Anne Cushman

As MMTCP’s director of mentoring, Anne Cushman supports both mentors and students on their journey through the program. A writer, meditator, and yoga practitioner for over 35 years, Anne is passionate about the intersection of mindfulness meditation, creative expression, and embodiment arts. As mother in a blended family to a 20-something son and stepdaughter, she celebrates relational, daily life practice. A member of the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Anne is the author of the memoir The Mama Sutra, the novel Enlightenment for Idiots, the mindful yoga manifesto Moving into Meditation, and the India pilgrimage guide From Here to Nirvana. She teaches retreats internationally and online and leads courses that combine creative writing, meditation, and yoga. Learn more at