The strength of the program lies in the people responsible for it: the mix of experienced and knowledgeable faculty members, who have been teaching in this program for many years, as well as the alumna, who return as staff members, offering up their own experience and enthusiasm.

Our faculty include:

JudyLeif-2014-smlJudith Lief, a contemplative hospice pioneer and senior Buddhist teacher who trained under Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Judy teaches meditation practices that can help participants navigate the challenges of cancer from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. As the author of Making Friends with Death, she also provides support for facing the hard issues of dying, loss, and change.


Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, founded by the well known integrative physician Dr. Andrew Weil. She is an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and co-author of Integrative Women’s Health. Victoria offers the women the knowledge they need to ask questions, partner with their doctors, and understand integrative/complementary options in cancer treatment, including nutrition.

Linda SparroweLinda Sparrowe, a writer, yoga teacher and practitioner who has deep roots in yoga and specializes in women’s health. She is editor-in-chief for Yoga International and the author of several books. Linda leads the participants in gentle, trauma-sensitive yoga classes, deeply restorative practices, and breathing techniques to help them learn to release tension and move their bodies in healing, appropriate ways.