Dan Vazquez, Jr.
Dan fell in love with mindfulness in his early 20s when he was having what people now-a-days call a quarter life crisis. Everything seemed to be going great from the outside--a Harvard grad, working for LA times, in a great relationship, making good money--but something didn't feel right. A 14-hour bus ride; an encounter with an old friend who studied Taoism; a boat ride to Stone Island off the coast of Mazatlan; and meeting a monk who taught him how to meditate changed the course of his life. He went to India for 10 months where he practiced regularly and upon returning to NY became a middle school teacher and administrator where he taught both parents and kids ways to work more skillfully with their own minds. Dan offers mindfulness workshops and retreats online and in-person for various communities, corporations, and other organizations across the country. Dan has participated in MBSR, Google-developed Search Inside Yourself, Mindful Schools, and iBMe teacher training.
High school: Regis High School
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
|2002||A.B. Social Studies|
Hunter CollegeNew York, NY
|2009||M.S. Special Education|
Bank Street CollegeNew York, NY