Kelly Petrie

Adjunct Faculty


MA in Contemplative Education - Adjunct Faculty


MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa
BS, Medical Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kelly Petrie is a graduate of Naropa’s MA in Contemplative Education program and has been teaching as adjunct faculty since her graduation in 2012. She has been involved in the field of education for nearly 20 years, working with students in early childhood through postsecondary education, with a primary interest in supporting students with diverse learning needs through holistic approaches to education.

Kelly is currently an independent professional educator dedicated to cultivating a sense of wellbeing, impassioned learning, and interconnectivity through the development of innovative programs that employ contemplative pedagogies and creative modalities for optimal human flourishing. She serves children, parents, school professionals, and other adult learners through the programs she creates.

She is also a certified yoga instructor with advanced training in therapeutic elements of yoga and a practice leader with the Tergar International meditation community. She was mentored by Susan Kaiser Greenland and Dr. Patricia Broderick to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents.  

Kelly is a deeply devoted practitioner of meditation, yoga, and contemplative arts and holds a special passion in her heart for people who live the experience of autism.