How did a girl from Long Beach, California become a shaman from the Amazon and a yogi from the Himalayas?
Spring Washam is a meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She was trained by Jack Kornfield and now leads Vipassana and Metta retreats throughout the country. Spring is one of the founders of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland where she teaches daylong retreats and weekly classes. She is also a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based healing practices to inner city communities. In addition she has extensive training in indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world. www.springwasham.com
Her teachings focus on social action and multiculturalism. Her stories and studies, combined with her enthusiasm, charisma, and energy, create a refreshing take on the meditation and mindfulness genre.
“A Fierce Heart is a book whose time is an eternal now: sacred help, made beautifully accessible, by the wild
and determined spirit of a no-nonsense female teacher, a bodhisattva, brown as Earth, real as Oxygen.”
– Alice Walker , author of The Color Purple