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Siri Chandler was born and raised in Bangkok, to Californian parents.  She is a Thai & USA citizen and has been practicing mindfulness for over 30 years and started teaching mindfulness in 2011.

She trains educators, parents, corporations, athletes, and students of all ages. Her genuineness, kindness and personal experience of the benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) infuse her courses with a special personal touch.


Siri currently lives in Thailand where she facilitates retreats, courses, and workshops in-person and online. As an enthusiastic life-long learner, Siri devotes her time to continuously deepening her own practice. She is especially drawn to bringing mindfulness into daily life in a practical way and is enthusiastic to share this way of being with others. She enjoys wing foiling, kiteboarding, trekking, yoga and walking on the beach with her dogs.  



  • Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher, UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, 2021

  • Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion 2019

  • Mindful Self Compassion Teacher Training, Bowral, NSW, Australia, 2018

  • Trained to Teach the Mindfulness in Schools Project  .begin Curriculum, online 2018

  • Mindfulness for Athletes course created with guidance from Pete Kirchmer, UCSD, CA, USA 2017

  • MBSR Advanced Teacher Training, Petaluma, CA, USA, 2015

  • MBSR teacher training from UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness, CA, USA, 2014

  • Mindful Schools Certified Instructor, CA, USA, 2014

  • Trained to Teach the Mindfulness in Schools Project  ‘Foundations’ Curriculum, Bangkok, Thailand, 2014

  • Trained to Teach the Mindfulness in Schools Project  ‘paws.b’ Curriculum, London, UK, 2014

  • Trained to Teach the Mindfulness in Schools Project ‘.b’ Mindfulness Curriculum, Phuket, Thailand, 2013

  • Mindful Schools Curriculum Training, CA, USA, 2013

  • Mindfulness Education Institute Year-Long training, CA, USA, 2012-2013

  • ‘Stressed Teens’ Mindfulness Professional Training, CA, USA, 2012

  • ‘Still Quiet Place’ Mindfulness Teacher Training, CA, USA, 2011

  • Cultivating Emotional Balance, Teaching Certificate, Phuket, Thailand, 2010

  • International School of Bangkok Teacher, Thailand 1999-2010

  • Cochabamba Coopertive School Teacher, Bolivia, 1998-1999

  • International School Eastern Seaboard, Chonburi, Thailand, 1994-1997

  • Early Learning Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 1993-1994

  • Multiple Subjects, Credential, Dominican University, CA, USA, 1992-1993

  • B.A., Psychology, University California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 1987-1991


I have practiced Mindful Self-Compassion with Siri extensively over the past year and have no hesitation in speaking to how much I respect her commitment and appreciate her steady and warm presence. In the area of teaching both Mindfulness and Self-Compassion I regard Siri as highly skilled. Siri brings warmth, authenticity and a loving connected sense of humanness to her teaching, Married in with this is the wisdom that shines through in her teaching of her long term personal practice. it is a rare gift to have a teacher like Siri, on who brings such embodiment to what they are teaching.
Tina Gibson
Certified MSC Teacher and Teacher trainer


Siri is a wonderful, heartful teacher, who approaches teaching and sharing with curiosity, discipline and kindness. Her deep inner understanding of the practices is coupled with an immense heart and an unyielding commitment to sharing this life changing tools with an ever wider circle of people. Siri has a kind humor, a comforting smile and an approachability that makes the learning safe for all. I could not recommend her more as a mindfulness and MSC teacher
Alessandra Marazzi
Leadership & Impact Coach

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