"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Master John W Ellis IV

Master Ellis is a martial artist with more than 25 years of experience in helping people strengthen the connections between the body, mind and spirit. He has taught toddlers, youth, adults, senior citizens, athletes, the physically challenged, and autistic children. He has more than 35 years of meditation practice among Christian, Zen, Vipassana and New Thought traditions; and as a journalist has written about martial arts, spirituality, and alternative health for major media. Master Ellis currently teaches at Ananda Martial Arts & Fitness Academy in Oakland.

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