SIY Certified Teachers

These teachers have completed the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute’s yearlong teacher training program

Alison Niederkorn

Alison Niederkorn

San Francisco, California USA
Ali Niederkorn has practiced and taught in the areas of mindfulness and leadership development throughout her career. She is a management consultant and a certified yoga instructor. After completing her studies at Northwestern University in Learning & Organizational Change, she went on to facilitate change and innovation both in consulting and design of learning for executive education programs. At Kellogg School of Management she offers mindful leadership courses and conducts research on the impact of mindfulness on creativity and collaboration. She combines her background in design of learning environments and her passion for spiritual growth in her classes.
Amy Sandler

Amy Sandler

Los Angeles, California USA

Amy is a caring and creative change agent with more than 20 years in senior roles in leadership and education organizations, including Vistage, YPO, UCLA and Aspen Education Group. A seasoned facilitator, speaker and coach, Amy is passionate about growth: yours, hers, and the companies and communities to which we all contribute. She holds an AB and MBA from Harvard University as well as an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. A certified SIY teacher as well as a mindfulness and breathwork meditation teacher, Amy has been on her own path of self-discovery for the past 20 years, including a set on stage at LA Comedy Store.

Barry Margerum

Barry Margerum

Silicon Valley, California USA
Barry Margerum has more than 30 years of executive level business experience in high technology companies. As the Chief Strategy Officer of Plantronics Inc., he introduced SIY to Plantronics in June 2012. Plantronics was the first company outside of Google to have a SIY class. He remains the executive sponsor and chief evangelist for embedding the elements of SIY into Plantronicsculture, and is currently teaching the SIY classes to PLT executives and associates around the world. Mr. Margerum holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Brandon Rennels

Brandon Rennels

San Francisco, California USA
Brandon is the Teacher Development Manager at SIYLI, where he supports the organization in cultivating world-class mindfulness teachers. Brandon has taught the SIY course to a variety of audiences, ranging from large investment firms, to manufacturing companies, to social workers.He is nourished by empowering leaders to align with their intention to show up fully at work and in their life. Prior to SIYLI he was a Senior Consultant for Oliver Wyman, a management consulting firm. He worked across industries on a range of strategic initiatives, focusing primarily on capability building and facilitating change within organizations.
Carmen Trevino

Carmen Trevino

Monterrey, N.L. Mexico
Carmen Trevino is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator by UCLA (2012) and a Search Inside YourselfCertified Teacher by SIYLI (2015). She has been studying and practicing meditation for over 15 years and has attended over 25 seminars and retreats. Carmen has studied contemplative practices with renown teachers from Asia, Europe, United States and Latin America. She founded CORE mindfulness (www.centrocore.mx) in 2013, and offers mindfulness based leadership trainings for companies and leaders, promoting wellness, attention and balance. Carmen also collaborates with other organizations that promote tools to cultivate the mind, like AtentaMente. She lives in Monterrey, Mexico.
Cory Muscara

Cory Muscara

Long Island, New York USA
Cory serves as faculty at Columbia Teachers College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches mindfulness and positive psychology. In 2012, he spent the better part of a year living as a Buddhist monk in Southeast Asia, extensively practicing and studying mindfulness meditation. Cory has a sincere passion for understanding what it means to live well, and how people and organizations can flourish. He currently works with businesses and organizations in New York City and Long Island, helping them to integrate mindfulness and positive psychology into their work. Learn more at: www.LImindfulness.com
Dana Pulley

Dana Pulley

Washington, DC USA
Dana is an accomplished leader, coach, facilitator and consultant who has learned first hand how mindful awareness enables you to lead and live in a more fulfilling way. She held various senior leadership positions in global consulting firms over her 25-year career and worked extensively across the US federal government. She is a long-term mindfulness practitioner and a frequent speaker and teacher on the topics of mindful leadership, embodied learning, and the intersection with neuroscience.
David Perls

David Perls

San Francisco, California USA
David is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher and a creativity catalyst. After spending the first half of his career in brand design and innovation strategy at eBay and Charles Schwab, David work today is focused on the intersection between mindfulness, employee engagement and performance. His clients include Facebook, Airbnb, Fitbit, Adobe, Intuit, Whole Foods Market, the San Francisco Giants, Stanford University, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Forest Service Department, as well as many tech start-ups. David is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at UCSF. David graduated from Penn with a degree in Economics and Psychology.
Ellen Wolfe

Ellen Wolfe

Sacramento, California USA
Ellen has been an engineer, systems thinker and energy policy advocate. She applies her mindfulness practice to helping clients bring their full capacities as human beings and leaders to their work and home lives. Ellen loves to bring new techniques and perspectives to technical environments so as to enhance one field and depth of view resulting in breakthrough levels of effectiveness and one quality of experience. She has a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and MSs in Technology and Policy and Management from MIT. Ellen delights in leading SIY programs to groups and working directly with individuals and organizations.
Eric Graham

Eric Graham

Fairfax, California USA
Eric brings a unique blend of corporate, psychological, and meditation experience to his training and coaching work. He has spent the last 10 years engaged in deep inner workin parallel with his professional life leading teams in web technology and now a partner with the management consulting firm HolacracyOne. He holds an MA in Integral Psychology, has been a student of the Diamond Approach work since 2007, and spent extended time in meditation and personal development retreats. Today he teaching mindfulness and emotional intelligence inside organizations through Inward Turn using the Search Inside Yourself curriculum.
Gayle Van Gils

Gayle Van Gils

St. Petersburg, Florida USA

Gayle has committed her life to the practice and communication of how to uncover and manifest the highest human good. Her caring style as an executive coach and trainer inspires joy, creativity and well-being in her clientslives and companies. As a senior mindfulness teacher, with an MBA from UCLA, Gayle combines her extensive meditation practice with her business background to help clients integrate mindfulness into their work environment. Gayle leads contemplative seminars on personal and societal transformation, and as an SIY certified teacher and a Barrett Transformation Tools Consultant brings the power of neuroscience and research for optimal results.

