Introduction for Children
Colleen M. Doumeng is a davidji Certified Advanced Meditation Teacher who has taught alongside her mentor and studied and traveled extensively with him, and with Pema Chodron, Ram Dass, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and Louise Hay. She first came to meditation as a way to survive her dark night of the soul, when—as a single working-mom of 3—she was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and found herself with no coping skills to manage the onslaught of fear, confusion, and sense of being overwhelmed. One day, someone gave her the inspirational book, You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay. Through the simple teachings in this book and the practice of meditation and affirmations, she came to slowly remake how she witnesses and engages with the world, from the inside out.
In 2013, she began advanced meditation teacher training with davidji because she liked his no-nonsense approach to the practice (he’s a former Wall Street CFO). She also found real wisdom in the deep dive he offers into sacred texts, mysticism, psychology, neuroscience, and the magical practice of surrendering to the present moment.
Today, Colleen practices what she teaches, through her twice daily ritualized meditation practice, prayer, affirmations, intention-setting, visualization, commitment and willingness to continue to learn and grow, to trust, to forgive, to slow judgment, to find balance, and to identify and stay committed to her personal core values.
Her greatest joy—aside from spending time with her family—is sharing the secrets of meditation with others and helping them reconnect to the sacred present moment. She works with clients one-on-one and in group settings, teaching virtual and on-location workshops. Her clients range from young children, to executives, those facing health challenges, to couples, law enforcement, athletes, to Hospice patients and their families anticipating their transition. She resides on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband Rene.