About This Program
Erika Berland is a dancer, performer, Certified Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering(R), Registered Movement Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist. She was a founding faculty member of the MFA: Contemporary Performance program at Naropa University (2004-2020) where she developed and taught a two-year curriculum integrating movement, somatics and meditation. She has presented her workshop, "The Physical Art of Sitting", based on her book of the same title published in 2017, throughout the US along with workshops internationally in movement and Body-Mind Centering®. She has been a member of the teaching team for the Mindfulness Compassion Initiative since the program's launch in 2017.
Carla Burns, MDiv
Carla Burns, MDiv, is an Instructor in Naropa’s Core College, and Graduate School of Psychology, with an emphasis on the exploration of loving-kindness through the wisdom of the body, emotions, and the elements. She is particularly passionate about the ways in which contemplative practice communities can come to understand and hold multiple ways of being and knowing, and how we embody and utilize space as a means to personal, collective and cosmic liberation. In addition, she is certified Mindfulness Instructor at Naropa University, she co-developed Naropa’s Embodied Mindfulness in Teaching Training program and is the Program Manager for the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education.
Jordan Quaglia, PhD
Jordan Quaglia, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Cognitive and Affective Science Laboratory, and Research Director of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University. His research, supported by funding from Mind and Life Institute and John Templeton Foundation, has been featured in leading scientific journals and books, and relies on a range of tools, from neuroscientific measures to virtual reality, to study topics such as mindfulness and compassion. For more about Jordan: www.JordanQuaglia.com
Charlotte Z. Rotterdam, MTS
Charlotte Z. Rotterdam, MTS, is the Director of Naropa University’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education and an Instructor in Naropa’s Core College, Graduate School of Psychology and Graduate Religious Studies Department. Charlotte directs Naropa’s Compassion Initiative and co-developed and co-teaches Naropa’s Mindful Compassion Training. She consults with the University of Colorado’s Institute for Behavioral Science to integrate compassion practices into their RISE (Resilience in Schools and Educators) program. For more about Charlotte: www.naropa.edu/cace www.skymind.us