New Mindful Life teaches mediation practices to awaken and heal in life. We offer community-based and individualized support for learning and integrating mindfulness meditation into everyday life. We provide a variety of mindfulness meditation, nature/eco-based mindfulness, and somatic practices through classes, events and therapy. New Mindful Life promotes the cultivation of health and well-being within all domains of life with the support of our natural world.
Dr. Rochelle Calvert (Voth)
Licensed Psychologist, Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practioner
Rochelle Calvert has a devoted love to share the power and healing potential of mindfulness, somatic awareness and nature. She has studied and taught mindfulness for the past 16 years and knows personally the transformational potential. Rochelle currently leads courses and retreats in mindfulness, somatic experiencing and Awake in the Wild- nature-based mindfulness. She also facilitates professional trainings in mindfulness for clinicians and travels the country teaching seminars.
She is a certified mindfulness teacher with the Mindfulness Teaching Institute and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She has also trained and assisted with Mark Coleman and as an Awake in the Wild meditation teacher. She practices mindfulness-based meditation rooted in the Buddhist Theravada Tradition and practices meditation outside in nature daily.
Rochelle offers mindfulness, nature-based therapy and somatic experiencing as a psychologist with New Mindful Life. Her therapeutic approach includes teaching people individual mindfulness meditations- both indoors and outdoors- specific to their unique concerns to support healing. She also integrates somatic experiencing healing (body-based healing through nervous system reorganization) with the mindfulness and nature-based meditation practices. Rochelle has therapeutic specialty areas of training to support the integration of these services to individuals struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, pain conditions, eating disorders, as well as families of developmentally delayed children/adults.
Her mindfulness, nature, somatic therapy is offered to support individuals in learning to heal their own suffering. The use of the support from local nature locations, the sprinter therapy van, as well as an office room space, provides options for healing settings that can be tailored for the unique needs of her clients. She teaches with warmth, compassion, kindness, and openness to encourage others to explore the teachings of mindfulness to cultivate a more easeful way of living.
Certified Mindfulness Teacher, CMT- International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) & Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI): Mark Coleman (Spirit Rock Teacher Council) and Martin Alyward (founder of the Tapovan Dharma Community and Moulin De Chaves in South West France)
Certified Awake in the Wild Mindfulness Teacher- AITW facilitator, Awake in the Wild training, Mark Coleman.
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, SEP, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
UMASS Medical Center in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Former professional training director for the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.
Meditation has been a part of Jason’s life from a very young age. At around the age of 11, Jason was introduced to meditation practice through a Unitarian Universal Church that his family attended. He immediately had experiences that made a strong impression on him for and the merits of meditation. Over the course of his life he has been studying and practicing various forms of meditation. After graduating from college, Jason moved to San Diego eventually becoming a member of a meditation based community center called Red Lotus Society. This is where Jason was introduced to Buddhist scholars who helped to further deepen his practice. From there, he was able to learn more about Buddhist philosophy and contemplative traditions; and thus, contributing to a more consistent and grounded practice. Soon after becoming a member of this community, he met his wife Rochelle, a clinical psychologist and certified mindfulness meditation teacher. Rochelle introduced Jason to more secular practices like mindfulness, MBSR and Mindful Psychology. Ever since, Rochelle & Jason have been sharing and supporting each other in practice of mindfulness meditation. Jason has recently been accepted and started Mindfulness Training Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training, an extensive year long training in teaching Mindfulness.
In additions to Jason passion for meditation and Mindful Living he is an active Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Carmel Valley. As a busy professional on a top Real Estate Team he’s knows first hand the challenges with living mindfully in our Modern hectic world. Jason has strong recognition that conscious living is a personal journey in which one must develop a strong personal practice to be able to carry this type of living with us throughout the day. He strongly believes in the importance of having a safe, supportive, peaceful community with opportunities for daily practice. Jason is excited to support helping develop and support that community at New Mindful Life meditation center.
New Mindful Life Coordinator & Support
When McKenzie is not managing our studio, she enjoys being in nature as much as possible. Among the plentiful hikes around San Diego, Mount Laguna & Joshua Tree National Park are two of her favorite spots! It is in the forest or on the side of a mountain where McKenzie most connects with her meditative practice. Her love of the natural world and meditative introspection led her on a path to Spain during the summer of 2016. Here, she further cultivated her mindfulness practice while walking 460 miles along the Camino de Santiago. She hopes to bring the insights from her Camino to life in San Diego as well as to help others mindfully gain better understandings of Acceptance and Uncertainty in life.
Currently, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. She is the graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a bachelor’s degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish. She utilizes these skills to create harmonious flow for our office needs and studio coordination.