Sylvia Sepulveda (she/her/ella) was born and raised in the Los Angeles, California area. Sylvia is a longtime practitioner, organizer, and facilitator of contemplative group practices such as Centering and Welcoming Prayer, the Labyrinth, Contemplative Creativity, and Mindful Poetry; recently for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, WA and, currently, through her own Secret Garden Practices. Sylvia is a graduate of the Haden Institute’s Spiritual Direction Training program and is currently a Virtual Spiritual Direction Training Mentor. She is a graduate of the Education for Ministry (EfM,) the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and is a certified Catechist in levels 1-3 of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children’s formation program and is a Veriditas-trained Labyrinth Facilitator. Sylvia serves as a board member at Meaningful Movies Project and Underhill House. Her passion for organizing and facilitating group contemplative practices and offering one-on-one spiritual companionship/direction is informed by the Jungian principle of reciprocal individuation – deep and loving encounters enhance our own personal development as well as build and sustain kinship with all of creation.