Kelly Barron has been practicing mindfulness for more than 20 years. As a former staff writer for Forbes magazine, Kelly came to understand the value of mindfulness as a deadline driven reporter. She still loves journalism but is not so fond of chronic stress. Through her practice, she's not only become more stress resilient but has found more clarity, joy and ease in her life. She's now passionate about sharing what she's learned with others.
Kelly has a B.A. in philosophy and a M.A. in Journalism. She's certified to facilitate mindfulness through the UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior and is an instructor for UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center. Kelly has developed mindfulness programs for law firms such as Orrick and Milbank as well as other corporations. She is also an Inner Kids trained instructor and teaches mindfulness to teachers and students in schools throughout Los Angeles. Additionally, Kelly has been certified through the University of Toronto's School of continuing Studies in Applied Mindfulness-based Chronic Pain Management.
Kelly is a lifelong athlete and a former collegiate tennis player. She has a training certification from the American Council on Exercise and enjoys all kinds of physical pursuits from paddle boarding to Ping Pong. Kelly also loves to cook and hang out with her family.