Dan Petrie has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for 14 + years. He specializes in teaching others how to spend more time being present through meditation and mindfulness exercizes, which gives us the opportunity to get more enjoyment out of each day while simultaneously increasing our overall mental and physical well being.
In 2017 Dan became a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. In addition to his secular mindfulness training, he has studied extensively in the Vipassana and Zen traditions under world-renowned teachers including Howard Cohn, Charles Tenshin Fletcher Roshi, and David Jokai Blackwell Sensei. Dan's studies also include long term meditation retreats at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Most recently, Dan joined the board of directors of Howard Cohn’s Mission Dharma as Vice-President.
Outside of teaching and practicing mindfulness, you can find Dan on his road bike in Marin Headlands, at a dinner party cooking with friends, watching a hockey game, or reading non-fiction.