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Cheryl Blackington M.A.

Cheryl has been teaching mindfulness, mindful self compassion, and mindful parenting for the past 9 years. She has completed training and is certified for numerous programs: Mindful Schools, Mindful Self Compassion for Youth, Koru for the college age, and Mindful parenting. She is a retired public school teacher and became affiliated with The Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness five years ago. 


Cheryl is a parent and now a grandparent and has applied her mindfulness knowledge  with her own family.   She sees these mindfulness skills as essential life skills which continue to enhance her life as she continues her own practice and personal growth. She brings  her own daily personal practice, her learnings and deepenings from attending silent retreats, and further knowledge gained by a great deal of reading on mindfulness related matters to her classes. She passionately believes that everyone can benefit from this training!