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The Mindfulness Team:

We are David Teva and Kate Gilbert ’18  and we are committed to making Wesleyan a more mindful place. We believe that resources such as meditation and yoga can help students navigate and appreciate the world around them and allow them to immerse themselves in or experience the now. This is a new website, so please contact us with questions and comments. All feedback is welcome!

David Leipziger Teva:

David is currently the Director of Wesleyan’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. In 2011, David adapted John Kabat Zinn’s Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) protocol for Higher Education and specifically for the Wesleyan community. Together with meditation coach Scott Kessel ’87, MALS ’92, and Professor and yoga instructor Amy Lynn Tate, they teach a 6 week mindfulness course every semester, typically on monday afternoons/evenings.  He can be reached at

David’s Office hours are:
Monday 3:00-5:00pm
Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm

169 High St. (corner Church St)
Second Floor.

The Mindfulness Intern for 2017 2018 is:


Kate Gilbert is a junior Anthropology major. When she’s not teaching meditation, she can often be found at Long Lane Farm, planting seeds and harvesting veggies. She also enjoys cooking and baking, running and outdoor adventures, drawing and knitting. Kate has been involved in a number of meditation communities and has attended multiple meditation retreats, enjoys reading about mindfulness to learn more about it, and would be happy to share her knowledge with you! You can reach her at