About

About

16 was a pivotal year for Dennis, one that would plant the seeds for the journey that continues today. It was then that Dennis, while in high school, was elected a Peer Counselor and was also given a tape of Thich Nhat Hanh. Both experiences affected him profoundly. Each field, the psychological and spiritual, is asking the same questions and seeking the same outcomes: who are we, what causes our suffering and how do we live a thriving and flourishing life. Dennis has subsequently studied, trained, worked and practiced in these fields, both independently and integratively, for the last 14 years. This journey has blessed him with the privilege to study with many teachers from many backgrounds (non-dual, yogic, Buddhist, Taoist, Indigenous, Christian and mystical, amongst others) and across the globe. Most recently, after a number of years in northern California, he felt the pull to return home to Mount Desert Island, Maine

Dennis has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bowdoin College, and a master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). While in San Francisco, he was an accredited psychotherapist in private practice for several years. During this time, he was also the Teaching Assistant for the course “Non-dual Wisdom and Psychotherapy” at CIIS with noted teacher, author and psychotherapist John Prendergast. Dennis is a student of Adyashanti and his teachings. In conjunction to his private practice, Integrative Wellness, Dennis is also on the counseling staff at the College of the Atlantic, and co-founder of the Institute for Integrative Living (www.instituteforintegrativeliving.com).

Dennis KileyAlong with his psychological work, Dennis has extensive experience training and practicing in the eastern wisdom traditions. He lived, worked and taught at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and has his 200 hour yoga teacher certification from there. Dennis has taught yoga and meditation in California, Massachusetts, New Hamshire and Maine. He currently teaches yoga and meditation at Cattitude Yoga Studio in Bar Harbor.

Through his professional studies and personal inquiry, Dennis experiences and celebrates the totality of life, including the essence of each one of us, as an interconnected web of circles and relationships that ripple out in the world. He feels very fortunate that his personal passion and professional career allow him to support others on their journeys of awakening and unfolding.