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About Mariann Johnson

Instructor Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Before dedicating her professional life to teaching mindfulness, Mariann Johnson was an accomplished organization development consultant and mediator, having worked extensively with national leaders of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.  Since 2010, she has designed and taught mindfulness programs throughout the United States and consulted on the design of Mindful Leadership and mindfulness at work programs in corporate, professional, and academic settings.  Mariann has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and studied with national and international leaders in the field.  She completed extensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and received her MBSR teacher certification from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.  Her writings on mindful leadership have appeared in the Huffington Post and Mindful Magazine.