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Program Director UF Mindfulness  and Professor

Sabine Grunwald leads the UF Mindfulness Program (2015 - present) and teaches mindfulness meditation practices.  She earned a Ph.D.  in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology (California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA) and Ph.D. Environmental Sciences (University of Giessen, Germany).  She is Professor in the Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences Department, IFAS, University of Florida. Dr. Grunwald is also affiliate faculty member in the UF Center for Spirituality and Health. She has earned a Graduate Certificate in Integral Studies from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA, and an Authentic Leadership Certificate with mindfulness training from Naropa University, Boulder, CO. She is a trained Ontological Life Coach ( and has received coaching training from Integral Leadership and Coaching to earn ACC certification (International Coaching Federation, ICF). 

Sabine's  transdisciplinary training blends mindfulness, integral theory and ecology,  environmental sciences, pedometrics, and AI.  She has expertise and interest in mindfulness meditation, participatory spirituality, wisdom traditions, and metamodernism.  She trained extensively in mindfulness meditation, somatic meditation,  embodiment, compassion, and mind-body practices (tai chi and qigong), and deep self-inquiry through retreats, workshops, and courses. Sabine has studied American dharma, specifically modern hybridized forms of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, and she is a  long-time meditation practitioner. 

Outdoor Meditation

One of her favorite quotes

"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment." 

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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