Teacher, Public Speaker and Author
Shelly Tygielski, author of the critically-acclaimed book Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World (2021), has been hailed by individuals ranging from President Joe Biden to Arianna Huffington and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to Maria Shriver. She is a trauma-informed mindfulness teacher, self-care activist, and the founder of the global grassroots mutual aid organization, CNN Heroes-featured, Pandemic of Love. Her work has been featured by over one hundred media outlets including BBC, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Kelly Clarkson Show. A Garrison Institute Fellow, she has been called one of the “12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful.org and teaches self-care and resilience at organizations and to audiences around the world.