On Keri Pederson
KERI PEDERSON, a student of the dharma, began meditating in 1998, motivated by a deepening yoga practice as well as a strong desire to understand suffering. She began attending retreats in the tradition of S.N. Goenka, and has since practiced with a variety of lay and monastic teachers in the US, Thailand, and India. Rodney Smith invited her to teach in 2007, and she began offering classes, groups, and individual mentorship through Seattle Insight Meditation Society. She has also completed the four-year Teacher Training program of Spirit Rock and IMS and was authorized to teach by Spirit Rock/IMS/IRC. Keri also works in elder-care and lives on Vashon Island with her husband and young son.