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Martha Brettschneider

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Washington, DC, USA

Languages Offered

  • English


Martha Brettschneider founded Damselwings, LLC, to inspire and support mindful living through her work as an SIY Certified Teacher, mindfulness meditation teacher, workshop facilitator, author, and speaker. Formerly an international economist, Martha stumbled upon mindfulness teachings while recovering from breast cancer in 2009; her book _Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me That Calm Is the New Happy_ chronicles her journey. She has taught SIY and related customized workshops to a wide variety of clients, among them Sibley Memorial Hospital, United Way, Greater Boston Food Bank, the IMF Family Association, the World Bank, and many other organizations.