Emily Herzlin is a writer and a mindfulness teacher. She is a Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Instructor, and trained in MBSR through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She works as a Mind-Body Instructor at Weill Cornell Medicine where she teaches meditation to patients, staff, and caregivers. She is on the teacher training faculty at the Interdependence Project, leads meditation for the Jewish spiritual community Malkhut in Queens, and is the founder and guiding teacher at Mindful Astoria, a meditation community in Astoria, Queens. She has an MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia University.