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IN-spire founder

Franci Blanco

Franci's work extends beyond simply alleviating stress and inducing deep states of relaxation; it empowers clients to cultivate healthier relationships to life's challenges and live intentionally.

After a decade in retail management and a lifetime of feeling like life was happening to her, Franci stepped out of her comfort zone to explore what it meant to live authentically aligned to her core values.

Embracing the fear of uncertainty, she embarked on six months of solo travel in Asia, volunteering with multiple non-profits, and completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training in India. This journey provided her with profound insights into what brings lasting joy and fulfillment.

Since then, she has studied yoga and pranayama/breathwork from esteemed teachers like Tim Feldman and Richard Freeman. However, her immersive experiences during three visits to India and two visits to Thailand, each lasting a month, is what allowed her to deepen her connection to the meditative aspects of yoga. Some of her training includes, attending three 10 day vipassana courses, completion of a one-year Professional Training in the Application of Therapeutic Sound, a Breathwork Teacher Training led by BreathTribe, and an advanced 16 week Mindfulness Mentor Training under the guidance of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. 

 

Franci is committed to sharing science-backed practices that enable others to embrace presence, cultivate resilience, and live with intention.

education & experience

  • BA in Sociology from University of Florida

  • 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training from Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh, India

  • Anatomy weekend workshop w/ David Keil

  • Prison Yoga Project weekend workshop

  • Yoga Sutras weekend workshop with Edwin Bryant

  • Asana Adjustments weekend workshop with Tim Feldmann

  • 2 separate week long breath workshops with Time Feldmann

  • Pranayama 6 week online course with Richard Freeman

  • Power of Awareness 6 week online training with Tara Brach, Ph.D. and Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

  • Positive Neuroplasticity Training - Professional Course 6 week training with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. 

  • Attended three -10 day traditional Vipassana retreat

  • Co-hosted a volunteer trip for Lush Cosmetics employees to Cambodia

  • Hosted 2 retreats to India with a "give back" element 

  • Hosted 1 retreat to Tulum, Mexico

  • Hosted 2 retreats in Thailand 

  • Breathwork Teacher Training

  • 16 week Mindfulness Mentor Training facilitated by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

  • Resident yoga & meditation at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden since 2017

  • Developed an 8 week Meditation program for individuals & corporate clients

  • Worked as a Regional Charitable Giving Ambassador for Lush Cosmetics for 4 years22

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