Linda Ryden is the creator of the Peace of Mind Program, a cutting edge combination of mindfulness, conflict resolution, and social emotional learning. Linda is the author of the Peace of Mind Curriculum Series and is the full-time Peace Teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, a public school in Washington, DC, where she teaches weekly, 45-minute classes to more than 600 children.
Linda trains outside providers to teach mindfulness in an elementary school setting, trains classroom teachers in teaching mindfulness and developing their own mindfulness practice, and works with parents to bring mindfulness to their own children.
Linda’s work on the Peace of Mind program has been recognized in The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, and her program has been featured on local CBS, ABC and Fox5 news stations. Linda was recognized as one of the “Faces of DC” by the George Washington Hatchet.
Linda brings a passion for teaching peace and over 25 years of teaching experience to her work with children and adults. Linda holds a BA from Wesleyan University.
Linda lives in Washington D.C. with her husband Jeremiah Cohen, owner of Bullfrog Bagels, their two children, and their dog Phoebe.