Carley Hauck is passionate about mindfulness, health and
It all started when Carley learned that stress in the workplace can lead to suffering at home. Determined to avoid the destructive effects of stress, she studied psychology and nutrition at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh. A student athlete and natural teacher, she became a certified personal trainer (ACSM) and yoga teacher by the time she was 21.
Carley received her MA in health psychology from Northern Arizona University, where she researched the impact of stress management and exercise on cancer patients’ quality of life. In addition, she holds certifications in nutritional counseling, yoga, personal training, mindfulness and coaching.
Evidence-based research leads to impactful teaching
Research was a large focus for Carley in both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Between college and graduate school, Carley was awarded a research assistantship with the National Science Foundation at Kent State University, where she studied the coping abilities of people with type 2 diabetes. Once in Northern California, Carley counseled cancer patients at Marin General Hospital and the Marin Cancer Center as part of a certification program in Interactive Guided Imagery organized by the California Pacific Medical Center Institute for Health and Healing.
Carley currently is consulting on two studies, one a clinical trial looking at the long-term benefits of mindfulness on weight loss and stress reduction and the other investigating the effects of mindfulness, mindful eating and a low carbohydrate diet on the prevention of type 2 diabetes at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
Carley’s classes and workshops at community venues around the Bay Area introduce people to a variety of her programs. She has taught mindful eating and stress reduction classes at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, mindful eating and cooking classes at Bi-Rite Market’s 18 Reasons, work-life balance programs at the Hub Bay Area, and mindfulness daylong retreats at the Mindfulness Care Center and the Mindful Body. She has also developed workplace wellness programs for LinkedIn, Virtua, Littler Mendelson and other Bay Area corporations.
In the last few years, Carley has been on the Wellness Advisory Board for a start up called Mevident (www.mevident.com) bringing technology, wellness, and practitioners together to better serve corporate organizations.
Mindfulness ties it all together
Carley’s meditation practice has blossomed after 10 years of studying the dharma. Her most influential teacher is James Baraz, co-founder of Marin County’s Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she also studies ways to apply the dharma in daily life as part of Spirit Rock’s two-year Dedicated Practitioners Program.
Carley’s motivation: “I want to inspire people to wake up to their lives and create changes that align with their true nature and potential. My life is exponentially better since I developed a regular meditation practice. I want to share the jewels of this amazing practice with others so they can be empowered.”