Dave Trachtenberg

Dave is a mindfulness circle-facilitator, wellness coach and peace educator who has dedicated his life to creating communities of trust and inspiring others to discover their inner strength, wisdom, and kindness. In addition to his 20 years of experience with mindfulness and mind-body practices, Dave is an outspoken champion for racial justice, gender equality, and LGBTQ & immigrant rights. He believes that a mindfulness-circle’s ability to provide deep listening, inquiry and an accepting space for people to share their stories is a vehicle for healing on an individual and societal level.

Dave currently facilitates, mentors, and coaches mindfulness with his private practice Walk the Middle Way (www.walkthemiddleway.com), founded Mind-Body Basketball, and formerly served for five years as Program Director for Minds Incorporated, which facilitated mindfulness to 18,000 youth, educators and parents in Washington DC schools. He has trained with The Engaged Mindfulness Institute, MBSR, Mindful Schools, The Academy of Guided Imagery, and two Tai-Chi teachers in the Cheng Man-Ching lineage.