Cassie Schindler is a 40 (plus)-year practitioner of eastern meditation and a Certified Mindfulness Educator.
With her company, The Alternate Path, Cassie provides program consultation, and facilitation of powerful, secular, mental and heartful fitness programs, including her own IP, Mindful U (6-week course), The Power of Letting Go (1-day retreat) as well as the flagship, MBSR 8-week curriculum.
For over 6 years, Cassie trained in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Certification through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the UMASS Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
A former 25-year Fortune 500 executive and healthy survivor of MS (multiple sclerosis), Cassie knows personally the toxic impact of chronic stress on the nervous system and has made it her life’s work to deliver potent wellness programs and coaching to individuals, non-profits, community and corporate groups.
Although she takes her work seriously, Cassie injects her down-to-earth style and sense of humor into the classroom, leading by example and inspiring her students along the way.
Since 2005, Cassie has empowered thousands of individuals through training, consultation, retreats, day-long and multi-week courses, for clients such as Apple, LinkedIn and Yahoo!
From the UMASS Medical School website:
What’s special about a CFM Certified MBSR Teacher?
MBSR started right here. This is the oldest, largest, continually running MBSR clinic and teacher training organization in the world. The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Center for Mindfulness (CFM) is committed to providing the gold standard for MBSR teaching. CFM certified MBSR teachers complete rigorous coursework and training, supervised teaching, mentoring and thorough one-on-one review by senior teachers prior to earning the distinction of CFM certification. It’s a long and challenging pathway, but the result is the very best in MBSR teachers.
“Cassie is one of my favorite things about this year. Her training and impact on our organization has been transformational. Our employees email me frequently to talk about how her training programs have changed their lives. Cassie as a vendor is responsive, supportive, flexible, and respectful to her clients and the employees she trains. She is an all around treasure and wonderful to work with.” Erin Guhr, SR HR Business Partner, Apple
“As part of our wellness effort, Cassie introduced MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) to Yahoo! Her deep passion and energy won the minds of skeptics and the hearts of her students. Cassie was very quick to understand our business demands and culture, and customized offerings to meet Yahoo’s unique needs. We provided four and eight-week Mindfulness sessions and Cassie also created short burst “Bounce Back” classes that gave employees who had already gone through the program a powerful refresh and reinforcement of the content and practice.
Most importantly, Cassie delivered an average 50% reduction in the stress-related medical symptoms that were self-reported by her students.
Cassie is a pure delight to work with – a professional deeply committed to excellence in her work. I can highly recommend her as a partner in bringing much needed balance to Silicon Valley!” ~Wendy Miller, Director, Global Learning
Contact Cassie @ 650-578-8689 or cassie@TheAlternatePath.com for additional information, references and corporate engagement options tailored to specific cultures and goals.