Trisha’s varied interests and expertise bring an eclectic flair to Insight Shop class offerings. A long-time student and teacher of meditation, she has a keen interest in the study of consciousness, and how we can use these insights to lead happier, more meaningful lives. She co-leads a weekly drop-in meditation group in Vienna, and is the creator of the yearlong course Bringing Mindfulness to Life. Among her certifications are Spiritual Direction under the guidance of the Sisters of Mercy, Depth Hypnosis with Dr. Isa Gucciardi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and Mindful Schools training in K-12 education. She is also a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and leads classes and residential retreats in the DC area.
Deborah leads the expressive writing program at The Shop. A 20+ year veteran in the world of individual and couple’s psychotherapy, Deborah retired in 2015 to immerse herself full-time in her passion for journaling and other forms of expressive writing. Deborah is the author of Your Brain on Ink, which delves into the neuroscience research that supports using writing to create new neural pathways that lead to resilience, vitality, greater peace of mind, and improved well-being. She is also a senior instructor of Journal to the Self, a nationally known program that uses structured writing prompts to foster personal growth, creative expression and life enrichment. On top of all of this, Deborah is a fountain of information on every farmer’s market in the area, where to buy the best cheese, and what breed of sheep produces the best wool. Her newest adventure is learning to row.
Corinne Krill, M.A., E-RYT and CTSY teaches stress-reduction and healing techniques to adults and children of all ages and abilities through mindfulness, breath and movement, with a particular emphasis on teens and young adults, as well as those managing PTSD. In fall 2017, she will join GWU as an adjunct professor teaching yoga and meditation courses. For the past few years, Corinne has worked with MINDS Inc., a non-profit bringing Mindfulness Practices to local school communities in northern Virginia. In her role, she directed and oversaw programming for close to 2,000 students and over 700 adults. Corinne has received over 500 hours in training in different modalities, including Trauma Sensitive Yoga, MBSR-T (Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction for Teens), Mindful Schools Curriculum, Radiant Child Yoga and Yoga for Differently-Abled Children.