Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation

At MCLW, all our programs are designed to enhance and improve one’s experience of life. We strive to assist our guests in becoming more ‘mindful’ in their daily lives and believe that true meditation is being present, attentive, and engaged in life.


Jeff Stanford

Jeff Stanford

Jeff was trained as an anthropologist focusing on religion and culture, doing fieldwork in the 1970’s human potential movement. He learned that the changes sought by those in the movement must come from a new relationship with life, which, for him, began in the kitchen where decisions affect the practitioner and the planet. Jeff is a dowser working with energy, which led him to a vegan lifestyle.

What Meditation Isn’t – A conversation about “thoughtful meditation.” Jeff Stanford approaches meditation as inquiry – exploring what it is not. Meditation is beyond relaxation, which itself is healthful and important. Active meditation approaches the very nature of ourselves and life. It is the cultivation of a sensitive awareness that leads beyond thought. You’ll discuss tools to get started, if you are beginning to learn about meditation. Surprising as well as interesting and fun!

$75/person; $110/couple (Proceeds of this class are donated to sustainable programs).

Siri Gian Singh Khalsa

Kim Levan
Transformational Coach

Kim is an ICF-accredited Transformational Coach, Climate Change Coach, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Teacher, and Behavioral Change Specialist. For over twelve years, she has facilitated experiential learning opportunities that support individuals and organizations to enhance well-being, increase personal agency and find collaborative ways of working through complex challenges.

Originally from the UK, Kim now lives in Mendocino, California, where she teaches Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-based 8-week program co-created by researcher, Kristin Neff, and clinical psychologist, Christopher Germer. She also guides trauma-informed mindfulness classes, provides private coaching for sustainable transformation and hosts a range of workshops that promote human flourishing and support planetary health. Her work is rooted in social and environmental justice, compassionate leadership and a deep reverence for the natural world.

Private Transformational Coaching Session

Transformational coaching is a collaborative, conversation-based approach that helps you deepen your understanding of how you relate to yourself and the world around you. Through a process of self-discovery you will gain clarity and fresh perspective on the beliefs, assumptions and emotional states that hold you back, and uncover new possibilities for living a more authentic, purposeful, and fulfilling life. Together we will explore ways of navigating the challenges you face, in alignment with your core values, needs and aspirations. Our work together provides an empowering pathway to sustainable transformation, in the service of both personal growth and collective wellbeing. 

60 minutes: $90


60 min Private Mindful Self-Compassion Training

In this experiential session, you will learn to cultivate self-compassion and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. You will gain a felt sense of compassion in your body, so you can calm your nervous system and respond more skillfully to difficult or challenging emotions as they arise. The session will be tailored to your personal needs and will typically include some guided meditation, self-reflection and didactic learning. Mindfulness and self-compassion have many proven benefits including reducing stress, improving mental focus, increasing healthy habits and enhancing relationships. You will leave the session with practical tools and techniques you can use at home and work, to move through life with greater ease and treat yourself just as you would a dear friend.

This session can be undertaken one-to-one or as a small group. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.


Siri Gian Singh Khalsa

Siri Gian Singh Khalsa
Kundalini and Breathwork Sessions

Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa was born in Oakland and raised in Sacramento, CA. He holds a B.A in History from U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. from U.C.L.A. in African History, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from International College. Dr. Khalsa also studied at Menlo College, the University of Valencia (Spain), and the Sorbonne (Paris, France). He has taught Kundalini yoga, acupressure, psychology, gourmet raw food preparation and cleansing, shamanic studies, African History, Latin American History, and Western Civilization, in the United States and abroad. Siri Gian Singh has been a student of Kundalini Yoga, meditation and tantra for 40 years under the guidance of Kundalini and Tantra Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, who gave him his spiritual name in 1974. He practiced Hatha Yoga and Transcendental Meditation for five years prior to meeting Yogi Bhajan.

Today, Siri Gian Singh teaches Kundalini yoga and leads workshops and retreats on acupressure, tantra, live foods and other holistic, life affirming practices.

Cost: Call our Wellness Programs Director, Sid Garza-Hillman for more info – (707) 937-5615

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