Certified Instructor Directory

Find qualified outside service providers to deliver mindfulness programs in your school.

Emily Saunders

Community-Based Social Worker

Ajo, AZ, USA

Emily Saunders is a community-based social worker who integrates mindfulness into her therapeutic, classroom, and systems-level work with schools, families, at-risk young people, and adult clients.  She lives and practices daily mindfulness in Arizona where she is regularly humbled by the natural wisdom and intelligence of all humans and the ability of mindfulness tools to make these qualities accessible.  Emily has previously served as a classroom teacher, mindfulness educator, and family therapist for justice-involved teenagers in New York City.  She has consulted, delivered training, and developed curriculum for numerous public schools and service organizations.

Emily’s intersecting interests and training include school climate transformation, restorative justice, anti-oppressive education approaches, integrated healthcare systems, mindful creative expression.  She is thankful for the support she has received from extraordinary teachers and mentors, and is happy to connect via modern technology or in person, for those in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

Personal Email: contactemilysaunders@gmail.com

Website: www.emilylsaunders.com

Professions & Roles

  • Mental Health Professional

Environments

  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Other
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Agency / Mental Health
  • Foster Care / Probation

Ages

  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • K5

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Mindfulness Educator

Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada

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Annika Ahlstrom

Learning Specialist, Mindfulness Program Coordinator, Executive Functioning Coach

Wyckoff, NJ, USA

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J. Robin Albertson-Wren

Classroom Teacher and Mindfulness Instructor

St. Anne's-Belfield School and Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA, USA

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Devra Allen

School Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Colorado Springs School District 11

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Devra began her professional career working with youth in a residential treatment facility over 20 years ago.  She has worked within the foster care community as a...

Doug Allen

Mindfulness Educator and Consultant

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Luisa Alvizu

Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

McLean, VA, USA

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Melissa Ambrose

Wellness Counselor

Oceana High School

Pacifica, CA, USA

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Sally Arnold

Mindfulness Educator

Mindful Compass

Sonora, CA, USA

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Stephanie Nyingje Aruta

Mindfulness Educator/ Yoga Teacher/ Health & Wellness Life Coach/ Co-Founder

Four Friends Energy Arts

New York, NY, USA

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Judy Austin

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Durango, CO, USA

Judy Austin is a child and adolescent therapist, teacher, and curriculum designer specializing in mindfulness, compassion, social justice, and movement. She teaches at Fort Lewis College, maintains...

Kerri Bacall

Registered Nurse, Mindfulness Director and Practitioner

Springfield Holistic Wellness, LLC

Springfield, NJ, USA

Kerri Bacall is a Registered Nurse in the state of New Jersey. In addition to working as a nurse in the Cranford District, she also co-owns and...

Sandee Bandettini

Marriage and Family Therapist

Mission Viejo, CA, USA

Sandee Bandettini, MS, MFT has been working with children and families for more than 20 years. In teaching mindfulness, she brings her varied experience as a child...