German Angulo

German Angulo

Mexico City, Mexico
German blends a long corporate experience as top leader, as entrepreneur, as mindfulness practitioner and as business consultant. He founded UNUIGO, an Organizational and Human Development consulting firm, specialized in Leadership and Strategy. He works with corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals in designing and implementing solutions for developing; leadership skills, emotional competencies, efficient communication, creativity, self-mastery and well being, among individuals and teams. Being a certified SIY teacher German is bringing to his clients an integral program that incorporates these features.
Heather Jelks

Heather Jelks

Washington, DC USA
Heather is the President of Nautilus Coaching & Consulting, LLC, an executive coaching and consulting company dedicated to the development of masterful leaders. Heather trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and has a graduate degree in organization development as well as somatic and leadership coach certifications. An avid runner and meditation practitioner, she introduces her clients to mindfulness concepts and best practices that deepen resilience, wisdom, and well-being. She recently co-authored the book, Missing Conversations: 9 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves, and is passionate about championing mindful leadership as a Search Inside Yourself Certified teacher.
Heather Wray-Isquierdo

Heather Wray-Isquierdo

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Heather Wray-Isquierdo has over 20 yearsexperience in the field of leadership development as an executive coach, talent management consultant and sought after group facilitator. Clients describe Heather approach as insightful, challenging and rigorous. She is direct, compassionate, and passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and develop into more authentic, inspired and balanced leaders. She is sought out for her expertise in design thinking, leadership presence, mindfulness, and leading change.
Hemant Bhanoo

Hemant Bhanoo

Palo Alto, California USA
Hemant is an engineer, entrepreneur, investor, and adventurer. He has engineered at Amazon, Google and a startup, entrepreneured a few startups, and invested in several others. He quit his job in early 2015 to adventure the West Coast in an 88 VW campervan with his wife and two kids. Hemant started meditating at a young age but only developed a regular meditation practice in the last decade. Whilst at google he was lucky enough to facilitate SIY for coworkers in Tokyo, Dublin, London, and Mountain View, which was the most rewarding thing he ever done. He hopes to continue touching hearts and minds through SIYLI.
Hooria Jazaieri

Hooria Jazaieri

San Jose, California, USA
As a licensed psychotherapist, scientist, teacher, and founder of Outlook Counseling & Consulting, Hooria is passionate about teaching mindfulness and compassion to individuals, corporations, and teams. Hooria research at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley in the areas of mindfulness, compassion, emotion, and emotion regulation has been published in leading academic journals in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. In addition to being a certified SIY teacher, Hooria is a certified compassion meditation teacher through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University and is an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University.
Jo Burrows

Jo Burrows

Pacifica, California USA
Jo is a clinician (MFT), business coach and coordinator of an outpatient program at Sutter Health Hospital. She has taught mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for over 15 years. In her private practice in SF and in workshops to organizations, Jo helps individuals and business professionals learn how to communicate effectively, manage conflicts and stress, embrace creative leadership and find the transformational potential in difficult times. Using creative experiential/body based and active theater exercises, sessions are applicable, dynamic and alive. Jo is influenced and informed by neuroscience, leadership and organizational development, is a longstanding Buddhist meditator and is working on publishing two books.
Joe Burton

Joe Burton

San Francisco, California USA
Joe Burton is the Founder & CEO of Whil Concepts, Inc., the leader in digital mindfulness training. Prior to founding Whil, he was an entrepreneur in the digital health & wellness and social & digital media spaces and global COO of two of the largest agency networks in the world. He a board advisor to a number of technology startups as well as not-for-profits including Refresh, Mindful Magazine, Holistic Life Foundation, iBme, and Anonymousgood.org. He was inducted into the Boys & Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame for his work in creating their Be Greatcampaign.
Joel Villaseca

Joel Villaseca

New York, New York USA
Joel is a lawyer at the United Nations. He has lived and worked all over the world, including New York, Boston, Jerusalem, Geneva, and Manila. Before his career in international development, Joel was a senior associate at a New York law firm doing banking and finance. Mindfulness has been transformative in his life which is the reason why he wants to share it with the world through SIY.
John Parsons

John Parsons

Irvine, California USA
An Army Brat, John was born in Japan and was raised there and in Paris, along with the United States. His BA is from Bowdoin and his MS is from Rensselaer. His early career was as a laborer and bartender. Thereafter he migrated from Advertising (creative director in San Francisco and agency owner on Martha Vineyard), to banking and ultimately, to credit unions where he has been a CEO, COO and EVP. For the past 24 years, in addition to working inside credit unions, he has led a national consulting firm, Cooperative Strategies which specializes in Planning & Performance, Collaborative Solutions and cuGUIDE (Search Inside Yourself). He is a 40 year meditator and the proud father of two children.
Joseph Croskey

Joseph Croskey

Clarion, Pennsylvania USA
Over his 20 years of public service, Joseph has explored the art of leadership and how people can effectively help others to share their gifts with the world. Joseph works with students, individuals, educators, teams and organizations to implement mindfulness, emotional intelligence, compassionate communication and innovation programs. He is jubilant to be part of the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) teacher network and to be able to contribute to developing wise and compassionate leaders worldwide.
Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy

Plainfield, New Jersey USA
Julie career has spanned practicing law, consulting to Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit management with a focus on leadership, culture and strategy. With a 22 year meditation practice and experimenting with bringing mindfulness into the workplace, she has seen how helping people become more present positively impacts engagement, well-being, relationships as well as the quality of work. Through teaching, coaching, and consulting, Julie is passionate about the intersection between mindfulness, leadership and culture and deeply committed to helping organizations and employees learn and grow.
Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys

Boulder, Colorado USA
Kelly Boys is a corporate mindfulness trainer for Whil and is the former Director of Expand teacher training at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. She has worked extensively in the field of trauma sensitive mindfulness, and pioneered a mindfulness course at San Quentin State Prison for incarcerated veterans. She also has experience in facilitator training and leadership development, has taught SIY at Google, and has taken teams in crisis on retreat to work with rebuilding trust and establishing empathy and insight.
Kim Trahan

