Christy Peterson

Christy attended her first meditation retreat over ten years ago and felt an instant calling. The idea that simple presence was a lifeline to greater clarity, compassion and ease with the hard stuff felt revolutionary. As a public defender, striver, and parent, she had plenty of experience with the hard stuff. Since that time, Christy has fallen in love with the practice of mindfulness, attended many retreats and learned from great teachers. She can now say there is nothing simple about presence and it is crucial for cultivating good health and wellbeing and importantly, a kinder and more compassionate world. 
She teaches from a desire to support others to grow and thrive. To this end, Christy completed a two-year program to become a certified meditation teacher with Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.  Christy also has a Master’s degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a trainer for the Penn Resilience Programs, so her teaching often pulls from empirical science and contemplative wisdom. She loves a good story, poem, and the latest research.