Stefan Zijlstra, MA, RYT 500, is the founder and current director of the ‘Alaska Center for Mindfulness’.
Stefan has been practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga since 1996, and has trained with a wide range of yoga and meditation teachers. He has been teaching meditation and yoga in Alaska since 2005.
Stefan founded ‘Snow Buddha Meditation & Yoga‘ in 2005 and the ‘Alaska Center for Mindfulness‘ in 2012. He is passionate about introducing mindfulness to Alaska, offering classes for the workplace, the healthcare system, and to the general public.
Stefan holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tara Lampert, MA, RYT 500, is the primary instructor of our mindfulness programs.
She has been practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga since 1999, and has trained with many different yoga and meditation teachers around the country. She has been teaching meditation and yoga in Alaska since 2014.
Tara has completed an 18-month ‘Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training’ at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
She has been an adjunct professor in the ‘Women’s Studies’ Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 2009, and has a Master’s degree in ‘Creative Writing’.