Private Sessions

Feedback & Support to Catalyze your Practice

   Watch Trailer Catalyze your Practice Private Sessions present an opportunity for you to share about your practice, ask questions, and get a trained perspective on what you're going through. The purpose of these sessions are to catalyze, speeding up & smoothing out, the process of discovery that you're currently in.

"Emily and Vince's one-on-one conversations are gulps of fresh air for my practice. Over time, I've relied on their dynamic perspectives to help me navigate through questions and obstacles as they come up, so I can dive back into the practice again with new insights."

- Kuan Luo, New York City

We need both honest feedback & loving support in order to develop. During private sessions we’ll work on trusting what’s arising, so that we can use it as a gateway to greater understanding. Through honest conversation you’ll receive heartfelt responses to your thought process, suggestions on different meditation techniques to try, and an opportunity to work through stuck emotions.

"I’ve been very fortunate to be able to work with Emily for the last few years. Her intuitive advice has gotten me through countless hurdles and I often leave our meetings with new and challenging ways to explore my own experience. Emily’s teachings have been truly valuable and she’s been a crucial part in the development of my practice."

- Rafael Borges, Munich, Germany

Meet the Teachers

Emily Horn develops programs and support structures for people dedicated to living a wholehearted life in the modern world. She's authorized to teach meditation by Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, and InsightLA. Emily was personally mentored by Jack Kornfield, P.h.D and Trudy Goodman, P.h.D. She's also worked in various contemplative education environments including Buddhist Geeks and is now the co-founder of Heart of Insight Community. Emily has been called a "power player of the mindfulness movement" by Wired Magazine. For her, the spiritual journey is simply learning to dance with all of this human experience: from transcendence to dirty dishes, evolutionary edges to ancient roots, solitary practice to deepening relationships. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband and son.

"I've been fortunate enough to work with Vince one on one for the last few years. He has always encouraged me when I needed it and gently, and with good humor, prodded me when I got complacent. I keep working with him because he helps me make my own discoveries and find my own path."

- John Ruff, Fairfield, Missouri

Vince Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, he spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks project while doing a full year of silent meditation practice on retreat. Vince began teaching in 2010 and has been authorized in both the pragmatic dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk and by Trudy Goodman Kornfield, whose contemplative training is in the Insight Meditation and Zen traditions. Vince has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” Vince is one of the co-founders of, which is dedicated to offering deep practice opportunities for independent learners. He lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Emily Horn and their son Zander.

"Choosing to work with Emily and Vince was one of the best decisions I've ever made around the development of my meditation practice. Their combined experience and knowledge of the various approaches to meditation is comprehensive and their approach to teaching provides unusually varied styles of practice from which the student can freely choose."

- Albert Grabb, Los Angeles, CA

Deepen your Practice!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is X style of meditation different from Y style of meditation?
Each style of meditation that we teach have different techniques associated with them, different aims, and lead to different, though often complementary, results. On top of that, the intention you bring to practice changes it. Because of this we like to constantly come to back to the question: What is your intention for practicing now?
Which practice do you think I should I be doing?
Well, what is your intention for practicing now? Starting with this question, and exploring it together, is a good starting point for discovering what form of practice might best serve you. Over time, it’s possible to learn multiple styles of meditation and become more adept at seeing the effects of each. Then you’ll be more empowered to apply different techniques and approaches to whatever is happening in your life.
How do I decide which teacher to work with?
Who do you feel drawn to speak with? Do you think a particular teacher may be more helpful for you at this time? We encourage you to trust your intuition as you decide. You’re also welcome to make a “no preference” option and schedule according to what time works best. If you choose to work with us in an ongoing way, we recommend alternating between teachers so you can get the benefit of different perspectives.
What times are available for booking?
Teachers make themselves available across different time regions throughout the week. We do our best to make plenty of times available for those in North & South America, Europe, & Australia. If you are unable to find a time that works, you can reach out and let us know.
How do I book a session?
Once you sign-up you'll receive an e-mail with a scheduling link. We use a simple web scheduling service called for all bookings.
Is there a recommended length of time that you think I should be practicing?
The more you practice the more you will see the effects. That said we don’t have a universal prescription for how much we think you should be practicing. This is something you’ll need to figure out, and is largely contingent on the specifics of your life and your practice intentions. That said, we’ve observed that people who do some sort of intentional practice, for at least 30 mins a day on a regular basis tend to deepen and make progress.
Do I have to be into Buddhism to deepen my practice?
No! But we do suggest that you be into being a human being. 😜 You’re actively encouraged to explore Buddhist philosophy if it supports you. What’s most important to us is that meditation serves your life and your most heartfelt intentions.
I have trouble sitting consistently. Will this help with that?
We’ve found that when people have a teacher meeting scheduled it inspires them to practice more regularly. There’s something simple, yet powerful, about the support that comes from being accountable to another person.
Will you recommend additional learning resources to me?
We may recommend specific books, guided meditations, training resources, apps, and/or podcast episodes. These will be suggested based on what comes up during our meetings, and e-mailed to you afterward.
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