Date & Time: December 11, 2023 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Virtual

Holistic Meditation Coaches Michelle Anglisano and Kristen McDermott will discuss their initiative. As NYS certified Special Education teachers, much of their careers have been focused on behavior modification and classroom management. Continuing their education in the field of Health and Wellness is their passion.

Each day many people walk through life not remembering where they have been, where they need to go or who they spoke to because they are not present in the moment. These same people, therefore, become stressed mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. They become disconnected from their individual lives and from the lives of all the people surrounding their own. Anger, sadness, discontentment, fear and misunderstanding of themselves and others ends up being the definition of life. Practicing the simple act of loving-kindness is a way to become inspired to change the lives of so many people, as well as your own life. Through discussion, questioning and meditation, The Zen Den will teach the practice of loving-kindness.


Michelle Anglisano

Michelle Anglisano

For 30 years, Michelle has informally studied both of the traditional Hindu and Buddhist meditation philosophies. She also studies and practices the modernized Buddhist practice of Mindfulness. Her strong belief in healing through energy, motivated her to receive her certification in Reiki. She enjoys Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, and practices Kundalini Yoga daily. Michelle is a veteran Special Education public school teacher of 30 years. Michelle is a published co-author of the book Methylation Madness: Insight into the Biochemical and Personal Lives of Hypermethylaters. She has spoken at the American Naturopathic Association Medical Convention about her life’s journey from almost being homebound due to her former struggles with anxiety to living a stunningly peaceful life. Michelle lives her life by incorporating positive energy, setting a daily intention of striving to improve as a person each day and to spread loving-kindness. Michelle’s book can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Kristen McDermott

Kristen McDermott

Kristen has been teaching Special Education in the public school system for 19 years. She continually practices the modernized Buddhist philosophy of Mindful Meditation, in combination with Hindu Vinyasa Yoga. She is consistently maintaining her lifetime of spirituality in Catholicism. Her ultimate goal in life is to help others in a positive way. She values family, friends and her community. Kristen wants to do everything in her power to affect people on a deeper, more positive level. She is forever continuing her education in teaching, meditation and mindfulness. She truly believes the more people learn, read and experience, the more they will open their minds to a better sense of themselves and the world. Kristen looks forward to bringing the gift of meditation and mindfulness to all of you!

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