The Mindful Connection Institute looks for ways to stimulate flexibility and collaboration among its faculty, staff and partners. Our faculty, researchers and staff work in a non-hierarchical way with an ever-changing assortment of people, tools, technologies, environments and forms of learning, each of which exacts new demands for increased flexibility. Our main objective is to support people in enjoying the benefits of belonging to a conscious learning community - common ground for individuals and groups with differing perspectives to productively meet each other and collaborate.
Carlo Monsanto Chunderbalsingh PhD Hon.C.
Apart from being an autodidact, original thinker, and inventor, I also have a bachelor of health science, master of ayurvedic science with emphasis on ayurvedic psychophysiology, and an honorary doctorate for my thirty years of pioneering work in ayurvedic psychophysiology. Exploring what is keeping our mind and body from functioning more naturally as a whole, and how we can achieve present-moment-awareness, balance, happiness, love and empathy as a natural state, personally and interpersonally, became my life’s mission. As my research advanced, I felt a need to study the wisdom, traditional and scientific knowledge embedded in other cultures. I unified different knowledge-areas, effectively crossing the boundaries of different disciplines. My exploration into the nature of human consciousness was mostly based on the systems science and process philosophy that is embedded in Ayurveda, an age-old health cultivation system. I have designed and implemented (govt sponsored) programs, translating this transdisciplinary knowledge into the Inside Out Learning Experience Ecosystem or IOLEE. This can be embedded in educational, clinical, corporate, social environments and serve as the basis for technological developments. In the past two decades I have founded and served on the board of various organizations in Europe, Caribbean and the USA to promote this whole person approach. I am currently a co-director of the Mindful Connection Institute, which operates in the Colombia, USA and the Netherlands.
Andrea Monsanto B.S.
I have a science degree from Stony Brook University and studied at The School of Practical Philosophy in New York City. For over fifteen years I have developed my emotional intelligence, contemplative and attention management skills. I teach cutting edge applied consciousness tools, resulting in mental clarity, emotional regulation and empathy to both individuals and groups. I am also part of the Latino Who’s Who publication. I received an award as "The Social Entrepreneur of the Year" and have earned several awards as an effective communicator from Toastmasters International. I have delivered numerous lectures and workshops on green living, emotional intelligence and professional development. I am currently contributing to the IOLEE Prosperity program, to help individuals become aware of those inner obstacles related with money and success that keep them from being prosperous.