Krista De Castella

Krista De Castella, mindfulness instructor

Krista De Castella is a mindfulness teacher and Ph.D graduate student. She holds a Ph.B in Psychology from the Australian National University and recently spent two years as a Fulbright visiting researcher in Stanford’s Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Lab (CAAN) researching the implications of mindfulness meditation for anxiety disorders and emotion regulation.

Before coming to the United States, Krista was introduced to Zen meditation while living and studying martial arts in Okinawa, Japan. She is now also a student at the San Francisco Zen CenterKrista received training in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) through the OASIS institute and the UMass Medical Center and has co-taught classes with senior OASIS teacher, Bob Stahl, Ph.D.