Kim Trahan

Somerset, New Jersey USA
Kim Trahan, PhD, LPC has over 20 years experience helping individuals to manage their careers, perform optimally, and lead effectively. Her accomplished career includes serving as an administrator, educator, consultant, coach and licensed professional counselor. In addition to her private practice, she develops and teaches undergraduate leadership courses at Rutgers University. Her consulting has included teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses in corporations. Her passion and research interest is the application of mindfulness in leadership to enable leaders to engage skillfully to meet the complex demands of work and enhance their leadership effectiveness. Kim is a long-term practitioner of mindfulness.
Larry Yermack

Larry Yermack

San Francisco, California USA
Over a 4 decade career, I have managed large public agencies, ran a world-wide consulting practice and was president of a transportation technology engineering company. In the not for profit world Ie been on many boards and chaired several. I feel that I was able to make real contributions. In 2001 I started a personal mindfulness practice and that led to my teaching mindfulness meditation. I bring to this work a deep understanding of how people function in organizations and a desire to help them to work and feel better.
Larry Ward

Larry Ward

Seattle, Washington USA
Dharma Teacher with Thich Nhat Hanh. A Phd in Buddhism research focused on brain plasticity and meditation. A Global citizen, experienced in living and working in corporate consulting, socio-economic development and personal coaching.
Laurie Cameron

Laurie Cameron

Chevy Chase, Maryland USA
For 25 years, Laurie work and passion is about how humans learn, change and flourish. An accomplished leader, corporate executive, consultant, certified coach and SIY Teacher, Laurie bridges contemplative neuroscience with the latest in leadership development. She works with global companies, universities and schools to align teams, transform cultures and create breakthrough individual growth. Laurie is a frequent speaker on Mindful Leadership and Centered Communication. Formerly with Accenture, Laurie has lived and worked in Europe and Brazil. She has authored Mindful Strategic Change in The Neuroscience of Learning and Development, 2015, Stylus.
Lori Schwanbeck

Lori Schwanbeck

San Francisco, California USA
Lori has been teaching SIY internationally for the past three years to diverse clients in: technology, professional sports, manufacturing, retail, education, and humanitarian organizations. In addition to teaching SIY, she is a mindfulness based psychotherapist dedicated to helping people create lives of meaning and well-being. Lori coaches individuals seeking to increase their level of social and emotional intelligence in their professional and personal lives. Lori understands the challenges and opportunities of bringing secular mindfulness into various work environments as she draws upon her background in marketing for multi-national companies and small businesses. Lori practice is supported by time in nature.
Marc Roudebush

Marc Roudebush

Brookline, Massachusetts USA
Marc has 20 years experience applying Organizational Learning and Leadership skills in the workplace, as a coach and senior executive. In addition to 10 years management experience in director and senior executive roles, Marc brings 8 years of full-time experience as an executive coach, trainer, and consultant to mid- and senior-level leaders in companies like Google, Shell, Bacardi, Citi and Cisco. His specialty is helping leaders develop the self-knowledge to be Decisive Learners. Marc has practiced martial arts and meditation since 1989. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and three children.
Marie Jeanne Juilland

Marie Jeanne Juilland

San Francisco, California USA
I am passionate about teaching leaders and teams from millennials to boomers how to maximize performance and presence in the face of chaos, ambiguity and stress so common to corporate change and rapid growth. I am known for my dynamic yet compassionate teaching and speaking style, and my ability to quickly identify core issues and create customized offerings that truly support my clients. I bring to my work a rich background that combines years in leadership, international executive communications and a decade as a national business journalist. I teach the SIY program, create customized trainings, do keynote speaking, and work 1-on-1 coaching individual leaders.
Mark Levine

Mark Levine

San Rafael, California USA
Mark Levine M.D. is founder and CEO of Community Psychiatry, a psychiatry practice with 22 offices throughout Northern California. The practice sees one thousand new patients per month. He completed his residency in psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center, is board certified and has been practicing adult psychiatry since 1981. Dr. Levine has trained and taught extensively in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Levine has over 30 years of experience working with both the psychological and business challenges which face executives and managers. He has worked extensively with both individuals and teams to enhance performance and well-being.
Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D.

Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D.

Del Mar, California USA
Mario Galarreta

Mario Galarreta

San Francisco, California USA
Mario is a physician, a neuroscientist and a filmmaker. After almost 20 years studying the brain, Mario joined Google in 2009, where his passion for mindfulness drove him to become a lead of the Search Inside Yourself team in People Development. Mario teaches SIY regularly at Google offices around the world, and supports SIYLI as an SIY Teacher Training Faculty. He holds an M.D. (Neurology), a Ph.D. (Neuroscience) and an MFA in Cinema.
Marlena deCarion

Marlena deCarion

San Francisco, California USA
Marlena deCarion, CPCC, PCC, is passionate about helping people awaken to their truest self and live their full potential. Bringing 20 years of personal and professional experience in human development and transformational learning, she is a skilled mindfulness teacher, executive coach and is a Senior Faculty member at The Coaches Training Institute. Marlena has in depth studies of Theravadan Buddhism, non-dual practices, Somatic Experiencing and is a student of the Diamond Approach. She is a Certified SIY teacher and a Certified Community Dharma Leader from Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She has taught Mindfulness classes at San Francisco Insight, Genentech, Airbnb and Dominican University.
Matt Schnuck

Matt Schnuck

Palo Alto, California USA
Matt is an Entrepreneur, Advisor and SIY teacher. Currently CEO and Co-Founder at Shortlist, a start up working to match talent with opportunity in emerging markets. Previously Entrepreneur in Residence at Accion Venture Lab, an investment initiative that supports the world most innovative financial inclusion startups. Founder of 4 businesses, including TrouvMedia, a company that built Internet marketing technology and software for leading financial services companies in the US. Bootstrapped Trouvand led it from inception to its sale to Bankrate, Inc. Graduated from Amherst College and based in Palo Alto, CA.
Michelle Maldonado

Michelle Maldonado

Washington, DC USA
Michelle is a former attorney, turned business leader with more than two decades of experience across the nonprofit, legal, online media and online learning communities. She brings compassion and wisdom cultivated from her professional experience and over 30 years of meditation practice to her work with teams and organizations to help them lead with focus, resiliency and sustainability. Michelle is passionate about transformation and growth and avidly reflects this in her keynotes, workshops and writings. A graduate of Barnard College and George Washington University Law School, she is co-founder of the Northern Virginia Conscious Business Alliance and has received Top Corporate Leader & Woman of the Year awards.
Oli Mittermaier

