Whether it's on the court or on the cushion, facilitating connection is my highest goal. Connection to ourselves, one another, and the present moment. I'm grateful for the chance to share mindfulness with others!
As a child I struggled to hit developmental milestones involved with speech and motor skills. Some of my earliest memories involve Obsessive Compulsive patterns of behavior, a disorder I was eventually diagnosed with in adolescence. The majority of my life has been spent in fear: fear of my thoughts, fear of what mistake I may or might have made.
Although I have been privileged with a loving, supportive family and knowledgeable therapists; I would not be here today if it wasn’t for my mindfulness practice. Learning to witness my thoughts taught me that they weren’t in my control. Learning to inhabit my body through sensory awareness taught me how to return to the moment, the only one we ever have.
Having taken ownership of my own mindfulness practice in what is an ever unfolding process, I’ve created this space in order to help others do the same. What does it mean to take ownership of your practice? Asking the necessary questions to understand how and why one cultivates awareness. Customizing your practice for the time, style, and intensity that fits you. And finally, making it a joyful experience of exploration and discovery that you can carry with you throughout your day.
I do not claim to be an expert meditator or life coach; I am in practice just like anyone reading this. My joy comes from facilitating connection, connection to self, others and our environment.
Jonathan has been playing tennis since he was 8 years old and competed throughout his junior years in both New England and National tournaments. He retained a top-5 ranking in New England through the 12’s and 14’s and was a Boston globe All-Scholastic award winner for his high school team. Jonathan is PTR certified and enjoys teaching all ages and skill levels.