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Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner created the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness MBSR live online program, is a Certified MBSR Teacher, and has been teaching mindfulness for over twenty years. He is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He mentors MBSR teachers, holds Masterclasses for Oxford Mindfulness Centre on live online mindfulness program delivery, and is the Executive Director of Mindfulness Practice Center.

  • Teacher certification level: Level 3 Certified Teacher 
  • Previous class feedback score: 4.8 out of 5 stars
  • Years of experience: 20 years of mindfulness teaching
  • Certification from: UMass Center for Mindfulness
  • Mindful Leader

    “Ted was fantastic. He’s a really attentive, skilled teacher that made the classes and all day retreat go by so quickly. There was a great balance of collaborative practice, small group work, reflection, and sharing.”

    NYC DOE Special Education Teacher

  • Mindful Leader

    “Ted was an amazing instructor and you really felt heard. A great program to learn get to the roots of your behavior and thinking patterns which in turn gives you the opportunity to reduce stress. It was a great experience and Ted set an environment where people (myself included) could be vulnerable in their sharing.”

    Wellness Coach

  • Mindful Leader

    “This course shifted how I relate to my thoughts and how I interact with myself. I feel much more kind and gentle with myself which allows me to be at ease in the world. I've been looking for this for a while.”