Cheryl Blackington, M.Ed.

Cheryl has been teaching mindful stress reduction primarily to the greater Grand Rapids area youth for the last eight  years. She began her personal training with a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class through the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, and from there she trained with the Mindfulness in Schools programs based out of London. Cheryl has trained with  a variety of mindfulness programs: : Mindful Schools, Koru for the college ages, and Making Friends with Yourself (a mindful self compassion class for teens.)


She became affiliated with  the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness  several years ago and offers a variety of classes and workshops. It is Cheryl’s  passionate belief that all students should receive Mindful Stress Reduction training and Mindful Self Compassion training throughout their school life.  Cheryl has taught evening classes through the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, Mindful schools classes in area elementary schools, and Koru college classes in  area colleges. In addition, she has taught Mindful Parenting and gives public presentations and workshops.


Cheryl is a parent and now a grandparent and has applied her mindfulness knowledge  with her own family. She sees these mindfulness skills as essential life skills which continue to enhance her life as she continues her own practice and personal growth. She brings  her own daily personal practice, her learnings and deepenings from attending silent retreats, and further knowledge gained by a great deal of reading on mindfulness related matters to her classes.