Founded July 27, 2012 by Johnathan Woodside. Mindfulness Outreach Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to promote skillful living and make meditation instruction accessible to all. MOI leadership consists of individuals who share in the commitment to equip individuals with the skills needed to bring about positive changes through the cultivation of kindness, compassion, and wisdom.
Johnathan Woodside is an Insight Meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness and self-inquiry into the mainstream of wellness programs and daily life. He is the Guiding Teacher of Mindfulness Outreach Initiative and a consultant at various locations in Omaha Nebraska where he encourages greater self-awareness through stillness and dynamic meditation practices. He leads classes and retreats on mindfulness meditation for the promotion of greater health and wellness in the Omaha community.
Cheri Culbertson has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2011 and has been with MOI since its inception. She is an enthusiastic supporter of its mission to make meditation instruction accessible to all. Like many meditators, she is sometimes caught up in the happenings of life, but is always drawn back to the cushion – the place of practice from which mindfulness grows. Her background is in psychology and higher education, though she has recently changed directions and is now working for an agency that helps to provide affordable housing. Cheri believes her true lifelong work is to continually integrate mindfulness more and more into every aspect of her being.
D Woodside is a mindfulness meditation practitioner, engineer and entrepreneur. His background includes government service and the aviation industry. Mr Woodside brings to bear a dedication to MOI having been associated with the non-profit from its’ earliest days, accompanied with a business and industry acumen providing strategic guidance and an earnest desire to assist MOI succeed over the long term. He maintains a dedicated focus on family, holds a BS in Engineering, an MS in Aerospace Administration and Logistics, and actively participates in community service.