Cindy Gittleman, Founder of Sunrise Mindfulness, is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher in the Greater Boston area. She was trained at the world-renowned Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School in Shrewsbury, MA and, after teaching the MBSR program independently for several years, was invited to return there to teach. Cindy also holds certifications in Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. She is passionate about helping others live more fully, both personally and professionally, through the use of mindfulness practices.
Cindy loves to learn and holds two master's degrees, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies. Prior to teaching mindfulness, she worked in the field of psychology for 16 years, first as a therapist with underserved patient populations and later in the areas of psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment.
In her own life, Cindy feels her mindfulness practice has enabled her to live life more fully and face life's challenges with a greater sense of acceptance and ease.
Cindy loves to laugh and to learn new things. Her favorite hobbies include doing all different kinds of puzzles, gardening and scuba diving.