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Kirsten Connelly

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Walnut Creek, CA, USA

Languages Offered

  • English


[Kirsten Smith]( is a certified Search Inside Yourself teacher passionate about helping overwhelmed professionals, parents, and teens discover more inner peace, calm, and self-compassion. She teaches practical, actionable mindfulness practices based on neuroscience through Search Inside Yourself workshops and individual coaching. Kirsten had a long career in high tech primarily at Cisco and Salesforce and sought balance in a fast paced, high growth workplace, family, and self care. Facilitating SIY, she shares her journey moving from burnout to joy helping others find the practices that bring more ease in their daily lives.

Kirsten is the founder of, a non-profit inspired by her teenage son, that’s dedicated to helping teens understand the how mindfulness is an antidote to ubiquitous technology. Her mission is to teach teens techniques to build self-awareness, self-management, and critical thinking.