Hear firsthand from leading neuroscience researchers, mindfulness experts and dedicated educators.

Patricia Jennings, PhD

Professor of Education, Curry School of Education, UVA

Kevelin Jones

Principal, Doyle Ryder Elementary in Flint, Michigan

Amishi Jha, PhD

Director, Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative

Kristin Neff, PhD

Pioneering Self-Compassion Researcher, Author, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Crystal McCreary

Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher for Youth

Rick Hanson, PhD

Leading Neuroscience Researcher, Sr. Fellow, Greater Good Science Center

Barnaby Spring

Director of Mindfulness in Education, New York City Department of Education

Caverly Morgan

Founder and Guiding Teacher, Peace in Schools

Dan Siegel, MD

Director, Mindsight Institute, NYT Best-selling Author

Meena Srinivasan

Executive Director, Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL)

Richard Davidson, PhD

Founder, Center for Healthy Minds

Lisa Flook, PhD, MA

Researcher, Children's Stress and Mindfulness Interventions

Bidyut Bose, PhD

Founder and Executive Director, Niroga Institute

Ali Smith

Co-founder of Holistic Life Foundation

Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

Director of Training, Greater Good Science Center

David Treleaven, PhD

Author, Leader, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Community

Susan Kaiser Greenland

Author, "The Mindful Child" and "Mindful Games"

Argos S. González

Teacher, Educational Consultant, Mindfulness and Yoga Instructor

Kathy Flynn-Somerville, EdD

Teacher on Special Assignment, SEL and Mindfulness in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Linda Lantieri, MA

Author, Co-founder, Transformative Educational Leadership

Kim Schonert-Reichl, PhD

Developmental Psychologist, Expert, SEL research for children and adolescents

Cornell Carelock

Certified Mindfulness Instructor, Mindful Schools

Jill Merolla

Educator and District Administrator

Patrick Tolan, PhD

Lead Researcher, Compassionate Schools Project

Megan Sweet

Director of Training, Mindful Schools

Kory O'Rourke

Head of Programs, Mindful Schools

Vicki Zakrzewski, PhD

Education Director, Greater Good Science Center

Alan Brown

Lead Teacher, Mindful Schools

Oscar Medina

Meditation Educator, Purpose Guide, Somatic Counselor

Chris Willard, PsyD

Psychologist, Author, Consultant

Jessica Morey

Executive Director, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education

Chris McKenna

Education Program Officer,

Dzung Vo, MD

Pediatrician, Author, "The Mindful Teen"

Sam Himelstein, PhD

Psychologist, Author, President, Center for Adolescent Studies

Rona Wilensky, PhD

Director of Mindfulness Programs, PassageWorks


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