MBSR00-instructor-Karyn

Karyn Sandelman

Karyn Sandelman, founder and principal of A Mindful Choice, teaches mindfulness to a wide range of clients, including corporations, healthcare organizations, educational and cultural institutions, and individuals. She began practicing and studying mindfulness 22 years ago, when she was a leader in a Fortune 500 company in the financial services industry, and found it to be both an essential life skill and a key to effective leadership. 

Karyn is a Certified MBSR Teacher, as well as a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor. She has taught 20 MBSR courses, many workshops and short courses on mindfulness and compassion, and has 25+ years of experience coaching teams and facilitating various learning programs. Before launching A Mindful Choice, Karyn spent several years directing adult and youth mindfulness programs for Minds Incorporated, including developing curricula and training a large network of mindfulness educators. In sharing mindfulness with others, she draws upon her years of practice, facilitation, and leadership; her warmth and inclusiveness; and her passion about the positive, transformative potential mindfulness offers to all.

  • Teacher certification level: Level 3 Certified Teacher 
  • Previous class feedback score: 4.9 out of 5 stars
  • Years of experience: 22
  • Certification from: Brown University

Listen to a meditation from Karyn: 


  • Mindful Leader

    “This class is a complete game changer. Karyn is a wonderful teacher and guide, and a compassionate, wise being. She created a supportive community and taught from a place of wisdom and humility. I highly recommend her and the course!”

  • Mindful Leader

    “The MBSR class with Karyn at Mindful Leader was absolutely excellent. I learned so much about mindfulness and felt so supported in my journey. The exercises, sessions and handouts from Karyn and the follow up from Mindful Leader were professional and of very high quality! Thank you for supporting me on my mindfulness journey!”

  • Mindful Leader

    “The 8 week MBSR program was truly life-changing. It provided concepts, tools, and resources, as well as a structure for my daily practice. The community we formed was positive, supportive, and like-minded.”

    HR Leader and Coach