Kay Peterson

Kay Peterson is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Private Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked with diverse populations from families in the child welfare system, to adolescents in residential and wilderness therapy, to individuals and couples in adult outpatient settings. For the past 20 years she has been training therapists and counselors in how to bring to the qualities of mindfulness and compassion to the therapeutic relationship in order to help clients access their fundamental goodness and natural wisdom. kaypeterson.com

Upcoming Programs by Kay Peterson


Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking

June 2–5, 2016

Like the snow melting to reveal vast meadows ripe with the promise of wildflowers, we, too can shed the layers of past seasons and old habits to make way for new possibilities in our lives. By tuning into our senses and mindfully moving through nature, we can cultivate the ability to discern opportunities for growth […]


Mindful Hiking: Opening to Change

August 12–14, 2016

Sometimes we welcome change in our lives; other times it comes ​unexpectedly. It may feel like our life adventure has brought us to the banks of a swollen river and we’re not sure how to proceed – do we turn back or take a leap of faith? ​Through engaging mindfulness/awareness practices, we can delve​ deeply […]


Awakening the Wisdom of Emotions: The Five Buddha Families

Also Jenny Bondurant

September 7–11, 2016

Sometimes our emotions bring joy, ease, and clarity. At other times they can color our perception and lead to habits of aggression, grasping, ignoring, pride, and jealousy in relationships. Derived from Buddhist tantra, this practice is based on the understanding that the energy of emotion falls into 5 archetypal patterns of innate intelligence that can […]