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The Mindfulness Team:

We are David Teva and Tyla Taylor ’21 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) pedagogy for Higher Education and specifically for the Wesleyan community. Among David’s many meditation teachers have been Sylvia Boorstein and Sheila Peltz Weinberg. Together with meditation coach Scott Kessel ’87, MALS ’92, and Professor and yoga instructor Amy Lynn Tate, they teach a 13-week course on Metacognition/Mindfulness that explores many contemplative and embodied practices.  The class meets typically on Monday afternoons/evenings. For more information on the class, click here. He can be reached at

The Mindfulness Intern for 2019-2020:

Tyla Taylor ’21 is a Psychology major, Education Studies minor, and will receive a certificate in Civic Engagement. Her first introduction to mindfulness was through an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Management course, and since then she has been hooked. She loves teaching children, and will be starting a program this year to bring mindfulness to local Middletown elementary schools. Tyla is excited to meet and practice with Wes students this semester and would be happy to serve as a resource for anyone new to Wesleyan’s mindfulness community! You can reach her at