Chia-Ti has over sixteen years of experience teaching yoga, mindfulness and meditation in NYC. One of her specialties is teaching teens, and she has worked in public high schools, foster care, detention centers, and alternate-to-incarceration sites. She is a senior teacher with Lineage Project, having been with the organization for ten years. Chia-Ti co-leads Lineage’s 20-hour public trainings, which provides participants with mindfulness practices through a trauma-conscious, anti-oppression, and social justice lens. She develops programming and curriculum, with a focus on resourcing apprentice teachers. Chia-Ti is inspired to see her students embody resiliency by using the concrete tools of mindfulness to cope with stress, anger, and challenging life circumstances.
Outside her work with Lineage Project, Chia-Ti leads domestic and international retreats through her business onelovewellness. She provides mindfulness consulting to individuals and companies nation-wide, in addition to teaching yoga and meditation to elders and adults in community settings throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. She is on faculty with the Garrison Institute's Contemplative-Based Resiliency Project, which trains humanitarian aid workers around the world to cope with burnout and vicarious trauma. Chia-Ti runs an annual yoga and arts program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and established an educational fund program that supports Haitian children to attend school. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore, India, the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method, and has extensive training in trauma-informed care and resiliency theory. You can find out more information about Chia-Ti at www.onelovewellness.com.