Karin Pfluger, RA, SEP: Director and Lead Teacher
Karin is StressCare’s director and lead teacher for the 8-Week Course in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Essentials, and a StressCare post-program course, Song of Silence. Karin gives talks and leads retreats for physicians, physician-referred patients, and the general public. She works with individuals and pairs in her private practice, Mindfulness 1-on-1, to learn mindfulness-based methods for stress reduction and lifelong meditation practice.
Karin began teaching MBSR at StressCare in 2005 after clinical training with David Weinberg in StressCare’s internship program, and training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and his associates in Center for Mindfulness West Coast programs. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for body-centered trauma healing and has been in private practice since 2008. Karin was elected President of the StressCare Board in 2020.
Karin has practiced meditation since 1997 in the Soto and Koan Zen traditions, and studies body and earth centered healing. Karin is an ordained Soto Zen priest. She is a Registered Architect in California (her first career) and a mother. She values simplicity, reflection, and honoring the earth.
To regain life’s sacredness
Karin is devoted to the healing path and helping her students discover their intrinsic wholeness. You are likely to find Karin with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. On lucky days she’s with her daughter on a standup paddle board somewhere warm. She invites you to join her on a mindful path of profound health and well-being.
Private mindfulness coaching with Karin
Karin offers Mindfulness 1-on-1, private coaching in stress reduction fundamentals – and Alumni Sessions for further guidance after the basic program. Private coaching is available to individuals or pairs (friends, partners, parent-and-youth) who want a flexible schedule and personalized guidance. Alumni sessions are open to those who have completed Mindfulness 1-on-1 or at least one StressCare course. Read more about mindfulness coaching.
Contact Karin with questions or to schedule an orientation meeting. An orientation can help you decide if this approach is right for you.