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Ramona Lisa Ortiz-Smith

Ramona Lisa Ortiz-Smith, MBA and Certified Mindfulness Teacher brings over 25 years of cumulative meditation practice and spiritual studies to her livelihood as a Spiritual Teacher and Leader. Silent Vipassana (insight) meditation retreats and Theravada Buddhist studies are her focus. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program, East Bay Meditation Center’s (EBMC) Commit to Dharma program and the Mindfulness Training Institute’s Teacher Certification program. She is currently enrolled in the first cohort of EBMC’s 2-year Spiritual Teacher and Leadership training. Ramona Lisa earned her BA in Business Economics with a minor in Ethnic Studies and her MBA in Management at Mills College. She aims to weave her non-traditional entrepreneurial spirit, “black” feminist thought, business and leadership skills into her meditation practice, Dharma interpretation and teachings with kindness and humor. As a sole proprietress, Ramona Lisa offers various services to mindfulness based organizations and their leadership through her business, Free Spirit (www.FreeSpiritOfferings.com).

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