About the Center for Mindfulness & Healing Arts, LLC


The mission of the Center for Mindfulness & Healing Arts, LLC  (CMHA) is to provide mindfulness-based programs, events, training, and other wellness, and healing arts services in a safe, supportive environment for individuals, organizations, and businesses to bring more balance, awareness, well-being, and healing into their lives, families, work places, and communities. All programs and services have a trauma-sensitive focus. 


Individuals | Organizations | Groups | Businesses | Faith-Based Communities

Ouida Joi Cooper-Rodriguez, MA, CMT-P, HT, RMT 

Founder, Center for Mindfulness & Healing Arts, LLC

Transformative Mindfulness Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, Hypnotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, and Ordained Interfaith Minister

Ouida Joi is the Founder and Director of the Center for Mindfulness & Healing Arts, LLC (CMHA). After a successful career in nonprofit executive management, she made the decision to follow her passion of bringing trauma-sensitive, heart-centered Mindfulness and other holistic wellness practices and training to individuals, organizations, and groups.

Ouida Joi is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher-Professional (CMT-P) through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and has facilitated mindfulness, meditation, and Meditation in Motion classes for over 20 years. She has been in the healing and expressive arts, and Interfaith spiritual leadership for more than three decades. She completed a 200-hour Mindfulness Teacher training program and has a Certificate in Mindfulness from Delaware Technical Community College. She also completed the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program through the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher Training through Niroga Institute in Oakland, CA. She is an Ordained Interfaith Minister and has extensive study in world religions, Shamanism, Meditative Movement, Hypnotherapy, Usui Reiki, and Meditation. She has an Masters Degree in Management and a Bachelors of Arts in Behavioral Science (Magna Cum Laude). She recently received an honorary Doctor of Ministry Degree from The New Seminary (TNS) in New York City. TNS is the first Interfaith Seminary founded by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman in 1979. 


Ouida Joi is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, the American Mindfulness Research Association, A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy (World AWAKE), the International Association of Reiki Professionals, and the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild. She is a veteran and served in the Air Force as a Medical Social Work Technician and in the Army National Guard as a Broadcast Journalist. She is also a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor. 


Ouida Joi is dedicated to assisting and supporting others to use mindfulness tools and other healing modalities to create rich, full, mindful lives. Her particular interest is in assisting and supporting women who have experienced trauma to thrive, and bringing trauma-sensitive tools addressing vicarious trauma to the staff and organizations that work with them. She has developed a unique program called "Transformative Mindfulness" (TMind) teaching mindfulness tools for every aspect of ones life. "It is an honor to walk with others on their healing journeys," she says. 


After over 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ouida Joi now makes her home in the charming state of Delaware. She enjoys contemplative photography, writing, yoga Qigong, and spending time in nature, especially at the ocean.  

Ouida Joi is available for individual sessions, organizations, groups, 

workshops, and classes.

Please contact her at 510.350.6249 or Mindfulness.Expressions@gmail.com

Center for Mindfulness & Healing Arts, LLC |510.350.6249

Center Address: 5609 Dupont Parkway, Suite 1, Smyrna, DE 19907

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1003, Dover, DE 19903