We all need more peace & quiet in our lives – less stress and more precious moments
to be present and enjoy where we are and who we are with. The good news - you don't have to radically change
your life to find greater balance, better health and more moments of clarity, calm and happiness. 

2bpresent is my journey to a more peaceful, joy-filled, healthier life
through the powerful practice of Mindfulness. 

Mindfulness works. It can change your life - it changed mine.
My goal is to share with you ways to be truly present and awake for your life.

I hope you will join me on this journey! You deserve it, your family deserves it and the
world deserves to have the real you (the calm, peaceful, joyful one) truly present in it!

New Meditation Classes are now Open for Registration

Why am I meditating? What am I suppose to be doing when I meditate? What can meditation do for me?

Learn the answers to these questions and much more in my new meditation classes, workshop and series.

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New Evening Classes in March

March 4 - Foundations of Meditation: Concentration, Insight, Inquiry and Love

March 11 - Meditation as a Spiritual Path

March 25 - Meditation for Deep Relaxation and a Better Night Sleep

All classes with be held at 7:30 pm at Tovami Yoga.

Want to Dive Deeper? Check out my New Spring Meditation Series starting in April at 2bpresent!

In many ways, the quality of your mind determines the quality of your life.
- Sam Harris


Check out all my new online resources, including free guided meditations and videos to help you lower stress and find more calm in your day!

Meditate with me on Simple Habit!

I am thrilled to be a featured meditation teacher on Simple Habit, winner of 2018 Google Play Award for Best Well-Being App.

Just for my readers . . . Enjoy a free two-week Premium Membership to Simple Habit

 A 14-day free trial of our premium membership

Just sign-up for Simple Habit. Then, go to and input the code: MEDITATETWOWEEKS

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Meditate with me on Insight Timer!

I am also excited to announce that I am now on Insight Timer and adding free guided meditations to the Insight Timer collection.  Please check out my free meditations.  More are coming soon, as well as new Online Courses.

My latest blogs . . .

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Each day we have the ability to fall in love again and again. Here’s how . . .

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Say Goodbye to New Year’s Resolutions!

Why do most people fail at achieving their New Year’s Resolutions? Try this instead to get what you really want . . .

7 Modern Mantras for More Peace Over the Holidays

Although the period between Thanksgiving and New Years is often referred to as the “most wonderful time of the year,” for many people feelings of joy and happiness are often interrupted by bouts of sadness, stress, grief, and fatigue. With this in mind, here are some of my favorite mindfulness phrases you can use to help you embrace all of the ups and downs of the holiday season.

Cheryl Vigder Brause, Mindfulness Instructor

My path to being a certified mindfulness instructor has been quite a journey!  Once a corporate litigator and investment banker, I now write, speak and teach about the practice of mindfulness meditation and how you can use a few simple tools each day to create a more peaceful, joy-filled, healthier life. I created 2bpresent to share with others the true gift of learning how to slow down and connect inward to your inner strengths, stillness and unlimited potential.  As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of 2bpresent, I am dedicated to helping people find calm, happiness and wellbeing in their very busy lives. I work with private clients and lead workshops in schools, businesses, retreat centers and conferences. I teach stress-reduction, self-compassion and resiliency techniques to professionals, including educators, attorneys and executives, as well as parents, college students, adolescents, and children and have lead workshops, spoken at conferences, consulted on panels and presented a variety of mindfulness sessions to many local, statewide and national audiences. 


2bpresent uses the latest research in Neuroscience and Psychology, combined with Mindful Awareness Practices to teach evidence-based, practical and accessible tools and techniques to help you lower your stress, increase your focus and find your happiness — no matter who you are and where you are.

Mindfulness and Meditation, New York

Join me for my Upcoming Classes & Workshops!

Fundamentals of Meditation

Monday, March 4th - 7:30 pm Concentration, Insight, Inquiry & Love
Always wanted to establish your own meditation practice or experience the power of meditating with a group? This workshop is perfect for both beginner and experienced meditators as we explore the meditation techniques that we can use everyday to live a more awakened, alive, joyful and balanced life. This workshop will include guided meditation practice, discussion of practice techniques and ample time for questions.

Meditation as a Spiritual Path

Monday, March 11th –7:30 pm Meditation as a Spiritual Path
While stress reduction and focused attention are wonderful benefits of meditation, there is much more to establishing a meditation practice that can help us find meaning, purpose and happiness in our lives. This workshop will be a deeper dive into the ancient practices and philosophies that certain meditation practices are built upon, including Buddhist Psychology and Non-dualism, that can be truly transformative in our lives and in our spiritual journey.

Meditation for Deep Relaxation & Sleep

Monday, March 25th – 7:30 pm How to Relax the Mind and Body – Meditation for Deep Relaxation and Sleep
Why do so many people have trouble falling asleep? Our minds are so active and our attention is being pulled in so many different directions that it is hard to turn off our minds when it is time to go to sleep. Learn how to achieve a better night sleep in this interactive workshop, explore techniques to help you unwind and quiet your busy mind, deeply relax your body and help you drift off to sleep.


Learn to Lower Your Stress, Increase Your Focus and Find Your Happiness.

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