Dan Siegel is the co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research and the author of Mindsight, The Mindful Therapist and The Whole Brain Child. He is best known for his work in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, which is "an interdisciplinary view of life experience that draws on over a dozen branches of science to create a framework for understanding of our subjective and interpersonal lives.
Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and author of Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness and Wide Awake: A Buddhist’s Guide for Teens. Diana’s work focuses on mindfulness and meditation, and she has taught locally and nationally for the last 20 years.
Alise Shafer Ivey is the founder and director of Evergreen Community School, has worked with schools throughout the US and abroad including China, New Zealand, Nepal, Israel, Peru, Australia and Scotland. She is a frequent lecturer on early childhood education, and has taught Child Development at both UCLA and Santa Monica College. She is a contributing author in the book, Teaching and Learning: Collaborative Exploration of the Reggio Emilia Approach.