Upayadhi (Savanna Jo) Luraschi


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Wednesday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
October 16th - December 4th*
New York Insight
28 West 27th St.  
c0-taught with Jon Aaron
Free Orientation, Wednesday October 2nd, 6:30pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Practice Day Sunday November 24th  9:30am-5:00pm
Tuition $600-$450.00 includes materials and Practice Day
Limited scholarships available.
* special schedule week of Thanksgiving: class will be Tuesday Nov 26th instead of Wednesday
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Upayadhi (Savanna Jo) Luraschi discovered meditation in 2004, living in London and coming across the London Buddhist Center in Bethnal Green. She immediately started sitting meditation retreats several times a year. Her explorations have since brought her to study with a variety of teachers in several centers in Europe and the US. 

After having herself experienced the benefits of an 8 week MBSR cycle in 2009, Upayadhi trained to become a qualified MBSR teacher with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed the MBSR Practicum in 2010, and the Teacher Development Intensive in 2014, the same year she also become a Senior Trainer with The Potential Project, an organization dedicated to bringing mindfulness to the workplace. She is in the process of pursuing full certification in MBSR.

Upayadhi is particularly interested in practicing in the workplace and in mitigating the cost of stress and burn out to organizations and their employees. She herself has more than 20 years of corporate experience in four different countries (USA/UK/France/India), both in the Luxury and Consumer Electronics industries. More recently, Upayadhi has been training as a coach, and is also pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, with a concentration in Buddhist studies.

Since 2004 Upayadhi has been an active member of the Triratna Buddhist Community, her primary community and context for deepening her practice. She was ordained in 2018.

Upayadhi has also trained as a contemplative caregiver in hospice with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and the Visiting Nurse Services of New York in 2010. In 2013 she completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program (ISPP) with the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and The New York Insight Meditation Center.  She has been a committed member of the Mindfulness Meditation NYC Teacher Collaborative since 2010.

Born in France, Upayadhi speaks both French and English fluently.

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More background information on her professional experience: www.linkedin.com/in/savannajoluraschi 

contact: upayadhi [@] gmail.com