Meet Malka Yaacobi

Hello! My name is Malka Yaacobi, and welcome to my website.  I am glad you’re here! Let me tell you a little about my story. Before becoming a Mindfulness teacher, I earned a DMA from the Eastman School of Music and served as the conductor of the Tufts University Symphony Orchestra. We performed in over 15 countries and offered workshops to thousands of children nationally and internationally. However, I felt stressed and overwhelmed by the professional demands of a Musical Director, and my whole family was in chaos. I was yearning to be able to stop yelling at home and find patience so that I could be present and calm with my loved ones. Luckily, I attended the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop, the same workshop I am teaching now, and it changed my life. One day, I found a quiet place, inside of me.  A space that was there all the time and needed to be rediscovered that keeps growing and deepening every day. It felt like a miracle. 

At that moment I knew I wanted to become an MBSR teacher and use this approach to help others to overcome stress, overwhelm and anxiety.   I attended the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and became a Qualified MBSR Instructor.

Now, after working with hundreds of people, and seeing the same positive changes in their lives, I know this is my life purpose. 

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor Frankl

In addition, I trained in Internal Family Systems with its founder, Richard Schwartz, in Positive Psychology Coaching at the Wholebeing Institute because when you relax, it frees up energy and motivation for finding your purpose and improving your work and life situation. And I help clients in individual sessions to discover where they want to go and to set appropriate goals to get there.