Praxis: Mindful Living provides individual and group mindfulness training programs with the mission to help clients embody praxis – that is, to bring mindfulness teachings into daily life through practical and accessible methods. This approach to sharing mindfulness practices is informed by steeped experience within the Plum Village tradition founded by the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects, and Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness.

Vivian Hermiz coaches groups and individuals in mindfulness practices and relishes the opportunity to tailor the coaching to the unique needs of her clients. She has facilitated in a diverse range of settings & organizations from church groups to corporations – among them being the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, Glendale Community College and across the California State University system.

She is skilled in working with individual clients experiencing complex conditions including:


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 curricula. She is an Usui Reiki Master Teacher and offers this as an additional modality to provide a unique and bespoke coaching experience.