Victoria Fontana is a certified Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT) instructor with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science and a graduate of Nalanda Institute’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Program in New York. Victoria holds an M.A. in Education from the University of Washington and is currently finishing an M.Sc. in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University, Wales, with MBSR certification. Victoria has been an educator for over 20 years, currently an adjunct professor at IE University in Madrid, where she teaches for the Center for Health, Well-Being and Happiness as well as the Languages and Humanities Departments. She teaches Mindfulness and Compassion both privately and in professional organizations and is a practicing Mindfulness and Wellness Coach, ACC. She is based in Madrid, Spain
Jennifer Ladonne is a certified Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT) instructor with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science and teaches meditation in Paris. A practicing therapist, she is a graduate of the Helix Training Program for Psychotherapy and Nalanda Institute’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Program in New York City. Jennifer is also a seasoned travel writer, journalist and editor and holds a master’s degree from New York University. She is based in Paris, France.
Maria Thorin is a Certified Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT) Instructor with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, as well as a Certified Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) facilitator with Life University. She is a PHD student at Åbo Academy University, within the discipline of Compassion Science, Ethics and Philosophy. She is a public speaker on Compassion, Empathy, Altruism. For twenty years she has worked with international aid, particularly Humanitarian Aid — first with the United Nations, and currently with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Maria is a Yoga Teacher within the Hatha Tradition, offering yoga and meditation weekly within a national health network. She is based in Stockholm, Sweden.