Koru Trainers

Our Koru Trainers teach and facilitate our Teacher Workshops as well as mentor new Koru teachers, review portfolios for certification, and facilitate online teacher consultations.

We are excited to announce our inaugural group of Trainers who begin their Train-the-Trainer Program January 2020!

Alex Brown
Alex Brown developed his passion for practicing and sharing mindfulness in 2012 after participating in a guided meditation and having a transformative experience.  Since then, he has sought to strengthen Read More
Bibi Gnagno
Bibi Gnagno is an educator, wellness advocate and a certified Koru Mindfulness instructor.  Her work explores telling stories through film using a social justice lens. While completing a law degree, Read More
Chase Giroux
Chase Giroux began her career in residential care for youth, followed by support work in an educational setting for children with behavioral health challenges. After attaining her Mental Health Counseling Read More
Dylan Scott
Dylan Scott was born and raised outside of Philadelphia and completed his B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology at Ithaca College in 2015. He discovered mindfulness during his time Read More
Erica Alexander
Erica Alexander, flutist and music educator, has taught music and mindfulness in private and group settings for over 20 years. She has a Masters in Music Education (MME) with all-level Read More
Karen S. Newton
Karen S. Newton served as Director of Health Promotion & Wellbeing in Campus Health Services from 2007 to 2018 as her team implemented a resilience framework to support the academic Read More
Mil Witt
Mil Witt is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of North Carolina’s Counseling and Psychological Services in Chapel Hill, NC (UNC-CAPS). Mil is passionate about working with emerging young Read More
Roger Mancastroppa
Roger “Mac” Mancastroppa has earned a MS in Education, a MA in Theological Studies and a BS in History. He taught history and religion for over a decade before joining Read More
Suit Fong Chan
Suit Fong Chan is a mindfulness teacher, counsellor cum internationally certified coach who believes she can make a difference being a Koru teacher trainer.  She aims to help establish a Read More
Tim Auman
Timothy L. Auman became the University Chaplain to Wake Forest in August of 2003. Tim has over two decades of experience in ministry in higher education, pastoral care, and work Read More
Vivien Roman-Hampton
Vivien Roman-Hampton is a LICSW in Massachusetts who trained to be a Koru teacher in New York in 2018. She uses Koru in her clinical practice where she focuses on Read More