Eric López Maya, Ph.D.

MBSR Teacher Trainer

Biography

Eric López Maya, Ph.D. is the Director of the Mexican Institute for Mindfulness, and has been teaching mindfulness for 20 years.

He is also a Teacher-Trainer in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction trained at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Brown University Mindfulness Center. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. 

Eric has led and collaborated in mindfulness research projects in Mexico, United States and Germany and is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the programs offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and received training in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

He was appointed as a Postdoctoral scholar at UCLA’s Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, conducting research on the effects of mindfulness practice on immune system functioning, in a multicultural setting with Spanish and non-Spanish speakers. 

Eric has extensive experience teaching mindfulness in companies and organizations, is passionate about bringing mindfulness to multicultural settings and developed mindfulness programs at a Fortune 500 company.

He’s served as member of the Steering and Programming Committees at the Global Mindfulness Collaborative, is a member of the advisory board at the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and member of the practice committee at the American Mindfulness Research Association.