Melody Baumgartner began her practice at IMC in 2008. She received Mindfulness Meditation Teacher certification through UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach in 2021. She is currently a student in Gil Fronsdal’s Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy training program. Melody has taught mindfulness to parents of adolescents through young adults since 2020. She was a decade-long board member at the Child and Family Institute, helping to create programs that nurture the growth of strong, loving, communicating families. Previously, she had a corporate career in medical devices and has an MBA from Santa Clara University. She is the mother of 19-year-old twin boys who attended IMC’s children’s programs.