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Chelsea True

Executive Director, Mindfulness Instructor

Sebastopol CA USA

Home Phone: (707)540-1702 Website:

About My Work


  • Outside Provider


  • PreK
  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed


  • After School
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Other


Chelsea works with children, adolescents, teachers, school administrators, parents, and athletes.  She is also experienced in facilitating private groups and individual sessions.


Chelsea True is the founder of Joyful Mind Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing mindfulness education to schools and families in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She brings more than twenty years of mindfulness practice to her work.

Chelsea believes that mindfulness can transform not only individual stress and suffering, but also entire communities.

She began her study of mindfulness in the late 1980’s with a Bachelor of Arts investigating contemplative traditions.  In addition to being a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor, she has studied mindfulness with Plum Village Mindfulness Practice Center in Southern France and with San Francisco Zen Center, where she is the Youth & Family Programs Coordinator.  Her commitment to the theory and practice of mindfulness in education continues today; she is currently studying to become a certified MBSR-T instructor with Gina Biegel’s organization, Stressed Teens.

Chelsea is experienced in facilitating school programs and private groups.  She is happy to share a presentation with your school or give a talk about mindfulness to your existing classroom or group.  In recent years, she has enjoyed being a guest lecturer at Sonoma State University, Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm, and Sonoma Academy.