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Radical Hospitality

    Class Info

    Radical Hospitality, a program offered by Mindful Harlem, brings the work of mindfulness to the services and hospitality industry. Participants will recognize their capacity to be present and engaged at every moment with clarity of intention, as a result, they will gain tools to connect from a place of authenticity to customers and coworkers alike.
    As a result of this practice, participants are able to respond thoughtfully rather than react emotionally in challenging situations.

    Full engagement in Mindful Harlem’s Radical Hospitality program shifts the way participants interact in the workplace and in life, increasing productivity and overall well-being – a necessary trait that defines the culture and atmosphere of any restaurant.

    Radical Hospitality Programming

    Mindful Harlem’s Radical Hospitality program is tailored to your needs. The intention is to expose participants who work in the hospitality industry – owners, managers, waiters, cooks, bussers, all FOH/BOH positions, etc – to tools to manage stress and gain resilience.

    The program will include the following:
    • Introduction to meditation and the development of concentration
    • Identification of stress triggers and reactive patterns
    • Development of powerful listening skills and Mindful Speech
    • Identification of an individual’s personal vision for their role at work
    • Learn stress management/self-regulation techniques for on spot stress reduction
    • Development of an open-minded approach to difficult situations
    • Rediscovery of the power of intention behind one’s role at work
    • Network and share the collective wisdom of other participants
    • Intentional dialogue

    Mindfulness in Action, for the Service and Hospitality Industries


    Adrian Bueno

    Co-Founder • Board President • Instructor

    Adrian is the co- founder and guidance teacher of Mindful Harlem and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). He has been practicing Mindfulness and Insight Meditation for many years; a practice which has been a deep transformative experience for him and for the people around him.

    Adrian and his family are deeply rooted in Harlem and love the diverse and wholesome community they live in. He is honored to have the opportunity to practice, learn and grow every week with the MH family. For him Meditation, Insight and Mindfulness are the means to a path towards liberation of the mind. He sees Practice, Self-Knowledge and Community as the pillars of wisdom and an awakened society; where empathy, compassion and understanding towards us and others are the components for a wholesome life.

    Yvette Leeper-Bueno

    Radical Hospitality Instructor

    Yvette Leeper-Bueno, a lifelong New Yorker with deep Harlem roots, is the visionary behind Vinatería – a cherished neighborhood wine bar and restaurant on historic Frederick Douglass Blvd. The restaurant emphasizes community and inclusivity, boasting Spanish and Italian seasonal dishes and an award-winning wine list recognized by Wine Spectator since 2017. Outside her restaurant ventures, Yvette is a James Beard Foundation Women Entrepreneurship Leadership graduate (2022) and holds credentials from Barnard College and Columbia Business School. She’s an executive board member for Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance and Mindful Harlem, where she also brings her meditation experience into the Radical Hospitality Program, dedicated to bring the works of Mindfulness into the service and hospitality business. Additionally, Yvette is part of Les Dames d’Escoffier NY, The Hospitality Alliance, and The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce.


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