Oli Mittermaier

Corte Madera, California USA
Over his 20-year entrepreneurial career, Oli has been exploring the role of technology as a mechanism to help deepen intra and inter-personal human connections. As CEO and founder of the Experiential Leadership Initiative (EXLI.org) he works with corporations, teams and individuals to implement mindfulness, emotional intelligence and compassionate communication programs. He is thrilled to be part of the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) teacher network and to be able to contribute this beautiful and impactful program to the world.
Paul Mentag

Paul Mentag

Freeport, Maine USA
Paul is the Principal of Mentag Company Inc., and has worked in the field of team and organizational development for 32 years. He brings a wealth of experience, practicality to his engagement with global clients and teams. His focus is primarily on the effectiveness of executive teams and business groups enhancing their capacity for an emotionally intelligent approach to business challenges. He is also a long-term contributor to executive education programs at top business schools in Boston and France through Garnet Consulting, Inc. Paul teaches mindfulness and the development of emotional intelligence through the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) leadership program.
Peter Bostelmann

Peter Bostelmann

San Francisco, California USA
Peter Bostelmann is the Founder and Director of SAP Global Mindfulness Practice. SAP is the world largest provider of business software with over 290,000 customers and 75,000 employees. Under Peter leadership, mindfulness-based trainings and support structures for lasting impact have been piloted and refined, and they are being rolled out to all SAP employees. Instrumental for the success of this Global Mindfulness Practice is the passionate community of local mindfulness teachers and volunteers he initiated at SAP. Peter is also an executive coach and trained as an industrial engineer. He brings more than 20 years of international business experience to his current efforts to bring mindfulness programs to scale.
Quentin Finney

Quentin Finney

Boulder, Colorado USA
Quentin Finney is a conscious leader and change agent, especially focused on improving the ways people mindfully connect with themselves and one another. In the tech sector since 1999, he held various consulting, sales and leadership roles with Google, EMC, Northrop Grumman IT, and four start-ups. A former Marine officer with graduate studies in Authentic Leadership, Quentin currently serves on the board of directors for Veteran Path, a non-profit focused on providing mindfulness-based transition support for veterans as they rejoin the civilian world and uncover new paths of service.
Rajinder Gandhi

Rajinder Gandhi

Saddle River, New Jersey USA
Dr. Rajinder P Gandhi has been an attending Pediatric Surgeon at The Valley Hospital in New Jersey, for over 30 years. He is retired Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He finished his teacher training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at University of Massachusetts. Dr. Gandhi has been listed as one of the best Physicians in New York and New Jersey by New York Magazine for the last 15 years. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Dharma Academy of North America. He was recently honored for his lifetime service to Arya Pratinidhi Sabha North America.
Richard Caballero

Richard Caballero

San Francisco, California USA
Rich has over 15 years of experience leading the development of innovative business software at Oracle, salesforce.com and SAP. Rich shares his passion for mindfulness with his co-workers and his community. He has taught numerous SIY courses internationally and serves as a teacher and mentor with SAP Global Mindfulness Practice. He teaches mindfulness to children and is working to make mindfulness part of the standard school curriculum. In addition to a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, he has an MSEE from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Chender

Robert Chender

New York, New York USA
Robert Chender has been a mindfulness teacher for over 30 years, leading mindfulness classes and retreats both in the US and abroad. A lawyer and former hedge fund senior executive, he is a core faculty member for the 2016 Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training program in California, and is the founder and director of the Mindfulness in Law Group of the New York City Bar Association. Robert frequently speaks at law firms, investment managers, corporations, and non-profits about the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. He graduated from Vassar College and the NYU School of Law.
Samuel Javelosa

Samuel Javelosa

Phoenix, Arizona USA
Sam brings mindfulness to the workplace with passion and joy through coaching, leadership and organization development. He brings insight and wisdom from having worked in key leader roles for over 30 years in diverse organizations including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, the U.S. Peace Corps, oil and gas, consumer, and working for justice and peace. He has successfully launched mindfulness with engineers, lawyers, executives, human resource and operations leaders. He has a Master in Management and a Bachelor in Philosophy. As a certified SIY teacher, he will consult with organizations on how best to integrate mindfulness into your business, organization strategy, and culture.
Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo

Oakland, California USA
Sean Fargo is a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, executive consultant, Director of Mindfulness Program Development for WellBrain, and certified Integral Coach. He is also Founder of http://MindfulnessExercises.com, a free online resource of more than 750 mindfulness exercises. Sean is passionate about bringing the practices and benefits of mindfulness and meditation into daily life.
Shalini Bahl, PhD

Shalini Bahl, PhD

Amherst, Massachusetts USA

An advocate of mindfulness in business, higher ed and society, Shalini designs and leads courses to develop the clarity, non-reactivity and resilience needed for sustainable growth and innovation. She has the ability to deeply listen to clients and customize trainings to yield the maximum benefits of mindfulness. A decade of mindfulness practice, international business experience and a doctorate degree in business, lends a deep knowledge base and authenticity to her teaching style that has been described as inspiring and transformative. She received professional training from the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

Shannon Jordan

Shannon Jordan

San Diego, California USA
Shannon Jordan, M.A., has spent 20+ years helping individuals experience greater levels of engagement and well-being in their professional lives. She launched an integrated mindfulness initiative at Qualcomm, which includes MBSR classes, a Career Mindfulness Labs series for technical talent, QMeditates, an employee-driven lunchtime initiative, and Search Inside Yourself programming for engineering leadership. She has experienced first-hand how mindfulness practices can positively impact individual resilience, productivity, innovation, team dynamics and cultural change. Shannon has trained with the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, holds a BA in Business, an MA in Counseling Psychology, and is a National Certified Counselor and Board Certified Coach.
Tina DeSalvo

