Derek Covington is a trained mindful performance enhancement (mPEAK) instructor through the Centre for Mindfulness at the University California, San Diego and is currently mentoring under Pete Kirchmer, mPEAK Program Director at the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness, towards completing his certification as mPEAK Coach. Derek has created systems for elite performers and teams across the globe. His career spans nine Olympic Games as the former Director of Olympic Performance for the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Grace Pritchard Burson, CD (DONA), holds degrees from Williams College and Yale University.  She has been a birth and postpartum doula since 2014, and began working with birthing families and mindfulness in 2016.  She believes that the power of the mindfulness model as applied to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting is only beginning to be tapped, and that the great strength of mindfulness practice is in its ability to hold whatever experience the birth process brings.