Mindful Boston founder Gena Bean


Gena Bean is a Cambridge-based consultant and instructor with extensive training in stress reduction strategies. Since 2004, she has taught stress reduction techniques through lecture, class and retreat, in service to hundreds of individuals and numerous organizations.

Gena teaches participants to address the fundamental causes of stress in the workplace and in life. Her personable teaching style is grounded in experiences from her own meditation practice that began in the mid-1980s. She offers workplace stress reduction, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and yoga.

Stress is a kind of routine for many of us. It can be difficult to take the steps necessary to reduce stress on one's own. In Gena's classes, students are deeply supported in developing effective stress reduction strategies that build greater happiness.

On-going Education

Present | Gena is dedicated to honing her skills; she is a lifelong student of mindfulness.  She regularly attends retreats, conferences and classes from: The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine Healthcare and Society, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and other organizations dedicated to mindful learning.

Here are some relevant highlights from Gena's education:

2016 | Attended "Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies To Nurture Balance, Self-Discipline, and Hope in Ourselves and Others" presented by Robert Brooks, Ph.D at the New England Educational Institute's symposium
2013 | Participation in Google's Search Inside Yourself Program at the Omega Center taught by Chade-Meng Tan and Mirabai Bush
2011 | Completion of the retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine at the Omega Center taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli
2007 | Completion of the Practicum in MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School taught by Rob Smith
2006 | Certificate in Lifeforce Yoga for Anxiety and Depression taught by Amy Weintraub
2004 | 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification taught by Yoganand Michael Carroll