Bart van Melik, MA is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. Bart has been teaching personal meditation and Insight Dialogue since 2009, with a specific focus on working with diverse populations. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS teacher training program; his mentors are Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Gregory Kramer and his son Lou. Bart teaches Insight Dialogue in New York City (NYC) and at retreats worldwide. He also teaches meditation and yoga at a VA hospital, juvenile detention center, homeless shelters, and Public Schools in NYC and is a senior teacher at the Lineage Project. Bart holds a MA in Psychology of Culture and Religion from the Nijmegen University in The Netherlands. His passion is supporting people to find new ways to relate to the stress created by life circumstances.