Bonnie Colby, Ph.D.

Tucson, Arizona, US
Unified Mindfulness Coach
Professor, Meditation Teacher and Retreat Guide

Bonnie is grateful for 4 decades of training in western & eastern contemplative practices. She became fascinated with effective nervous system interventions from diverse cultures through decades of work addressing conflicts over land and water. Dr. Colby has taught meditation classes, workshops, retreats and small groups for over 22 years — emphasizing on-the-spot practices that deepen our vitality and enhance resilience. She longs for each person to taste how simple meditative practices can vibrantly infuse their everyday life and connections.


In her university research, Dr. Colby focuses on neurobehavior in collaborative problem-solving processes and how diverse groups tackle natural resource challenges. She has authored dozens of articles and seven books, and provided invited testimony to indigenous councils, courts and the U.S. Congress. 

Bonnie has a background in restorative movement, is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and is certified in the Safe & Sound Protocol. Dr. Colby is a trauma-informed meditation teacher, with training from the Institute of Applied Meditation, Unified Mindfulness and other organizations. She serves as a meditation instructor, coach and retreat guide for individuals and professional groups. Bonnie lives in Tucson with her husband Ted.