The Center for Mindful Awareness (CMA)

… bringing mindfulness to life …


The mission of the Center for Mindful AwarenessSM (CMA) is to bring mindfulness into the lives of underserved people and the professionals who support them, in order to deepen self-awareness, build resilience, promote self-regulation, strengthen family attachments, and reduce stress.

We accomplish this mission by teaching research-based mindful awareness practices, through the signature SHINE (Support Honor Inspire Nurture Evolve) program. SHINESM is a nine-week program that teaches formal and informal mindfulness practices to underserved community members, as well as the practitioners who serve them.



The CMA is recognized as an innovative agent for change for individuals, families and neighborhoods. Our intention is for SHINE to be woven into the fabric of Baltimore’s non-profit community; especially in the way it provides compassionate care, education and support to its most vulnerable citizens. The CMA will be a national resource for innovation in teaching mindfulness to marginalized citizens, caregivers and organizations.

An essential goal for the CMA is to ensure the sustainability and impact of mindful awareness practices within our partner organizations by training qualified individuals as facilitators. We are seeking other pilot sites who wish to implement a full-service mindfulness training program.  Please contact us if you’d like to learn more.

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Phone: 410.978.3380


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