Spring Washam is a meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She was trained by Jack Kornfield and now leads vipassana and metta retreats throughout the country. Spring is one of the founders of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland where she teaches daylong retreats and weekly classes. She is also a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based healing practices to inner-city communities. In addition she has extensive training in indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world.