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  • Writer's pictureKatie Hannon

Meet the Facilitators: Sydney Leto (she/her)

Where are you from? Where do you live now?

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In June of 2021, I moved to Boulder, Colorado.
What is your educational background?
In 2014 I graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. My undergraduate degree is in Spanish, Environmental Studies and Journalism. In August of 2021, I began a three year graduate program for Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University.
How did you get to where you are now?
That’s a great question! My passion has always been focused around connecting with people whether that be through learning a language, writing for a local newspaper, teaching yoga, working in a restaurant or slinging vegetables at farmers markets. After three years of working on various organic vegetable farms, it felt natural for me to continue questioning how I could deepen my capacity to serve people in their journey towards health. Where I find myself now is on track to become a therapist, and what I find myself most excited about is the intersection of mental health and the natural world.
How did you become involved with Concussed.?
I became involved with Concussed. after meeting Cait at Naropa University! Cait and I are in different concentrations, but were fortunate to become friends through our meditation class.
What skills or passions will you bring with you to the Concussed. retreat?
After these past years of pandemic life and virtual retreats, I am so excited to connect with new people face-to-face! My role will be facilitating the yoga and mindfulness for the first session of retreat this June, and one of my favorite practices to teach is yoga nidra.
What are you looking forward to most about facilitating a retreat with Concussed. this year?
I feel quite honored to have been included in this very special team of co-facilitators. Some of the things that I am most looking forward to is time near the lake, humidity, and celebrating the summer solstice together!


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