Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Jan is the Executive Director of Open Minds, Inc. an upcoming non-profit, which teaches communities in Western, MD mindfulness education through centering/breathing, mentoring, yoga, mindful eating, and nature-based activities. She started with a loose meditation practice about 13 years ago, but seriously started practicing when attending Naropa University for a Masters degree in Contemplative Education.
Jan grew up in Frederick County, MD and is a mom to Delia Ayn and works part time with Fox Haven Farms in Jefferson, MD. She also teaches mindful youth, family, and adult workshops.
Jan will be teaching the Mindfulness for Teens course at the Frederick Meditation Center beginning in April 2015. Stay tuned for details!