Forest Fein, MA

Curriculum Director and Lead Instructor, Mindfulness Programs for Youth
Mindfulness for Teens Instructor
Mindfulness for Urban Youth Instructor

Forest Fein is the Curriculum Director and Lead Instructor of the Mindfulness Programs for Youth at the Osher Center, which include Mindfulness for Teens and Mindfulness for Urban Youth.

Through community partnerships with non-profit organizations Larkin Street Youth Services and Year Up, Forest designs and teaches mindfulness-based wellness programs that support at-risk and homeless youth and those who serve them, to experience greater resiliency, health and well-being. These innovative programs and retreats incorporate Mindfulness, Yoga, Social and Emotional Intelligence, and the Science of Happiness to help youth and adults transform their lives. Since 2013, through the generous support of the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund, his programs have touched the lives of over 2,000 underserved youth.

Forest is also the founder of Wise Up: Greater Wisdom + Wellbeing for All, a non-profit offering mindfulness-based, science-backed trainings and retreats to groups, organizations and corporations. All of his work is rooted in teachings and practices that support compassionate awareness of and care for oneself, one another, and our world.

Forest has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Mindfulness. He completed postgraduate training at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA and is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher. He has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 1999.

Watch Forest Fein on “Let’s Get Street Smart: Yoga and Mindfulness”

Mindfulness for Urban Youth program

Year Up Mindfulness Program

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