DVA Teacher Bio ~ Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW

Stephanie Swann
Stephanie Swann , PhD, LCSW

Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW, is the Director of the Atlanta Mindfulness Institute and one of the two founding teachers of the Atlanta Insight Meditation Community. She is a certified MBSR instructor through the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Center for Mindfulness.

Stephanie has been a dedicated Vipassana practitioner since 2008 and was a member of the Community Dharma Leaders program (CDL6) at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. As a consultant, Stephanie trains mental health professionals in the practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy.

Currently Stephanie holds an adjunct faculty appointment with the Georgia State University School of Social Work where she works on an NIH grant using mindfulness to support smoking cessation.  She has been a vegetarian since her early 20s and is now fully committed to a vegan way of life.

You can hear Stephanie’s wonderful Dharma talk on why Buddhists should be transitioning to a plant-based diet on her soundcloud below…

Developing a Compassionate Diet for a Planet in Crisis