Eric López Maya, Ph.D.

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Certified Mindfulness Instructor

Eric López Maya, Ph.D. is the Director of the Mexican Institute for Mindfulness, a leading Institution in Mexico and Latin America which is part of the Global Mindfulness Collaborative at the Brown University Center for Mindfulness and offers mindfulness-based interventions, as well as teacher training programs for mental health, well-being and stress reduction, both for companies and the general public. Eric is a bilingual and bicultural mindfulness teacher.

He is also a Teacher-Trainer in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction trained at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School and at the Brown University Center for Mindfulness.

Eric has led and collaborated in mindfulness research projects in Mexico, the United States, and Germany. He holds a certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the programs offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and received training in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was also appointed as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA’s Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, conducting research on the effects of mindfulness practice on immune system functioning and depression, both in Latinos and non-Latinos. Eric was also an advisor and mentor on UCLA´s Teacher Training Program. He’s a member of the advisory board at the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and a member of the practice committee at the American Mindfulness Research Association.

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