MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH
WITH MIND BODY FUSION...
"The mind and body are not seen as separately functioning entities, but as one functioning unit. The mind and emotions are viewed as influencing the body, as the body, in turn, influences the mind and emotions”
Trish Hart offers a unique combination of instructing both yoga and meditation, and teaching wellness workshops on mindfulness, self care, stress management, breathwork and sleep hygiene to corporations, municipalities, universities and her private clients. Her main interest encompasses the scientific based effects of yoga, meditation and other mind/body techniques on the brain, central nervous and immune systems, and she embraces the mind/body connection. Trish enjoys working with many modalities and populations ranging from 16 on up (working with anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma), athletes (helping them achieve peak performance) to those with physical issues needing therapeutic guidance for movement and healing. Underlying all her work is teaching her students to find the power of the "Relaxation Response" within themselves.
Trish’s early work surrounded the financial side of clinical programs at Deloitte and Touché, Beth Israel Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds both a BS and a MBA in Healthcare Administration from Boston University. Trish is a previous marathon runner, and loves a very active lifestyle and personally, she has practiced yoga and meditation for over 20 years. She is incredibly passionate about teaching mind body practices to others, because of the power they have to create resiliency through life's storms, including those she has experienced on her own life's journey.
Trish is educated in through some of the most prestigious Mind/Body programs in the country, including being trained as a facilitator of the Massachusetts General Hospital's, Benson Henry Institute's (SMART) Stress Management and Resiliency Program, trained in Mindfulness for Professionals through Duke Integrative Medicine, and is an Ananda Meditation and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra ® teacher. She has completed two MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction) programs through UCLA and Mindful Leader, and is currently enrolled in her Koru Mindfulness® certification which is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and resiliency to college students and other young adults.
Trish is a YACEP and E-RYT 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certified instructor specializing in therapeutic essentials and teaches Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga, and has completed a myriad of additional specialty trainings. She is certified by the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, trauma-sensitive trained and a certified leader in Y12SR (Yoga for 12-step recovery) for addiction recovery. Most recently was selected to serve a second term as a lululemon ambassador, and has developed a podcast series of free guided meditations for the company. She practices in the Sangha community at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC), has attended silent retreats at CIMC and the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), and is an assistant faculty of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Finally, she has volunteered at several annual BHI's Mind Body Conferences at Harvard Medical School, South Shore Hospital's breast cancer awareness events, empowerHER Mother's Day Retreat at the Seaport Hotel, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Magical Moon Farm, South Shore Health, the Youth Health Alliance, Well Strong etc.etc. etc.
Trish's splits her work between the Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness (CICW) in Hingham, MIIA Health Benefits Trust (for Blue Cross/Blue Shield) , KGA Associates, her private corporate lecturing practice, and teaching private yoga and meditation classes to individuals and groups on the South Shore of Boston. To share the transformative gifts of nature with her students, she founded and runs the Cohasset Beach Yoga during the summers. For a few months a year, Trish lives in Sedona, AZ where she teaches, leads retreats and recharges on the Red Rocks, and shares all the amazing healing energy with her clients.
At CICW, she works privately and conducts semi-private therapeutic yoga/meditation groups and workshops with variety of audiences ranging from adolescents to adults. Her specialties within the practice include working with the autoimmune population, cancer recovery, pain management and those with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD. Trish has run several mind/body grant programs for chronic pain for the South Shore Spine Center and addiction recovery meditation and yoga groups. In addition, she has developed and instructs a variety of workshops to help participants develop a toolbox of stress management tools.
At the MIIA Health Trust she teaches a variety of mind/body workshops, including Foundations of Meditation, Mindfulness, Self Care, Sleep Hygiene and Breathwork in municipality wellness programs. She also offers this work for KGA and privately under her company Hart Mind Body Solutions, and teaches at corporations, Emerson College, The Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, South Shore Health, numerous corporations and many municipalities.
She is on the team of the Brain Health Initiative, a collaborative program of Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, and the Academy for Brain Health and Performance, that will focus on the science, application, and innovation of brain health promotion, prevention, early identification, evidence-based intervention, and performance optimization across lifespans. Trish was integral part of the mindful triathlon project team, and most recently led a community-wide meditation practice.