Tina DeSalvo

San Francisco, California USA
Tina works with organizations and teams to leverage their collective intelligence by increasing self and other awareness. Using mindfulness, emotional intelligence, systems thinking, Jungian psychology and container building, Tina works in partnership with clients to design not only conversations, but meetings & and engagement plans that allow people to be authentic. By safely allowing for authenticity, candor and vulnerability in an organization, we can make visible the patterns that get in the way of living our potential. Working with CEO and Executives to increase the quality of their presence, she also works with their organizations to cultivate a more intentional and mindful culture.
Tom Callanan

Tom Callanan

Santa Cruz, California USA
Tom Callanan has been a student and teacher of mindfulness practices for over 40 years, with a focus on attention training toward optimal performance. For 16 years, Tom was senior program officer at the Fetzer Institute, the foundation responsible for funding the earliest research in emotional intelligence, contemplative neuroscience, flow states, and collective intelligence. Tom now directs Wisdom FundersNetwork, an affinity group of 200 foundation executives and non-profit leaders dedicated to personal and social change. An expert in collective intelligence, Tom is co-author of The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly.He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Tovi Scruggs

Tovi Scruggs

Oakland, California USA
Tovi is a seasoned educational leader with over 25 years of mindfulness experience. Inspiring deep conscious change, personal growth, and creativity are her specialties. She works with the movers, shakers, and difference-makers who are ready to optimize performance and well-being, leading to greater innovation and results both personally and professionally. In addition to being a published author, Tovi is the founder of Ticiss Inc, delivering leadership and lifestyle coaching and workshops to schools and organizations with a focus on vision-building, culture/climate, equity, mindfulness, and leadership development.
Uri Kugel

Uri Kugel

San Diego, California USA
Uri has spent the last ten years treating patients with mental illness, mentoring executives, and facilitating groups in mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Previously, Uri spent ten years in the IT industry, managing technical teams and consulting in Europe and the U.S. Uri is a researcher with several chapters published on psychotherapy and courage, and has a passion for integrating the lessons of mindfulness into modern psychology and business. Uri holds a Master degree in psychology from Leiden University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University. He has traveled the world extensively, living in Asia and Europe.
Vanda Marlow

Vanda Marlow

San Francisco, California USA
Before becoming a coach Vanda gained many years experience working with Board level executives as CEO of a leading London communications agency. She excels at working with mission-driven leaders to grow themselves, their teams and sustainable businesses. Vanda work is informed by six years working with the dying at Zen Hospice San Francisco, and years of study with some of the leading teachers in the Human Potential movement. Her current passion is applying mindfulness-based practices to develop wise and compassionate leaders. She lives on a houseboat on San Francisco Bay.
Viveka Ramel

Viveka Ramel

San Francisco, California USA
Viveka is a licensed clinical psychologist who draws from more than 20 years of research, teaching and clinical service in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and meditation. Born and raised in Sweden, she lived and studied in France and India before moving to the U.S. and obtaining her doctoral degree in 2005. Following postdoctoral research at Stanford University, Viveka opened her company Sevitar in the heart of San Francisco where she works with individuals, couples and groups offering psychotherapy, consultation, and education that integrate knowledge and wisdom from scientific, humanistic, and contemplative traditions.
Andreas Mohr

Andreas Mohr

Heidelberg, Germany

Andreas is passionate about seeing everybody individual strengths and fostering personal growth especially when people struggle with challenges or fail in life. Andreas has 20+ years experience in technical, business and HR roles at SAP. Currently his people supporting engagement is threefold: as senior business coach for employees and executives, as companion during transformation processes, and as teacher for several soft skill trainings. He is active as an SIY trainer globally and highly engaged as as a teacher and mentor with SAP Global Mindfulness Practice.

Angelika von der Assen

Angelika von der Assen

Switzerland, Zrich

Angelika is passionate for enabling leaders to master the challenges of today dynamic and complex organizations by training them to be emotionally intelligent through mindfulness practices backed by science. Besides her role as Head of Management Development at Switzerland biggest energy supplier, she is excited to offer SIY to leading businesses worldwide as an independent consultant. Clients say she is a trusted coach and sparring partner to her participants of all management levels. She has a proven record in customized design and delivery of high-impact corporate leadership programs.

Anne-Sophie Pastel Dubanton

Anne-Sophie Pastel Dubanton

Lisbon, Portugal
Anne-Sophie is an entrepreneur and former CEO of AuFeminin.com, the European leading online women magazine. She has developed a passion for mindfulness-based approaches in her management style and trainings. She teaches both individuals and organizations and is committed to supporting the development of mindfulness as a personal and professional skill. As a SIY teacher she hopes to make mindfulness, EI and neuroscience more mainstream so many people can enjoy its benefits.
Barbara Riedenbauer

Barbara Riedenbauer

Vienna, Austria
Barbara is a management consultant on organizational transformations & a certified coach on leadership development. Her passion is to support individuals to unfold their potential and to support cooperations to develop cultures that foster employees to flourish and best contribute to the success of the company. In her work, she integrates state-of-the-art leadership approaches with mindfulness techniques, the latest developments in neuroscience and research on emotional intelligence. Her prior work experience in an international packaging and paper company gives her credibility and a deep understanding of how corporations work. Barbara is driven by the belief that everybody can excel.
Bruce Greenhalgh

Bruce Greenhalgh

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Bruce has supported and trained managers internationally at all levels in global organisations for over thirty years. He is a certified mindfulness teacher by Bangor University, a psychotherapist and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. He has presented and trained in a diverse range of organisations from NGO to Corporations such as Accenture, HSBC, BT and Microsoft. His passion is helping individuals grow, develop and optimise, and in particular incorporating mindfulness into well-being, leadership, development and change programs.
Deiric McCann

Deiric McCann

Dublin, Ireland
I am Executive Vice President for Profiles International European and SE Asian operations. I have written 4 books: Winning Business Proposals, The Customer Continuum, The Business Bathroom Bible, and most recently Leadership Charisma. I also co-authored 40 Strategies for Winning Business. In 2012 I completed a one-year intensive post-grad Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching with Smurfit Business School (UCD), graduating with distinction and formalizing my years of on the jobcoaching experience. Every day I blend my years of experience driving sales in a multinational organisation, and my coaching qualifications & experience, with the principles of SIYLI to improve engagement and bottom line results.
Diogo Rolo

