Join our pilot virtual meet-up this Friday, March 20, from 12-12:50 PT to reframe the virtual landscape from distance and isolation to togetherness, connection and community. We will be led in a guided meditation by yoga and wellness teacher Teresa Yung, that helps us connect back to the body, ground into safety and stability, and create space for all the happenings and uncertainties in the world around us, leading to calm, compassion, connection, and presence. Jeannie Blaustein, Founding Board Chair of Reimagine, will then share a reflection before we move into small breakout groups.
Teresa Yung is a San Francisco based yoga instructor, wellness teacher, and community builder. Her everyday practices are based in presence, breath, and awareness. She is passionate about bringing emotional wellbeing to her communities and beyond. You can connect to her and her online community, Our Virtual Wellness Studio where facilitators from around the world offer virtual experiences from yoga, meditation, breathwork, cacao, workshops, dance, forest bathing, voice activation and more so that we may continue to be together, regardless of distance.
Dr. Jeannie Blaustein is the founding board chair of Reimagine End of Life. Jeannie has spent her professional career as a psychologist, pastoral counselor, and community leader supporting people in the work of having difficult conversations about love, loss, and conflict. Over the last 15 years, Jeannie’s work has gravitated toward the field of end of life, and in particular, the work of advanced care planning, perhaps the most difficult conversation we must each have with our loved ones, yet by far one of the most important.
Over the last 15 years, Jeannie has served as a hospice volunteer, and trained at The Open Center NY to become a doula to accompany the dying. Jeannie serves on the Steering Committee of “What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life”, initiated through a partnership with the nationally recognized Advance Care Planning program 'Respecting Choices'; she is a certified What Matters Facilitator, Instructor and provides ongoing supervision and education to the cadre of What Matters facilitators. She most recently has been privileged to work as a chaplaincy intern on the Geriatric and Palliative Care service at Mt. Sinai hospital in NYC.
Jeannie is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a PhD from City College, CUNY, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral care and counseling from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Jeannie graduated from Brown University with an A.B. degree, and holds an M.A. from New York University (both in History). She has begun her chaplaincy training at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.