Serving youth and young adults to grow a kinder world.
We foster confidence, well-being and resilience by providing mindfulness tools in our communities and schools.
Our Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Inquiry and Connection
Our Vision: Serving youth and young adults to grow a kinder world.
Our Mission: We foster confidence, well-being and resilience by providing mindfulness tools in our communities and schools.
Meet Our Team
Today's evidence-based scientific research is proving how ancient practices of meditation and living mindfully strengthen resilience and joy in living the good life. The MBSR course she teaches, which has been taught internationally for almost fifty years, has been the leader in public education in secular mindfulness because of its fidelity and rigor in gold-standard research. Neuroscientific findings have shown that mindfulness is a skill that can be learned, allowing us to face obstacles such as uncertainty and fear with courage as we learn how to trust our own basic goodness to live authentic beneficial lives. "May it be so" is Margaret's pledge and commitment to contribute to MMP's educational mission. Margaret is a co-founder of MMP since its incorporation in 2019.
Whether on skis, soccer cleats or bare feet, Emily loves to explore her natural environment — though digging into music & movies, doing crossword puzzles and playing board games will always bring her great joy.
Courtnay believes in the importance of cultivating inner balance and resilience, even in the face of adversity. She firmly believes that these skills can be taught and learned, regardless of the circumstances. Alongside her role as a teacher for the Montana Mindfulness Project, Courtnay currently serves as the Homeless Liaison for the Belgrade School District. Through this position, she feels privileged to offer support and assistance to students and families in need.
When Courtnay is not in the classroom, she finds joy in immersing herself in nature, exploring art, delving into literature, and embracing the power of music.
Danielle is non-tenure track faculty at Montana State University and has a proven record of student engagement. Danielle is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher and teaches MMPs young adult offerings. She has called Bozeman home since 2000 and is committed to creating a community of belonging. She has been on the board of the Montana Mindfulness Project since 2020.
Dagny is a wilderness guide, a movement facilitator, and integrative sleep hygiene specialist. She is a NARM (Neuroaffective Relational Model of Trauma) certified teacher and has started teaching with MMP in the fall of 2023. She has called Montana home since 2010 and been rooted in Bozeman since 2019.
Abby’s background rests in American Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Native American Studies, which gives her the invaluable tools to explore problems with an interdisciplinary and complex lens. Seeking connection, understanding, and change through collaboration and creativity are her jam. She thrives in environments that allow for curiosity and the chance to help and give back to others whenever possible (including volunteering at Haven, working at the World Language Initiative’s BELLA summer camp, and continuing to pour her heart into Crescent Montana).
Abby grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota with a family that taught her to love to play outside—skiing, hiking, camping, picnicking, general romping in the snow, you name it. She also enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family. Much to the chagrin of her bank account, she loves to travel whenever and wherever possible. She’s trying, but mostly failing, to improve her yoga and journaling habits.
Having practiced mindfulness through Zen Buddhism for over thirty years, James is personally familiar with the benefits of mindfulness practice. MMP’s work of promoting mindfulness furthers the effort toward improved public health by giving youth tools to remain copacetic in a turbulent world. James joined the MMP Board in 2020 and serves as Vice President.