Diogo Rolo

Porto, Portugal
Following an initial academic training in economics and 6 years of work experience in investment banking, Diogo Rolo redirected his career towards translating and presenting contemplative practices in the workplace. Working in high stress / high performance organizations, both one-on-one and with groups, his work focuses in three key areas: increasing resilience levels, implementing lasting change processes and developing leadership skills. All these approaches imply foundational work on attention training, aimed at increasing awareness over the inner workings of our minds, the key component of how we process all our experiences.
Enrique Escauriaza

Enrique Escauriaza

Barcelona, Spain
Enrique is an Executive Coach and an expert in business leadership, advising diverse financial entities and law firms. He has been practicing and teaching mindfulness techniques for more than 12 years (vipassana, vedanta and MBSR). He has a Bachelor Degree in Law by Deusto, an MBA by IESE, and he has developed his professional career as a consultant in Twinning Inversiones, in Nexe.com and currently in Mindfulmanagement.es.
Gabriele Andler

Gabriele Andler

Saarbrcken, Germany

Gabriele is the founder of an Institute for Yoga and Mindfulness in Germany and works internationally as an executive coach and trainer. For the majority of her 24-years at SAP, she was a Global Consulting Director in Retail and personally understands the challenges of corporate environments. Her long-standing mindfulness practice has helped her lead herself and teams through an increasingly complex and fast-changing world. Gabriele is passionate about establishing mindfulness as a facilitator in the corporate world to increase well-being, success and leadership. She has taught numerous SIY-courses internationally and serves as a teacher and mentor with SAP Global Mindfulness Practice.

Guenther Panke

Guenther Panke

Stuttgart, Germany
Guenther is the founder of the Mindful Leadership Institute in Germany. He is a life-long meditator, a certified MBSR teacher as well as a certified SIYI teacher. Guenther has an extensive entrepreneurial track record and over the past two decades has successfully founded and run 7 companies ranging from educational to real estate fields. In his capacity as founder of the Mindful Leadership Institute, Guenther seeks to provide mindfulness-based emotional intelligence trainings to individuals, teams and companies.
Gunnar Michanek

Gunnar Michanek

Stockholm, Sweden
Gunnar is a life-long meditator and has extensive experience as a teacher for leadership development through Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence. In this capacity he has trained awareness techniques in hundred of companies, at the Swedish Parliament and has run training programs for Mindfulness instructors. Gunnar is also a film and TV producer and is the founder of Mindfulnessgruppen and Minds Unlimited.
Holly Niemela

Holly Niemela

Paris, France
With 25+ years of meditation and yoga practice and teaching, Holly is an Optimal Being Advocate, guiding others to be in the zone, to flow and thrive with peace of mind and good health. Holly brings to companies efficient and effective awareness-based tools to learn how to flourish in our digital, fast-paced life to become empowered, concentrated, confident and authentic. Finnish-American, living in France for 28 years, Holly has a good grasp of both the anglo-saxon and european way of being in a business environment.
Jakob Brix

Jakob Brix

Copenhagen, Denmark
Jakob has many years of experience in creating personal development through Mindfulness, both as Head Coach in Heart&Mind and in different leadership positions within Danish IT-companies. Originally a Computer Scientist turned Marketing turned Mindfulness trainer, Jakob holds a MBA from Henley Business School, a B.Sc. from Copenhagen University as well as being a certified PathFinder and SIY Teacher. His passion is helping leaders develop open, creative and compassionate leadership, to reach their highest potential as humans and leaders through training in emotional intelligence and mindfulness.
Joakim Eriksson

Joakim Eriksson

Copenhagen, Denmark
Joakim is an experienced management consultant and has held a wide array of leadership positions in large organizations. From his experience with leadership development and change management in private and public organizations, he knows how crucial such areas as focus, self-awareness and compassion are to make leaders and organizations thrive. Joakim is a long-time meditator and practitioner of martial arts, and has a personal mission to bring the benefits of emotional intelligence and mindfulness into organizational settings.
Jose Antonio Aguilar

Jose Antonio Aguilar

Barcelona, Spain
Jose Antonio Aguilar is an SIY Certified Teacher and MBSR Instructor. He has more that 20 years of experience in the practice of yoga and meditation. He holds a Ingeniero de Telecomunicacin degree from the UPC (Barcelona, Spain) and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (USA). He worked as a Product Engineer for AT&T Microelectronics in an semiconductor fabrication plant in Madrid (Spain). Currently, he lives in Barcelona, and his professional activity is mostly focused in expanding the Search Inside Yourself program in Spain.
Lydia Kan

Lydia Kan

London, United Kingdom
Lydia Kan is dedicated to developing entrepreneurs, and corporate and social enterprise leaders who want to create a better world. She is a values-led Master executive coach, lecturer and strategy consultant for world class companies, business schools and learning centers, like the Esalen Institute. A recent TEDX Queenstown New Zealand speaker, Lydia believes there enough money and resources available in the world to solve most societal issues. The questions and challenges that concern her are allocation, fairness and living with compassion.
Markus Wittwer

Markus Wittwer

Hamburg, Germany
Markus believes that a radically new way of working is possible in organizations. In this new way organizations are skillfully serving delighted customers while having happy employees and taking care of the organizationsneeds for sustainability. Doing this the capacity to wisely interact with a rapidly changing and complex world increases immensely. He brings 15 years experience of coaching and training (mostly) IT companies or departments in making this shift. His toolbox is filled with tools for supporting change and helping the individual to flourish (eg. SIY, Theory U, Nonviolent Communication, Agile/Lean).
Markus Zeh

Markus Zeh

Tbingen, Germany
Markus has been a mindfulness teacher for the past 8 years. He offers MBSR classes and other mindfulness based trainings in several large scale organizations as well as trainings specifically for doctors and teachers in Germany and beyond. As a qualified musical teacher and pianist he integrates his skill-sets to bring mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence together with a sense of ease, joy and wellbeing to support and nourish his clients.
Miranda van Schadewijk

