Our Meditation Practitioners and Wellness Instructors


Note: Many Facilitators and Teachers offer private counseling sessions. See  their bios for more information.


Mindfulness Meditation Instructors

Wellness Program Teachers

Linda Kabo D.S.W. Linda trained in mindfulness meditation at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and studied the teachings with Buddhist scholars at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS). Linda is also a Certified Yoga Instructor.

Jillaurie Crane, M.A. is an Interfaith Pastoral Counselor and educator. She completed a seven year training in buddhist studies, practice and retreats, and Seminary program leading to ordination as a Buddhist minister. She is a meditation instructor/teacher, joyfully sharing mindfulness meditation classes and workshops for all! Her counseling sessions focus on brining the spiritual dimension and the approach of mindful living to any difficulties, challenges, transitions or positive changes you would like to create in your life. For an appointment call 941 323 8033.Sliding scale.

Celia Marion, M.Ed. Counseling Astrologer

Astrology Sessions - AstroPsychology, which is the astrology I use, is not about giving advice or making predictions.  It is present focused.  It is about understanding life experiences and discovering unconscious beliefs which may be blocking more authentic expression.  I listen for that story using the chart as a guide, because outer world experiences are reflections of inner dynamics. Together we explore options and possibilities for better integration and expression.

Teaching - I am also willing to use your natal chart to teach you very basic astrology to deepen your understanding of what the chart symbols are and what they represent.  The number of lessons is negotiable, and the suggested fee for a ½ hour lesson is $5.00.  This would be very basic astrology, and the same data required for a consultation is needed.  If you wish to arrange one or more lessons, I would enjoy sharing my passion with you! 

Required for a consultation or Teaching:  Birth date, birth place, and accurate birth time.  An accurate birth time is essential for a productive session.  This information is needed a week ahead of your scheduled session.  Sessions are usually 1 ½ hours long and focus on a particular question or concern. 

For more information, please see www.celiamarionreflections.com

Price: $75.  A sliding fee is available.  A recording of your session is sent via e-mail.  If you have questions or wish to schedule, please contact me at: celia.marion@ verizon.net.

Jim Piekarski, Licensed MFT (CA) is the former clinical director of Phoenix of Santa Barbara (now Crescend Health), He began his meditation practice in the late 1960's He has since received teachings from many different teachers, including Dr. Alan Wallace, Adyashanti, Ole Nydahl, and Joshu Sazaki Roshi. He is the author of Mastering Your Emotions: Seven Steps to Transforming Emotional Reactivity.

Celia has a M.Ed. in early childhood education, with a focus in the development of the young child, and a Diploma from the Academy of AstroPsychology.  The Academy combines the fields of Astrology and Psychology and the Jungian concepts of archetypes and synchronicity.  It is from this perspective that I examine a natal chart with a client. I studied three years with Dr. Glenn Perry at the Academy,, graduating in 2015.