Mudra Institute was founded by Craig Warren Smith and Greg Heffron in Bellingham, Washington in 2005.
One of the original Western teachers of Mudra Space Awareness trained by Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the early 1970s, over the decades, Craig Smith has trained hundreds of students in this direct and potent practice. He has taught primarily in North America and Asia. In 2004, he directed a 30-day deep retreat in Mudra Space Awareness at Karme Choling retreat center in Vermont.
Greg Heffron has taught primarily in North America and Europe, including the only weekly Mudra Space Awareness practice group in several decades, which gathered for 8 years in Bellingham, Washington. From this group, he trained two teachers: Zoey Moyle and Vicky Moyle.