CARLA BRENNAN is an Insight Meditation teacher in Santa Cruz, CA. She is the Guiding Teacher for Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation and teaches at other Insight Meditation centers around the Bay Area. Carla has practiced in the Insight Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist and Zen traditions for 45 years. As part of her regular teaching, Carla offers meditation outdoors and encourages her students to practice in nature.