Member Bios

Mindfulness teacher Marlo Pedroso

Marlo is a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups. He uses a blend of contemporary cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches along with Buddhist, yogic, and creative approaches to help people create rich and meaningful lives. He has been a dedicated practitioner of Insight meditation for over 15 years. He is qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructor trained at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS, and a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor.  Marlo integrates his professional, personal, and creative experiences into an approach that strives to elicit and build on people’s innate resources and strengths. As a bi-cultural and bilingual son of immigrants, he enjoys working with people of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. His areas of specialty/interest include anxiety & mood disorders, trauma, addiction, LGBQ issues, trans and gender variance, cross-cultural, class, race issues, and spirituality. His aim is to help people address the suffering in their lives with dignity, compassion, and perseverance.

Ash Temin, MDiv, AHC
Ash is a certified Ayurvedic Health Consultant, editor, and writer. She completed her Ayurvedic training through the Kripalu School of Ayurveda after earning a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School. Years of theological study have inspired her deep interest in the intersections of spirituality and health. Her work focuses on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of individuals in conversation with the health of communities and of the planet. She is particularly committed to bringing holistic nutrition and care practices to those involved in ministry, activism, and the arts. Ash is grateful for her spiritual roots in the Christian tradition as well as her dedicated Insight meditation practice for bringing depth and richness to her work and life. She works to help others live lives of balance and resilience through times of challenge and transition.