Curriculum & Teacher Training Director
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 mindfulness, emotional intelligence, leadership development, and K-12 education.
For the past ten years, Peter has custom designed and taught mindfulness-based programs for diverse audiences including the United Nations, Google, the Bhutanese Ministry of Education, the US Navy, the American Red Cross, Cleveland Clinic, and Stanford University.
As the former Director of Program Development for the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Leadership Institute, he designed a train-the-trainer program that built a global network of over 750 certified trainers, reaching over 100,000 participants including thousands of pro-bono participants in the social sector. He serves as a train-the-trainer faculty and new teacher coach for SIY.
Peter’s creative work has been featured on three apps, for which he has been a curriculum designer, game designer, meditation teacher, and filmed instructor: Simple Habit, ReThink Care, and Balance. He has served as an advisor to Mindful Education and Transformative Educational Leadership, two non-profits in the education sector.
Peter is currently writing Start Here: A Field Guide to Your Inner Life, a visual introduction to contemplative practices.