the Heart of Now - About Us

About the Heart of Now

Our Mission:

The purpose of the Heart of Now is to radically change the way people live their lives, interact with each other and see the world. Our goal is to influence individuals, groups, organizations and political movements, primarily by supporting and educating people to become present, flexible and fully alive. We live by the truth that each individual has value and wisdom and that we all are teachers as well as students.

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What Is the Heart of Now?

About Us

The Heart of Now is staffed by a group of committed volunteers who wish to contribute to the world.


Our Facilitators:

Lisa Stein

Lisa Stein has been participating in the Heart of Now for seven years and has been involved in personal growth work for the last twenty-five years. Her roots are in co-counseling, gestalt, dream-work, psychotherapy, and process-oriented psychology which she incorporates into her work as a facilitator and mediation counselor.

"We can heal. From wherever we start, our life can get lighter and easier. We can get in touch with the ideas and emotions that have us repeating unwelcome behavior patterns. Becoming aware of them in a visceral way (not just talking about it) will create more room for change. Email Lisa at

Kim Krichbaum

Kim Krichbaum has been facilitating Heart of Now for 5 years, and other personal growth experiences for over 25 years. It is one of the great joys of his life. He has extensive experience in gestalt, encounter, body work, and co-counseling as well as other modalities.

What he loves most about the Heart of Now, is that it brings out the wisdom of each person, rather than just focusing on the wisdom of the folks in front of the room. When not involved in Heart of Now, you might see Kim doing Ecstatic Dance or singing karaoke. He wants his life to be as much like a musical as possible. Email Kim at

Aaron Madzik

Aaron Madzik first attended Heart of Now as a student in November of 2005 and has been deeply involved in personal growth since. He has been training over the last couple years to facilitate both Heart of Now and Dancing on the Edge. He is extremely grateful for all the guidance and assistance he has been given that allowed him to become more in touch with and communicate his needs, and is excited to help facilitate others to do their own growth.

When he's not working with Heart of Now, Aaron is a computer consultant, father, piano player, and Kung Fu martial artist. He also loves board games, singing, being silly, and sharing life with friends and family. Email Aaron at