Miranda van Schadewijk

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Miranda graduated in 2012 with a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam focusing on mindfulness and community building. After her studies Miranda worked internationally creating co-learning events on topics such as Gross National Happiness in Bhutan, Economics of Happiness in Germany, Emotional Intelligence and Motivation in Vietnam and Permaculture and Right Livelihood in France. She has a special love for bringing awareness and compassion to the workplace and working with young professionals. She has been studying the practice of mindfulness since 2007 with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh spending extensive periods his the meditation practice center Plum Village.
Mounira Latrache

Mounira Latrache

Berlin, Germany

Mounira is founder of Connected Business a company that focusses on creating community and supporting business people to bring compassion and mindfulness into their work life. She has taught Search Inside Yourself at Google around the world. Her vision is to find a way to work that includes the diversity and passion of the whole person. Before launching Connected Business, Mounira lead the YouTube Space Berlin and YouTube PR at Google. Mounira has 15+ years management experience leading international brands like Red Bull & BMW. She is also a business coach, Forrest Yoga teacher and facilitates mindful leadership trainings across the world. See: connected-b.com

Robert Bridgeman

Robert Bridgeman

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Robert Bridgeman is an explorer of human potential. He co-founded Bridgeman, an institute that works with public & corporate programs to help each individual achieve his or her potential. Robert studied meditation for several years in countries like Nepal and Vietnam. He is the author of four books and a professional speaker. Robert practices what he preaches; to demonstrate the power of human potential, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 48 hours, dressed in shorts at -20 degrees Celsius. He works with organizations worldwide and loves to combine cutting edge mindfulness and meditation techniques to train emotional intelligence and mental strength.
Sean M Kelly

Sean M Kelly

Dublin, Ireland
Sean is an international expert on how to use more of our minds potential. With over twenty years experience, delivering training to global organisations, his clients include PwC, European Investment Bank, KPMG, State Street Bank, Microsoft and the European Commission. Sean is a qualified yoga instructor, meditation teacher, Master Practitioner in NLP and has been practicing meditation for over 20 years. He regularly takes part in the World Memory Championships has been ranked in the top 10 in the world, is an accomplished musician, Ironman triathlete and has authored a number books.
Simone Heijhoff

Simone Heijhoff

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Simone trains in mindfulness, leadership and development of teams and organizations. She works with individuals in coaching programs to optimize both business and private life. I feel passion for what I do. There is so much beauty and pleasure in working with people and making connection. Connection with ourselves, with each other and with what is most important to us. When we get to understand ourselves better and operate from our why, the calm and creativity that arises is often amazing Simone is also certified in the WHM-method (the iceman), loves nature and traveling.
Svea Astrid von Hehn

Svea Astrid von Hehn

Berlin, Germany
Dr. Svea von Hehn has been working internationally since 1998 as management consultant on organizational transformations & personal development (e.g., in Europe, the US, China, Middle East) for private & social sector clients. Among others, she worked for 4 years for McKinsey & Company. She has a PhD and diploma in psychology, is certified systemic coach and SIY-teacher. Svea is author on mindfulness & leadership. For her social involvement she was honoured by Chancellor Merkel. Since 1994 she practices mindfulness and is trained by different teachers. Since 2012 she is co-CEO of Return on Meaning GmbH (www.returnonmeaning.com). She speaks German and English fluently.
Torsten Simon

Torsten Simon

Heidelberg, Germany

Torsten's passion is to sprout seeds of awareness and ignite personal transformation in others. He offers coaching services and facilitates mindfulness experiences. Beyond each person's individual growth, he is optimistic about supporting a cultural evolution towards more effective and nourishing collaboration. Torsten has been working at SAP for 16 years. He is currently the project lead in an international team and has vast experience with the dynamics of the corporate world. Living his purpose, he is active as an SIY trainer globally and is engaged as a teacher and mentor with SAP's Global Mindfulness Practice.

Urte Thoelke

Urte Thoelke

Walldorf, Germany
Urte has been a business economist at SAP for the last 18 years. Given this history she was able to experience constant change, complexity and difficulties inherent to the system of most large corporations in today working environment. A regular mindfulness practice enables her to experience it as a constant opportunity for growth and flourishing. She serves as a teacher and mentor with SAP Global Mindfulness Practice. Colleagues are invited to integrate mindfulness into their work and life emphasizing the human factor as the key focus to look at when shaping the future of work and business success.
Vasco Gaspar

Vasco Gaspar

Lisbon, Portugal

Vasco Gaspar believes that a new world is possible in organizations, where wise and compassionate leaders are really able to lead from the future as it emerges as well as to inspire people to flourish into their highest human potential, igniting a real (r)evolution in teams and organizations. With a toolbox filled with cutting-edge awareness-based technologies (e.g. SIY, Theory-U/Presencing, Element-B) his dream is to co-create that future, something he has been doing in the last 12 years at several organizations around the world as a Facilitator and with the general public as a Social Entrepreneur.

Craig Davis

Craig Davis

Sydney, Australia

Hello, I'm Craig. I spent much of my professional life as an entrepreneur and creative leader in the global advertising industry. I lived and worked all over the world, got paid big bucks and won tons of awards (my mum was very proud), but it didn't make me happy. So I charted a fresh course to integrate all the things that I love: creativity, teaching, speaking, innovation and entrepreneurialism in news ways. Teaching SIY is a pure joy and I've had the pleasure to bring the programme to Google Australia and Macquarie Bank already. And when I'm not teaching or speaking, I'm busy walking the talk in my own digital ventures.

