Dave Trachtenberg is the Program Director of MINDS, the founder of Mind-Body Basketball, and a Meditation Teacher and Wellness Coach with over fifteen years of experience in mind-body practices. His study of Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, Yogic Meditation, Tai Chi and Qigong provide a comprehensive set of tools to teach clients and students to live with greater peace, confidence, and well-being. He teaches mindfulness to school administrators, teachers, counselors and parents, as well as in colleges, yoga studios, and private organizations. Dave runs a private practice mentoring adults and teenagers as a Meditation Coach, helping clients transform stress, anger and low self-esteem into calm, confidence, and compassion. Through his Mind-Body Basketball program, he coaches basketball skill development, while using basketball as a vehicle to teach meditation for on and off the court. Dave is known for his warm, passionate and engaging teaching style, and for his strong emphasis on “off the mat” practice, encouraging students to use meditation in every day, fast-paced environments as well as the solitude of formal practice.