Sydney Faith Rose
Welcome! I’m a lifelong meditator, recovery coach and yoga instructor, who trained in the year-long meditation instructor and Secular Buddhist Program at The Interdependence Project. I spent 6 weeks in continuous meditative practice at Insight Meditation Society.
I’ve dedicated the last 10 years of my life to participating in advanced trainings that focus on teaching trauma informed yoga, restorative yoga and meditation. I also continue to pursue training in variety of evidence based mental health practices related to working with young adults, supporting overall mental health and well being and working in direct service with people struggling with issues like substance misuse and PTSD.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve been teaching meditation and developing wellness initiatives:
For small non-profits, community organizations and therapeutic environments, like Odyssey House, The New York Public Library, The Jewish Board of Family Services, and The Center for Active Design
At colleges and universities, like New York University, Borough of Manhattan Community College, and The New School
In spiritual communities and at retreat centers, like Kripalu, Church Pension Group, The Moishe House, The Episcopal Camps and Conference Center's World Wide Conference, and Park Avenue Synagogue
... and many more.
My passions include bringing mindfulness into therapeutic environments like group homes, rehabs and alternative high schools. I’m a co-founder of Mind Body Kindness, and an active member of The Buddhist Recovery Network.
I currently works one-on-one with clients teaching individualized private yoga sessions, supporting students in deepening their meditative practices and using an approach to recovery coaching that combines Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change Model with meditation, mindful movement, contemplative psychology and Buddhist philosophy. I specialize in supporting women who struggle with anxiety, depression and chronic illness and/or who are in recovery from addiction and codependency in developing self care plans that lead to greater ease in their relationships with their bodies and the world.
In addition, I’m training as a clinical intern to become a full time therapist in a contemplative, feminist, experiential, Health at Every Size (HAES) informed private practice called “What’s True Now”. We’re accepting clients on a sliding-scale and we would love to work with you!