Eiji Han Shimizu

Eiji Han Shimizu

Yokohama, Japan
Eiji is a multi-award winning media producer, focusing on the subject of happiness. For the last 10 years, he has collaborated with leading neuroscientists, psychologists, and spiritual leaders to spread empirically proven practices to enhance wellbeing. With a media production background, Eiji focus is to make important yet difficult theories into something accessible, relatable and even entertaining to the general audience. He is from Japan, based in Bali, and travels around the world to teach happiness and mindfulness courses. Eiji is also certified in Cultivating Emotional Balance, OSHO meditation, Positive Psychology from UPenn, and MBA from University of Miami.
Heather Dawson

Heather Dawson

Sydney, Australia
A native of the Midwest in the United States, Heather has spent the last 20 years living and working around the world as a senior executive in the fast-moving financial and professional services industries in the US, Australia and New Zealand. As a business leader, coach and active member of Conscious Capitalism Australia, she is passionate about business for a higher purpose and building performance cultures where people thrive.
Heyoung Ahn

Heyoung Ahn

Seoul, South Korea

As a Center for Mindfulness-certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and Executive Director for the MBSR Center for Korea, Heyoung Ahn is committed to spreading MBSR and Search Inside Yourself (SIY) to South Korea. In Heyoung's heart lies a vision that the seed of mindfulness will eventually bloom to benefit all of us. Heyoung is on the faculty of Seoul Graduate School of Buddhism, teaching mind-body healing education. He received an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, majoring in Adult Learning and Leadership. Heyoung is married with two children.

Jo Wagstaff

Jo Wagstaff

Sydney, Australia
Jo is an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Speaker specializing in developing mindful and authentic leaders and creating compassionate and engaged cultures. Having previously spent 20years in the Financial Services sector, holding senior leadership roles, in addition to her coaching credentials, psychotherapy study and SIY Accreditation, she has the tool box, experience & curiosity of an exceptional coach, mentor, facilitator & speaker. Jo believes it is a privilege and a great responsibility to be a leader the responsibility being to lead with mindful wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all those who we lead and for all humanity.
Jungeun You

Jungeun You

Seoul, South Korea

At a young age June began wondering whether there was a way to make people happier. To her, most Korean people looked unhappy and stressful especially at work. To look for an answer, she had worked as a HR consultant for almost a decade trying to fix problems in organizations after majoring in Personnel Management at University of Warwick. She soon realized that nothing could be changed unless people in organizations transform themselves. She has implemented SIY in Korea since 2013. As an Organizational Psychology researcher at Seoul National University, she is interested in the impacts of the SIY program on employees' creativity and empathy.

KarKheng Yeoh, DPhil

KarKheng Yeoh, DPhil

Penang, Malaysia

KarKheng has great passion to bring SIY and Mindfulness to Asia. His unique combinations of the Western education background (he earned a doctorate degree in Chemistry from Oxford and completed a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) training at Oxford Mindfulness Center), Multi-Lingual and Cultural upbringing (he speaks Chinese, English and Malay and is currently a senior lecturer in a public university) coupled with his more than 15 years of Mindfulness teaching experience (a pioneer and frequently featured in the local mass media) further motivates him to share the great benefits of Mindfulness with the world.

Kimiko Bokura

Kimiko Bokura

Tokyo, Japan
For many years Kimiko Bokura was a brand manager for Procter & Gamble Japan as well as a Group Product Manager for LVMH Japan. She is currently the founder of the Mindful Leadership Institute (MiLI) providing performance/leadership training for organizations. Kimiko was born and raised in Japan, is bilingual in English and Japanese. She has BA in Communication from International Christian University, Tokyo as well as an MBA from Boston University. Kimiko currently lives in both Santa Cruz, CA and Japan.
Marc Leu

Marc Leu

Kyoto, Japan
Marc Leu has been with SAP, a world market leader for Business Software, in leadership positions since 2005. He studied Physics and Philosophy at Universities in Bonn, Tokyo, and Sydney, and holds a PhD in Quantum Physics. Born in Germany, Marc has spent extensive time traveling throughout Asia and has resided in Japan since 1998. A long-term Zen practitioner, Marc teaches mindfulness to groups and individuals in the corporate context. He serves as a teacher and mentor with SAP Global Mindfulness Practice. His mission is to support others in leading a complete and holistic life. Marc is a professional certified Coach, Mediator, and a Master of the Shakuhachi, a Japanese Zen flute.
Mari Iizuka

Mari Iizuka

Kyoto, Japan
Mari is a Professor and a Director of Global MBA Program of Doshisha University, Graduate School of Business, in Kyoto, Japan. She is also a Director of Doshisha Well-being Research Center, which she found with faculty members from Neuroscience, Neuro-imaging, Psychology, Holistic Education, Sport and Global Studies. The center is theinterdisciplinary research center of mindfulness and compassion in Japan, and aims to contribute from Kyoto. As a teacher, she taught mindfulness leadership to Japanese as well as to international audience of more than 30 nationalities. As a Chairperson of Japan Global Compact Academic Network, her activities expand to the United Nations.
Marion Neubronner

Marion Neubronner

Singapore, Singapore
Marion conducts her workshops with an insightful, spontaneous and creative brilliance that will enable participants to bring valuable, realistic psychology skill sets and a deep understanding back to their organizations. With over 20 years of experience, she has trained thousands of adult learners. She obtained a Specialist Diploma in Counseling and Guidance from Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore and a Masters in Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard. She is a Master Coach faculty with Behavioral Coaching Institute, a Supercoach and a certified Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute facilitator.
Tanya Johnstone

Tanya Johnstone

Sydney, Australia
I bring a wealth of insight and experience from 20+ years of experience as a Senior Executive in construction, heavy engineering and transport sectors leading large teams and significant transformation agenda. As a business transformation consultant and coach, I work with my clients to develop and implement business strategies and build organisational capabilities to thrive in today complex world. Supporting individuals develop self awareness and emotional intelligence is the most effective enabler of organisational and personal transformation. As a leader committed to mindfulness practice, I know the joy and wellbeing that comes from a cultivating a clear and stable mind and I care deeply about helping others experience their true nature.
Yizhao Zhang

Yizhao Zhang

Beijing, China

Yizhao has been delivering mindfulness classes and strengthening well-being communities since she was 14 years old. A native from China, Yizhao has well travelled and worked as an expat including 11 years in Europe and 4 years in South East Asia. Her last position at Google enabled her to teach deep mindfulness courses at Google offices globally. After attending over 50 meditation trainings around the world with renowned wisdom teachers since 2002, Yizhao received guidance to keep sharing what was passed down to her. Yizhao is also certified as RYT 200 Yoga Teacher and iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher-in-Training to bring more integrated experiences to her clients.