Cecilia Shanahan

With over a decade experience in educational leadership, I have a deep understanding of the demands of working in a fast-paced environment, managing teams, and juggling competing priorities. I also know first-hand that life outside of work can bring its equal share of challenges, including loss or setbacks that can feel debilitating. But despite these demands, I firmly believe that when we learn to be fully present to each moment, life can offer us so many small miracles each day.

After discovering the impact of mindfulness, I became passionate about empowering others to live more whole and present lives. Mindful Learning Lab was founded with that aim in mind — to engage the community in cultivating increased clarity, compassion, and resilience in and outside of work. Mindful Learning Lab is based out of Columbus, Ohio where I was born and raised.

Let’s connect! I would love to hear from you ➝


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Qualified Teacher, University of Massachusetts
500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Yoga on High
Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Managing Yourself & Leading Others, Harvard Extension School
Mindful Educator Essentials, Mindful Schools
Human Capital Leaders in Education Program, American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) & Battelle for Kids

MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Pedagogy for Urban Leadership, University of Colorado Denver