In mindfulness, one is not only restful and happy but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.

|| Thich Nhat Hanh

Embodied Presence is a five-week intro to mindfulness program open to anyone who wants support in developing a personal meditation practice.

Join me from anywhere in the world via live stream on Zoom or access the class recordings, which you will have forever access to. 

In this program, we will draw on insights from the Buddhist tradition along with modern understandings of neuroscience and nervous system health. We will explore a variety of meditation techniques centering around the practices of embodied mindfulness and compassion.

A Bit About Me

My name is Natalie Rousseau and I will be your guide in this program. I began my practice of meditation in the late 90's when I was introduced to Zen Buddhism. Since then I have studied various approaches to meditation from Buddhist & Tantric lineages as well as modern mindfulness schools. Mindfulness & self compassion form the foundation of my own personal practice and I love to share these practices with others.

What to Expect

This program is ideal for anyone who is newer to the practice of meditation and wants to learn more. Also suitable for experienced practitioners who are looking to re-invigorate their personal practice.

Each class will include -

  • 20-minute presentation on the focus for that day's practice
  • 20 minute guided meditation practice
  • 5 minute relaxation practice
  • 15 - 20 minute Q&A or discussion period

Dates & Program Details

Classes are held on Monday nights from Dec 6th 2021 - Jan 3rd 2022

5:30-6:30 pm PST

All classes are taught via live stream on Zoom and will be recorded for later viewing

Recordings will be housed on Teachable. Participants will have ongoing access to the materials for the cost of a one-time purchase.


Do I need to have experience with meditation to take this program?

No, you do not. This program is open to anyone who has an interest in learning more about the practices of mindfulness.

Will the classes be recorded?

Yes. All classes will be taught live via Zoom and recorded for later viewing. The class recordings will be housed here on Teachable and you will have forever access to them.

Do I need to sit on the floor to practice?

No, you do not. You can meditate sitting in a chair, standing, or even walking. Information about posture choices will be provided in the program.

What type of personal support will be offered?

Each class will conclude with a 15 minute Q&A session where you can ask questions or receive support for your practice. You can also reach out to me directly via email during the program.

Are these practices trauma-informed?

Absolutely! All of my offerings are trauma-informed and I have taken specific training programs on the topic of trauma-sensitive mindfulness. I know firsthand how powerful the practices of mindfulness can be in managing the impacts of trauma and will provide into to support all practictioners in this regard.


Scholarships are available to BIPOC, single parents, and those who self-identify as transgender or non-binary and are facing financial hardship. To apply for one of these scholarship spots please email me directly at [email protected] & let me know why you are interested in this program. This year I am offering 6 scholarships at the Self Guided level and two full scholarships at the Guided Level.