Hello! I'm Alison Laichter.
consulting + meditation + etc
Someone once referred to me as a semi-sweet, meditating, spiritual sassafrass.
I think that's a pretty good description. I'm also a consultant, facilitator,
meditation teacher, urban planner, community organizer, and former
Brooklynite, now based in southern California.
I design and facilitate immersive experiences, lead conferences and retreats, coach individuals at all levels, build community, and help organizations strategize visions. My clients include Asylum Arts, Jewish Funders Network, Hillel International, OneTable, Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Skirball Cultural Center, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Jewish Initiative for Animals, Foundation for Jewish Camp, OLAM, Fleet Science Center, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
A bunch of years ago, I founded and directed the first ever grassroots and community-led Jewish Meditation Center in NYC. I was a recipient of the
Joshua Venture Group Dual Investment Program, a two-year $100k fellowship
for social entrepreneurs and was named one of the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36: Visionaries for a New Era.” Before founding the JMC, my urban planning career included working in economic consulting, pro-poor business development at the
in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union and a Master of Science in
Urban Planning from Columbia University.
I teach meditation (Jewish and not) all over the world at schools, museums, retreat centers, hospitals, JCC’s, festivals, conferences, synagogues, farms, and online. Meditation offerings include classes and workshops, holiday happenings, mystic-in-residencies, retreats, special events, and one-on-one training.
My approach to all of my work is that sustainable repair of the world happens from the inside out. I love working with individuals, teams, communities, and organizations to create inclusive, accessible, and radically amazing experiences.