Ellen Kaufman, MD, is a retired OB/GYN and Director of Medical Education at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. A serious back injury led her to join an MBSR course at UMass in 1997; and meditation has become a central part of her life since that time. She went on to receive teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and is a CFM Qualified MBSR teacher. She has enjoyed teaching and sharing this program with others at Cooley Dickinson since 2006.
Jeanie Erlbaum, MS, has studied yoga and meditation since 1965 and has been teaching since 1972. A registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, Jean is schooled in several styles of yoga, meditation, and stress reduction. Trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at UMass Medical School, she is a CFM Qualified MBSR teacher. Jean has studied Zen for more than 30 years, and has created several yoga and meditation CDs. Her book, Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators, was published in 2014.