Kelly Barron

Los Angeles, USA
Certified UM Trainer/Teacher
Certified Mindfulness Facilitator UCLA
Inner Kids Senior Teacher
Certified Mindfulness Teacher
Professional Level International Mindfulness Teachers Association

Hello, I’m Kelly

I was drawn to mindfulness and meditation more than 20 years ago because I was once a hard-charging, deadline-oriented journalist looking for a way to become less overwhelmed by the demands of work and life.

Early in my meditation journey, I had an obvious, but profound realization: The more I meditated the better my life became. For me, mindfulness was like a multifaceted jewel that shined a light in every area of my life, allowing me to become less stressed at work, more focused and present in daily life and more connected to myself and others. All of it has made me passionate about sharing mindfulness with others.

Over the years, I’ve taught mindfulness in a variety of settings – in schools, corporations, universities and one-on-one with individuals.

I’m a Unified Mindfulness Lead Coach, completing the year-long Compass training. I’ve also co-led two Pathways cohorts and served as support coach for other Pathways trainings.

In addition to my work with Unified Mindfulness, I teach for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center as well as for eMindful, a leading provider of online-mindfulness programming. I’m also a senior teacher for Inner Kids, an organization founded on the pioneering work of mindfulness educator Susan Kaiser Greenland. As a former associate editor and staff writer for Forbes magazine, I’ve transferred my knowledge of the business world into teaching mindfulness within the workplace. My work for corporations and organizations includes T Mobile, Northern Trust, the City of Hope, Korn Ferry, the Broad Center, Orrick, Milbank, the University of Virginia and others.


I continue to report and write, and my articles regularly appear in Mindful Magazine.


A quote from author Winnifred Gallagher sums up what I hope to offer those who work with me: “Paying rapt attention, whether to a trout stream or a novel, a do-it-yourself-project or a prayer, increases your capacity for concentration, expands your inner boundaries, and lifts your spirits, but more important, it simply makes you feel life is worth living.”