Praxis: Mindful Living provides individual and group mindfulness training programs. My mission is to live up to the name, Praxis – to bring mindfulness teachings into daily life through practical and accessible methods.

My approach to sharing mindfulness practices are informed by my practice experience within the Plum Village tradition founded by the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness technique. I coach groups and individuals in mindfulness practices and relish the challenge of tailoring programs to the unique needs of individuals and groups. I have facilitated in a diverse range of settings & organizations from church groups to corporations, including the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, United Health Group, Kaiser Permanente, among others.


Vivian M. Hermiz is a UCLA-trained Certified Mindfulness Facilitator with experience in Buddhist, Christian, and secular mindfulness techniques. She is credentialed by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association as a Certified Mindfulness Teacher-Professional Level. She is an authorized instructor of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices® (MAPs) and an L2 Coach of Unified Mindfulness.