Ralph De La Rosa

Ralph is a psychotherapist, meditation instructor, and the author of a forthcoming book about working with trauma in meditation (Shambhala Publications, 2018). He is a mentor to trainees in MNDFL's meditation teacher training program, and a regular contributor to Susan Piver's online community, The Daily Dharma Gathering His work has been featured in Elephant Journal, GQ, SELF, Women's Health, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, Wanderlust, Embodied Philosophy, TimeOut NY, AFAR, and New York Yoga + Life Magazine. 

Ralph is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Services. He specializes in helping people to safely access the depths of their emotional lives in order to work directly (and quickly) to resolve the source of their troubles. He is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and his work incorporates psychoanalytic, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. 

In 2008, Ralph started Rebel Heart Meditation, a weekly class that blends meditation, psychology, and neuroscience to form discussion about the transformative potential of our messy modern lives. He is a certified yoga instructor, having also trained in Breathwork and Reiki.

Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2008. He was a student of Amma's for16 years and has studied Buddhism since 2005. He is currently a student within both the Shambhala and Dharma Ocean lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. 

Ralph lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, Emma Goldman and Henry.