Skip to content

Bring the power of mindfulness to the changemakers shaping our future! Donate here.

Peter Bonanno

SIY Certified Teacher


  • San Francisco, CA, USA

Languages Offered

  • English


Peter Bonanno, Ed.M., designs and teaches large-scale mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs for organizations worldwide.

He has been a founding team member in six different organizations within the fields of education, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and leadership development. For the past ten years, Peter has designed and taught mindfulness-based programs around the world for diverse organizations including the United Nations, Google, the US Navy, the American Red Cross, the government of Dubai, Cleveland Clinic, and Stanford University.

As the former Director of Program Development for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, he designed a train-the-trainer program that built a global network of over 750 certified trainers of the Search Inside Yourself program, which has reached tens of thousands of participants, including thousands of pro-bono participants in the nonprofit and social sectors.

Peter’s creative design work extends to three apps, for which he has served as a curriculum designer, game designer, meditation teacher, and filmed instructor: Simple Habit, Whil, and Balance. He is currently writing Start Here: A Field Guide to your Inner life, a unique visual introduction to contemplative practices, to be published by Sounds True. Peter holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University. He lives in Oakland, California.