaches mindfulness in Austin elementary schools and organizations. In addition to teaching meditation, Anne is a freelance writer/editor, married to a great guy, and is a mom to three wonderful people. She volunteers with Hospice Austin, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and Travis County, as a voter registrar. Please contact her at amheinen@gmail.com for information about upcoming classes.

Dana Wills
Dana Wills

Dana recently relocated from Austin, Texas to Buena Vista, Colorado, a small river town with towering mountains, amazing weather and warm people. Dana sees her role in the world as connecting with people so that the ripples of compassion will carry out into the world. She feels that by learning to slow down and listen to ourselves, we can do the same for others.

Dana’s meditation classes have a similar cadence and vibe to gentle yoga. She emphasizes listening to your body and consistency in practice. Dana loves being in nature — walking, biking, boating, doing yoga. Sharing conversation and meditative experiences with family and friends is very important in Dana’s life. Dana completed her 300-hour meditation teacher training with Kelly Lindsey and her 500-hour yoga teacher training with Gioconda Parker. You can meditate with Dana online at TheMindOasis.org.

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