Chris Trani has been leading Basic Mindfulness Home Practice Program (HPP) meditation retreats since 2012. As HPP administrator, I have immense admiration and gratitude for Chris’s person-centered teaching style. She makes it a priority to embrace new students and to create a safe space and productive retreat experience for everyone. Chris is always clear and precise in her presentation of the meditation techniques. Her answers during Q+A are skillful and infused with encouragement, and reflect the depth of her practice. Chris has also made an impact on my personal mindfulness meditation practice. I find her teaching stories to be powerful and I appreciate how her calming voice “holds the space” for us during the practice. I especially love that she ends retreats by dedicating our work together “to the benefit and happiness of all beings.” In my opinion, there is nothing more important to learn and model than that.