Abigail and Susan met as classmates in the Brown University School of Public Health in 2020. Each went on to realize their own paths of bringing mindfulness to the greater population and convened once again with a shared desire to make the life-changing practices they trained in as affordable and easy to access as possible.
Abigail Bruley, of My Mind Salon, has served as a trauma peer mentor at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, trained at the Myrna Brand Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University, The University of Penn Medicine Center for Mindfulness, and has been granted qualification in teaching MBSR from Brown University School of Public Health. Her journey back from brain injury fostered an inherent understanding of the functions of neuroplasticity in our brains and she guides others through the process of using it to transform their lives.
She's an artist and filmmaker living in Chinatown, Philadelphia with her husband and two dogs: Arnold and Potato.
Susan discovered Mindfulness formally about over 8 years ago in her search to manage the stress of her busy work and family life. In 2020, after more than 35 years working in Financial Services, Susan pivoted her life in a different direction to focus more time on practicing and teaching mindfulness.
She is a Yoga Alliance certified (200 H) Yoga teacher. Her learnings from Brown University's MBSR Teacher program, years of personal yoga, meditation, and mindful practice, are blended together with her career wisdom to help others reduce their stress and create a sustainable practice that works for them. Her passion is enabling a meaningful, applicable and effective reduction in stress and suffering.
She knows first-hand that in a busy life with work, family and other demands on our time, it’s difficult to stay centered and take care of ourselves. She has learned strategies that have helped her that include mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques and yoga.
Susan lives south-west of Philly with her husband and Maine Coon cat and frequently can be found outside in the garden, meditating or on her mat.