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         We’re making the world a calmer place through presence and meditation

Founded by Olga Restrepo  
“The practice of mindfulness allows us to think how we can reinvent ourselves day to day, to begin again, transform, flow and dance with what life is giving us as we decide to give to it.” - Olga 

About Sendero Mindful

Neuroplasticity as a reason to practice mindfulness is very encouraging. It leads us to think about an evolutionary and learning process. “Sendero Mindful” wants to emphasize this possibility of transformation. The term “Sendero” stands for the path that is our day to day. The three words attention, kindness and presence refer to the philosophical principles that anchor the practice in our everyday life.


It is the basic quality of mindfulness, its raw material. Cultivating attention is important because it is the gateway to having the proper record of how events happen, how we experience the world and how we understand what happens in the present moment.


It is the way we can inhabit the practice outside of the safety of the cushion´s meditation. It refers to truly being in the present moment without any kind of judgment. Presence defines what we are and what we can deliver. It is the bond that unites and builds.


It is the kind intention to alleviate one’s own pain and that of others, understanding its causes. Incorporating compassion helps us to understand meditation as an inter-relational term that allows us to look generously at our essence and that of those around us.

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What are the benefits of mindfulness?  

  • A tool for self-knowledge

  • A mechanism to reduce stress

  • A way to use your breathing as a means to take breaks

  • A guide to self-care

  • A broad understanding of the events that cause you pain

  • A method to face difficult experiences and find the learnings

  • A philosophy of life that allows you to embrace the present moment

Why should I practice mindfulness? 
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About the Founder 

Olga Restrepo Botero

I was born in Medellin, Colombia and I have had the opportunity to live in different countries throughout my life. This has led me to experience different cultures, and to recognize that regardless of ethnicity, there is a common desire to find happiness and well-being. Since 2019 I am dedicated to writing content for mindfulness programs, which are a reflection of everyday life turned into contemplative processes.

I consider myself a seeker of answers, which has led me to feel a deep love for teaching as a reciprocal learning process. My background is in business and consulting. After getting my degree in advertising, I completed an MBA. Throughout my professional life I have been a teacher of small businesses and postgraduate students, developing proposals to encourage empowerment, teamwork, creativity, assertive communication and conscious leadership among others. In each case, mindfulness has been a fundamental tool of direction.

Currently, my workshops are in person and online. These aim to work on stress, anxiety, physical pain and emotional pain through practical programs that seek to transcend difficulties through meditation, emphasizing kindness, equanimity, diversity and respect.

The programs I teach through the digital platform Sendero Mindful are oriented to work with Spanish-speaking women especially, seeking to sow seeds of mindfulness, awareness with their daily lives, kind connection with themselves and with everything around them.

As part of my training, in October 2018 I was able to make one of my dreams come true: to be with H.H. Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, to participate in the teachings that he personally dictates. This opportunity increased my commitment to create this space through which I seek to make real: "Let your heart open your mind..."

My training in Mindfulness, Conscious Leadership & Compassion

MAPs Affiliate Teacher University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Mindful Awareness Research Center

Assistant Teacher
UCLA Psychiatry Summer Course

Certified Mindfulness Facilitator – TMF
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Compassion Cultivation Training™ Teacher Education Compassion Institute at Stanford

Mindfulness Intensive Practice Program
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Leading With Purpose, Dr. Leah Weiss
Stanford Graduate School of Business

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