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Search Inside Yourself in San Diego – California!

Based on neuroscience and recommended by hundreds of thousands around the world, Search Inside Yourself offers tools and practices for resilience, essential self-care, connection and mental well-being. The interactive and transformational SIY program shares practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence and self-compassion tools, enabling you to put yourself first and show up the way you want to.

We’re proud to partner with UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness, which offers mindfulness and contemplative programs for the community throughout the San Diego region. This program is open to all humans, from all backgrounds. We also strongly encourage individuals from the public sector (e.g. working in healthcare, education, civil service, justice, social activism) to join.

  • November 8 - 9 | 9:00am - 5:00pm PT

Great Hall at UCSD

San Diego, California
Program Language: English

Join the emerging movement of organizations integrating evidence-based mindfulness for greater impact.


Emotional Intelligence

Studies have shown that emotional intelligence helps us show up with greater wellness for the causes we care about most.



Attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.



Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth and wellbeing: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.


Program Journey

This transformational experience begins with a 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey, concluding with a virtual capstone as we explore mindfulness and emotional intelligence for inspiring wellbeing, collaboration and leadership with heart.


Live Training

(2 days)

Begin with an interactive program where you'll learn from teachers and fellow participants, engage in experiential-based learning and connect with a global change-making community.


Virtual Practice

(4 weeks)

The live program is followed by an online learning period where you'll receive daily practices to help you integrate what you learned at the live sessions.


Capstone Session

(1 hour)

Reconnect with fellow participants, share your experience and gain additional tools to continue to apply your learnings.

Meet Your Teachers

Our amazing teaching community is expansive, global and diverse, representing a wide-range of industries and backgrounds. Our programs are taught by our highly qualified Certified Teachers, all of whom have attended our rigorous teacher training program.

Shannon Jordan

Shannon Jordan, M.A., has spent 30 years helping people thrive in their professional and personal lives. Her work has spanned executive coaching, talent management, leadership development, and academic teaching. She specializes in mindfulness in the workplace and has consulted across the private and public sectors. Working closely with her client organizations she’s observed the positive effects science-based mindfulness interventions can have on performance, resilience, and well-being. Shannon was one of the first to be certified as a Search Inside Yourself teacher, is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and serves as the co-director of workplace programs for UCSD Health. She also serves as a program designer with the Potential Project, a global research and consulting firm. Shannon has taught for the UCSD Rady School of Management, and on the evening faculty at USD School of Leadership. She holds a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, is a Board Certified Coach and a National Certified Counselor. Shannon lives in Solana Beach, CA.

Jakey Toor

Jakey is a SIY Global (Google, 2007) certified mindfulness teacher, ICF / Strozzi Institute Somatic coach (in training), and used to be a professional dancer, and dance teaching artist — working with the public sector for 7 years, teaching dance to thousands of San Francisco Unified's underserved students, earning the Dream Catcher Award for inspiring San Francisco’s youth. An avid blogger & studier of culture (the Artists In The Classroom blog series), she went on to found a company of the same name, devoted to cultivating conscious leadership, and wellness, in individuals and organizations. Jakey practices TM, and is a contributing member of the Conscious Leadership Guild, a professional organization committed to furthering the practice of Conscious Leadership world-wide, as well as an active participant in the Bay Area Wisdom 2.0 community, and long-time practitioner of Strozzi Somatics. She graduated with honors from UCSD, with an M.Ed. in 2008, and a bachelors in 2002, and was featured on Hera Hub’s Flight Club Podcast: Meaningfully Breaking the Rules in the Public Sector, in 2018. She has taught the SIY Program at a variety of educational and health care institutions including La Jolla Country Day School, Marin Academy, Marin Country Day School, Cal Poly, and a 5-Program series for the Mayo Clinic.

While we do our best to let you know who your teachers will be ahead of time, teachers are subject to change.

Book individually or for your team today.

What Participants Say

"This is the best course I have EVER attended. Never before I have been able to sit for two whole days and be fully engrossed in every second. I will tell people that if they are wanting to transform their lives then they MUST attend this course."

"SIY changed the way I deal with challenges. I actually remain calm in stressful situations, and colleagues look to me to find workable solutions to problems."

"Inspiring. Cutting edge. What the new world of leadership look like."

"I like how SIY makes mindfulness practices very accessible to people. There's a very strong hesitation, unwillingness, fear that comes up when you think about sitting down and trying some of these tools. The experience you get in the workshop dissipates that so you are able to take it with you. What these tools really do is increase self-awareness. When you become more self-aware you become more tolerant and more compassionate, and it leads to better relationships with family, friends, and in the workplace"

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