Spiritual practice in a community means that the community becomes a mirror for us as we understand ourselves better through our relationships with other practitioners.
— Gil Fronsdal

Teachers Council


Lisa Goddard founded Roaring Fork Insight to bring together teachers and practitioners of Buddhism, yoga and secular mindfulness.  Lisa has been practicing mindfulness, meditation and yoga since 1999 and has been facilitating these practices since 2000. Inspired by the teachings of Jack Kornfield, Norman Fischer, Suzuki Roshi and Ajahn Chah, Lisa received training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Zen Hospice Project, Mindful Schools and is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior.

Lisa Goddard founded Roaring Fork Insight to bring together teachers and practitioners of Buddhism, yoga and secular mindfulness. 

Lisa has been practicing mindfulness, meditation and yoga since 1999 and has been facilitating these practices since 2000. Inspired by the teachings of Jack Kornfield, Norman Fischer, Suzuki Roshi and Ajahn Chah, Lisa received training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Zen Hospice Project, Mindful Schools and is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior.

Mike Coughlin is a public school administrator, trained mediator, and has been practicing mindfulness in the vipassana tradition for over 15 years. He has received training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Mindful Schools and is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mike has over 20 years of experience working with high-risk youth, most specifically in residential and day treatment programs, as well as years of mediation experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has a focused interest in exploring how mindfulness and compassionate awareness can lead us to a more expansive and grounded relationship with our human experience, both as individuals and as engaged members within our communities.

Mike Coughlin is a public school administrator, trained mediator, and has been practicing mindfulness in the vipassana tradition for over 15 years. He has received training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Mindful Schools and is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mike has over 20 years of experience working with high-risk youth, most specifically in residential and day treatment programs, as well as years of mediation experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has a focused interest in exploring how mindfulness and compassionate awareness can lead us to a more expansive and grounded relationship with our human experience, both as individuals and as engaged members within our communities.

Chloe Conger has been studying, practicing and teaching meditation for a little over a decade, mainly in the Theravada tradition of Vipassana via Spirit Rock. She wishes to share practices that have helped her relax, breathe into the scary places and appreciate things just as they are. The teachers who have most influenced her include Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Craig Hamilton, Byron Katie, Adyashanti, and embodiment genius, Philip Shepherd.  She has studied qigong with many teachers, and been most inspired by the Radiant Heart Qigong of Teja Bell.    www.chloeconger.com

Chloe Conger has been studying, practicing and teaching meditation for a little over a decade, mainly in the Theravada tradition of Vipassana via Spirit Rock. She wishes to share practices that have helped her relax, breathe into the scary places and appreciate things just as they are. The teachers who have most influenced her include Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Craig Hamilton, Byron Katie, Adyashanti, and embodiment genius, Philip Shepherd.  She has studied qigong with many teachers, and been most inspired by the Radiant Heart Qigong of Teja Bell.    www.chloeconger.com

River Morgan is a third generation yogini; a lifelong study of movement and the body has guided her 19 years of teaching. River has been featured in many publications for her yoga classes and retreats, including Yoga Journal, Forbes magazine, and as a model for the Giam and Jade Catalogues and products. River has been blessed to have studied with many powerful teachers, including Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Kausthub and T.V.K. Desikachar, Robert Svoboda, Nancy Gilgoff and Shiva Rea. She was certified by Sarah Powers and by Paul Grilley in Yin Yoga in 1999 and by De West in Prenatal Yoga in 2010.  River teaches private meditation, dance, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Pre/Post Natal Yoga. She also leads yoga and well-being retreats, guided yoga hikes, Gyrotonic sessions and is a wellness coach.

River Morgan is a third generation yogini; a lifelong study of movement and the body has guided her 19 years of teaching. River has been featured in many publications for her yoga classes and retreats, including Yoga Journal, Forbes magazine, and as a model for the Giam and Jade Catalogues and products.

River has been blessed to have studied with many powerful teachers, including Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Kausthub and T.V.K. Desikachar, Robert Svoboda, Nancy Gilgoff and Shiva Rea. She was certified by Sarah Powers and by Paul Grilley in Yin Yoga in 1999 and by De West in Prenatal Yoga in 2010.  River teaches private meditation, dance, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Pre/Post Natal Yoga. She also leads yoga and well-being retreats, guided yoga hikes, Gyrotonic sessions and is a wellness coach.