Lisette Atala-Doocy studied classical music and linguistics and has been involved in the art world in San Diego for many years, at the Timken Museum of Art, California Center for the Arts, Escondido and many other institutions. She was executive and program director at a classical music station 104.9FM. Several years ago she read Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “Full Catastrophy Living” and she was very interested in the program that Kabat-Zinn talked about in the book. Later on, she took the course at UCSD Center for Mindfulness as well as several other courses related to Mindfulness. She holds a Certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. A Teaching Certification in The Mindfulness in Schools Project & UCSD. A program that originated in the UK. Lisette is an avid meditator who has practiced for 20 years.
Luis Morones MFT has had a mindfulness practice since 1987 when he first began attending classes in Marin County, Ca. Luis has a private practice as a family therapist in Chula Vista . He has trained with Dr. Steve Hickman at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness . He is a certified teacher and mentor. He has worked as a therapist since 1980 primarily with at risk families, refugee youth and adults who have a history of mental illness in their families . He has a special interest in the development of MBSR in Spanish and has taught the MBSR class in the Latino community. He has been for the past three years been offering courses in Mindful Aging. He has a Mindfulness Based Therapy specialty in his private practice that seeks to integrate spirituality, and Jungian psychology.