On Monday March 22nd we were honored to host a live conversation with Reiki Master, devoted student of Thich Nhat Hanh, and beloved meditation teacher Sid Montz.

Sid joined us for a lighthearted conversation about mindfulness, deep practice, happiness, well-being, and more with studio BE founder and CEO Jennifer Ciarimboli.

In case you missed it, you can watch our whole conversation here:‌‌

Sid Montz was introduced to Buddhist meditation and yoga in 1987 in La Jolla, CA while studying at University of California San Diego. From that time on, yoga and Buddhism have been an integral part of his life.

Through all of the twists and turns in life, Sid practiced many styles of yoga and multiple lineages of Buddhism. Eventually, he was certified to teach at Yogaworks LA, where he became a RYT-500 YACEP yoga teacher. He's been fortunate to study and train with many senior yoga teachers over the years, in a variety of disciplines.

Sid's specialties are yin, restorative and yoga nidra classes, in which he blends mindfulness practices with a lighthearted atmosphere where all are welcome.

While Sid has trained, practiced, and taught in many Buddhist traditions over the years, his primary teacher for over a decade has been Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn. Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings onmindfulness, global ethics and peace. Sid is ordained into the Order of Interbeing of this lineage.

Sid also taught 6th-12th graders meditation and yoga for two years at Tree Academy for Creative Arts, New Technology and Social Justice in West Hollywood, CA.

For more info visit sidmontzyoga.com.⁠

We are honored to call Sid a member of the studio BE faculty. He teaches Shifting From Doing To Being on Thursdays.

Thanks so much for joining us, Sid! We loved chatting with you.

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