Michael “Mikey” Noechel, MS
Mikey Noechel is a Buddhist Meditation Instructor and addiction treatment specialist based out of Nashville, TN. He has been trained to facilitate meditation groups through Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Mikey regularly leads groups at Wild Heart Meditation Center. Mikey has also helped launch Mindful Nashville, a collective of helping professionals incorporating mindfulness as a method of treatment. Mikey is the co-developer of Mindful Recovery, an eight week meditation based recovery program. Currently, Mikey is in training through Heartwood Refuge in Hendersonville, NC. He is in their Dharmacharya Ordination program, which is a multi-lineage lay ordination program, lead by the Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni and the Venerable Pannadipa Bhikkhu. For fun Mikey plays in a Ramones-core pop punk band called the Rip Taylors.