Gavrila Nikhila is a mindfulness and embodiment educator whose work has been developed from a diverse background of teachers and cultures. Originally certified in Osho Active Meditation, Gavrila worked with spiritual communities around the world to invite people into the radical space of awareness, liberation, and self-acceptance. Thirsty with a passion to intimately understand the human experience, she went on to become a certified yoga teacher, meditation facilitator, and mediator. Gavrila participates in extended, silent meditation retreats to deeply study the techniques of mindfulness and how they lead to joy and contentment. In reclaiming her Jewish lineage, Gavrila works intimately with the moon cycle and in finding the earth-based roots of Judaism. Additionally, she is interested in pioneering new ways to honor the grieving process and tending to unresolved trauma. Based in California, she teaches mindfulness to teenagers, in collaboration with Spirit Rock and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, and is training now to become a somatic therapist. Gavrila uses dance, poetry, mindfulness, and play to invoke exploration.