John Kneedler is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and Authorized MAPs Teacher through the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, as well as a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Duke University.
John teaches mindfulness practices and meditation throughout Southern California to people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. In addition to the MAPs Classes through UCLA, John also leads weekly drop-in meditation sessions, has worked with many businesses providing mindfulness education, and has done extensive work with children, both privately and in the classroom, having received training from the Mindful Schools Curriculum Training Program.. He is also a Mindfulness Instructor at Peak Brain Institute, where he provides group and private one-on-one coaching for individuals looking to create or strengthen an existing mindfulness practice.
First and foremost, John is a dedicated practitioner who strongly values the continuing development of his own personal practice, including participation in annual silent retreats.