Dave Trachtenberg is a Mindfulness Circle-Facilitator, Wellness Coach and Restorative Justice Educator who has dedicated his life to creating communities of trust, and inspiring others to discover their innate strength and wisdom. In addition to his 20 years of experience with mindfulness and mind-body practices, Dave is an outspoken champion for racial justice, gender equality, and LGBTQ & immigrant rights, and facilitates cross-cultural dialog in a way that empowers participants of all identities.
For five years Dave had the honor of serving as Program Director for MINDS, a nonprofit facilitating mindfulness programs to over 18,000 students, educators, parents in Washington DC. Currently he teaches mindfulness with American University, Mindful Schools, Mindfulness First, Millennium Forum, and is on the Advisory Board of Peace of Mind. For 11 years Dave has offered mindfulness classes & coaching through Walk the Middle Way, working with adults & teens in schools, organizations, and communities. He has trained with The Engaged Mindfulness Institute, MBSR, Mindful Schools, Restorative Justice in Education, The Academy of Guided Imagery, and Tai-Chi in the Cheng Man-Ching lineage.