Yael Shy offers over 10 years of experience as a meditation teacher in addition to 20 years of experience as practitioner in a variety of traditions. She primarily works with parents, in addition to young adults to help navigate their twenties, or better cope with change.
New York New York United States
- Jewish Meditation
Rarely have I worked with a teacher who could listen to me so deeply and compassionately, and then offer such practical and accessible guidance... I am so grateful to Yael for introducing me to meditation practice, teaching me how to feel emotions in my body, and helping me navigate some difficult life passages.
Yael Shy's teachings have transformed not just my approach to mindfulness meditation, but to my everyday life. She is a dynamic and compassionate teacher, both brilliant and incredibly wise, and I've found myself drawing on her insights years after first learning from her.
Yael inspires me, how candidly she confesses to how it feels to be human: happiness juxtaposed with sadness, and a mix of emotions ranging from anxiety to jealousy and anger. She’s searching for answers, and prodding us to do the same. She shares fears about the complicated and stressful world we live in, collectively searching for coping mechanisms. She finds solace in contemplation, and invites all of us to take a special time for ourselves, focusing on our breath, allowing the thoughts that crowd our brains to rest for a little while.
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New York UniversityMindfulness in Higher Education Jun 2019 - Present (5 years)
Institute for Jewish SpiritualityJewish Meditation Teacher May 2009 - May 2011 (2 years)
Northeastern University School of LawJD 2004 - 2007
New York UniversityBachelor's Degree in Sociology 1999 - 2003
Adjunct ProfessorNew York University Feb 2017 - Present (7 years)
Meditation TeacherMNDFL Nov 2016 - Present (7 years)
Senior DirectorNYU Global Spiritual Life Jan 2012 - Aug 2020 (9 years)
FounderMindfulNYU Feb 2009 - Present (15 years)
Director of Education and DevelopmentNYU Center on Violence and Recovery Sep 2007 - Jan 2011 (3 years)