Educator and Consultant
Eileen Shaw, BA, MA is an international meditation teacher who has been a pioneer & innovator in the practice of meditation since the 1970's.
She has studied with Sharon Salzberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn and with several other teachers. She sparks the enthusiasm of her students for the powerful difference that meditation can make in their lives.
Eileen creates a deep connection with her students. She uses cutting edge neuroscience in her teaching and spreads the joy of a mindfulness practice in community settings ranging from schools to professional healthcare centers and corporate offices. She was a meditation teacher at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates for 5 years. She leads a weekly community meditation at Healing Tree Yoga and is the cofounder of Boston's Women's Wisdom & Healing Circle.
She offers four 8-week courses, Meditation levels I, II III and 3.5, Retreat Workshops, as well as individual coaching on meditation for the busy professional.
“Namaste. I salute the Devine within you…I salute your natural gifts…I honor your uniqueness and your specialness”
Nestled on the second floor of Healing Tree Yoga you will find a real gem. A quiet space .... designed to inspire, nurture and support a meditation practice so that each individual might find his/her own quiet mind.
Every Tuesday night at 7:15 pm you walk into a sacred space where people are sitting on cushions and chairs with their eyes closed and meditating. No chattering just sitting and being present to this moment.
Eileen Shaw has been offering this quiet space since 2009. Where people can drop in whenever they like. Group meditation is offered by donation only. Participants give what they can in the tradition of Meditation teachers. Historically a meditation teacher accepted all who came to them, and the students gave what was within their means. It was the duty of the teacher to give the Gifts and learning and experience that had been given to him or her, and it was the duty of the students to support their teacher in that Giving.
Group meditation has many benefits for every level of practitioner. Everything is better when shared—including meditation. Meditating with a group helps to develop a habit. A meditation group can provide the necessary encouragement for developing a consistent practice. It helps you find answers addressing difficulties with the practice and provides feedback regarding experiences that arise during the meditation process.
Eileen is a dedicated practitioner since 1971, and has been guiding groups and individuals since 1998 in both private and in professional settings. Her skills have been shaped by years of daily practice, as well as Meditation training and studies in Tai Chi. She regularly works in both group settings and as a one-on-one teacher. She has designed programs for both adults and children, helping all of her students find methods of practice that resonate with them and help promote improved focus, self-awareness and stress-reduction.
For further information: Email or text to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-842-3337
The places where we are seen and heard are holy places. ~Rachel Naomi Remen~
It is with great pleasure that I write in support of Eileen Shaw’s course “Learn to Meditate, Change your Classroom.” Any teacher taking this course will benefit greatly from Mrs. Shaw’s
In my role as an elementary school Reading Specialist I have had the opportunity to study meditation with Mrs. Shaw. The wisdom she has imparted on me has undoubtedly helped me to improve my skills as a teacher as well as my students’ skills as learners. DS
You are a gifted teacher - the class gave me so much to think about and focus on changing. EO
Eileen's class is a wonderful experience for all those interested in starting and enhancing their journey in meditation and mindfulness.
Once you start Eileen's class, you will always look forward to it. PC
We loved your class ! Thank you very much for sharing your passion with us. You were wonderful with the children and communicated really well. I think they understood - PC
Every Friday during last period (which is its own challenge in itself) my students looked forward to their sacred time with Mrs. Shaw. Students who would frequently forget their homework, or would come late to class were the most punctual, diligent and attentive students when Mrs. Shaw was teaching.
Mrs. Shaw has a unique and powerful gift. She built meaningful and lasting relationships with the students in a very short period of time and taught them valuable lessons that they themselves confessed have helped them in their everyday lives.
Students frequently professed “I was really angry today but I did what Mrs. Shaw taught me and now I feel better” or “I got really frustrated with this teacher but I took three breaths like Mrs. Shaw said and I was able to handle the situation”.
Mrs. Shaw took the time to learn every student’s name and personalized lessons to their needs and the students responded well to that care. Mrs. Shaw has a teaching prowess that even veteran teachers in the urban setting seldom curate or accomplish.
Eileen has been so kind and generous to me through the years, and one of the qualities I most admire about her is her ability to kindly, gently reach out to others with a hand of inclusivity to those she sees suffering. I was part of Eileen’s original meditation group at Healing Tree when she started it several years ago and consistently attended for awhile. At some point, I stopped going to the group. Eileen reached out to me several times through the years, but I had too much fear to return to the group. I thought I had too many hurdles to jump BEFORE returning to the group. Then I realized it’s the group that actually Helps Me Jump those hurdles. Eileen has the heart, skills, and talents it takes to bring together those of us who acknowledge and work to accept our feelings through meditation. She creates and holds safe space for pain, joy, anger, loving kindness, self-compassion, and the range of experiences and emotions we all feel as humans.
Fast forward. It’s now one year since I faithfully returned to Tuesday nights, and it’s only in this last year that I’ve appreciated how much the group enhances my life by helping me maintain a personal spiritual practice; feel more connected to my local community (I can easily get lost in the busyness of city life.); and build meaningful friendships.
I’m extremely grateful to Eileen for reaching out to me time and again and hope I’m paying forward her kindness
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"We cannot learn about meditation except through our own experience. This is why we use the word practice when talking about meditation – it means being engaged, acquiring direct experience".
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