A journey of discovery, to live life, let go and love more
Keith Fiveson 1995
After years of failure, success, sweat and deep soul searching, I started Work Mindfulness. I am a U.S. Army Veteran, who served in the Ballistic Missile Defense Communications Activity (BMDCA), with a
After the Army, I held corporate positions at MCI, AT&T, BT, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and was an entrepreneur for 13 years, starting a consulting firm, IT Enabled Services Alliance (ITESA). I worked around the world, with companies, to develop communication, connection and mindful experiences for employees and customers. My travel took me to over 45 countries.
I believe that Yoga and Mindfulness can save us As a two-time cancer survivor, my life was saved with knowledge, practice and applying the body, mind, emotional practices, that help us to embody positive action. During one-on-one individual, group, or in my work with organizations, I bring all of my experience, care, and ongoing wisdom into each session. Whether we are dealing with life, career, or other challenges. I provide guidance for the Center for Wellbeing in Manhasset, Long Island New York and am in service to the community. As a New York State certified coach and counselor, I am focused on addiction and recovery, I am always open to helping individuals in the tri-state area.
Rev. Keith Fiveson 2016
My philosophy is to balance our outer world with our inner world and insight. In Thailand, I studied with Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Taoist Esoteric Yoga, movement of energy and healing arts. In New York City, I studied the sutras as a Yoga Teacher, at Integral Yoga Institute, with Sri Swami Satchidananda. I was given the name Shunya, meaning infinite. I also studied Sudarshan Kriya with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at The Art of Living in New York City. I have trained with Dr. Robert Thurman, Dr. Joseph Loizzo, Dr. Miles Neale, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Dan Siegel and others at Tibet House and Nalanda InstituteI, as a student of Contemplative Psychotherapy and Mindfulness. With Dr. Tian Dayton, I studied Psychodrama to process and reframe cognitive distortions. With Dr. David Caruso, at Yale, I got certified in MSCEIT, for Emotional Intelligence Assessments. And, with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and his training, I received my MBSR knowledge and apply it in much of my work.
I earned my M.Div at The New Seminary and was ordained at St. John the Divine, as an Interfaith Minister in 2003, I also did my MBA work at Fordham University and B.S degree at St. Peter’s University. Traveling in the world opened my mind to the world’s religions and I documented this journey in a video that I directed located here.
In 2016, I completed my training for my CASAC – New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and was Certified in New York State, as an Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) in 2016. Most recently, in 2018, I became an adjunct faculty member of the Kripalu RISE program to bring this work to more corporations.
My sincere wishes to you for a life of meaning and happiness.