Sylvia was born in Germany, where she received her Master's Degree in Psychology atLudwig-Maximilians-University in Munichand trained as a marriage and family therapist (MFT). After about 10 years of Tai Chi practice, she started teaching this meditative movement training to several students. Later, she moved to England and lives in California now. Sylvia's journey with meditation began over 20 years ago. She has completed several professional training programs in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with teachers including Jon Kabat-Zinn, S. Santorelli and B. Stahl (Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School). In 2014 Sylvia started one of the largest Mindful Meditation Meetup Groups, inspiring over 1800 members in San Jose, CA. Besides continually expanding her knowledge of meditation techniques and yoga, Sylvia is also involved in volunteer work at Cancer Care Point in San Jose and fundraising atPose 4 a Purpose. Sylvia loves being in nature, capturing special moments with photography, which is among her personal ways of being mindful.