Khaydroup Candace Podvoll is a highly-trained contemplative practitioner with a strong background in integrative mental health. A native of Los Angeles, Khaydroup moved to Boulder in 1981 to work with Windhorse Associates, an innovative mental health community dedicated to the compassionate treatment of extreme psychological illness. Concurrently with her Windhorse work, Khaydroup began practicing and studying meditation. In 1991, seeking a deeper understanding of how the mind works, she entered into long-term retreat at a respected meditation center in the Auvergne region of France. After completing six years of retreat, she began teaching meditation throughout Europe and the US.

In 2000, Khaydroup moved back to California where she was instrumental in establishing several meditation centers. Since 2020, she has been giving weekly teachings and leading discussion groups and retreats online. Her guided meditations and Mind Talk videos are integrated into all levels of the Mindworks Journey. Read her selection of articles on all things meditation here.

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