Our Voices

Brandon Nappi, Founder Brandon at the Labyrinthand Executive Director
Dr. Brandon Nappi, Founder and Executive Director at the Copper Beech Institute and the Associate Director at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, is a spiritual teacher, speaker, and writer who passionately believes in the capacity of the human spirit to awaken. Inspired by the common wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions, he has dedicated his life’s work to sharing the transformative power of mindfulness practice. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has completed a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology and has received extensive mindfulness training from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Brandon can be reached at brandon@copperbeechinstitute.org.

Miranda Chapman Program DirectorMiranda Chapman, Program Director
Miranda Chapman, Program Director for Copper Beech Institute, is an avid community builder and social and environmental activist. Miranda has been teaching yoga and guiding transformative workshops and retreats for over five years as well as offering one-on-one intuitive guidance. Trained in meditation, yoga and Ayurveda in India, and deepening her education in Canada, Miranda has taken her practice all over the world, opened an eco-friendly yoga and community space in Montreal, co-founded a grassroots yoga community organization and coordinated yoga festivals. Recently, Miranda has moved back to Connecticut to be closer to family and to bring her love of wellness and intimacy to the area while maintaining strong connections to her Montreal community. She can be reached by email at miranda@copperbeechinstitute.org.

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