Erin Sharaf

Erin Sharaf, Certified MBSR Teacher

Erin Sharaf

MBSR Teacher

Education and Training

Doctoral courses in education and organizational leadership, Northeastern University MA, Integrative Medicine specializing in mindfulness, Lesley University Graduate Certificate in Physician Associate Studies, Yale University School of Medicine BA Biology, Rhode Island College Certified Life Coach, Martha Beck Institute. 

Mindfulness and Meditation Training:

MBSR Teacher Training, Oasis Institute, Center for Mindfulness, UMass Chan Medical School
Mindful Practice training for healthcare professionals, University of Rochester
Certified to teach Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-Eat)
Trained in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Mind-Body Medicine Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Clinical Skills Training in Mind-Body Medicine
  • Positive Psychology
  • Spirituality and Healing in Medicine

Focus and Interests

Primary focus is to introduce mindfulness to as many people as possible as a means to cultivating greater wisdom and compassion in the world. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Mindfulness for healthcare providers and educators
  • Mindfulness based health and wellness coaching
  • Nature based mindfulness, eco-intimacy
  • Engaged, ethical mindfulness for societal change


Erin has been teaching MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions since 2009 and is a certified mindfulness teacher through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). A decade as a primary care provider taught her that tools to alleviate stress are crucial components to health. She enjoys delivering heartfelt applications of mindfulness and has created and taught programs for institutions like Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Erin was the content creator for a mindfulness app for healthcare providers and has given mindfulness workshops and talks at national conferences like SXSW, The World Happiness Summit and the National Alliance for Charter Schools. She worked as a professor of health sciences and developed a university course called Mindfulness: Theory and Practice which was rated in the top 5% of classes by students. She regularly attends retreats at Insight Meditation Society to deepen her own mindfulness practice. A former professional figure skater, Erin still loves skating, dancing, being out in nature, and working for a more peaceful and just world for all beings.