Catarina Ahlvik-Garrison




Catarina earned her PhD in Management and Organization at Hanken School of Economics in Finland. Her PhD was focused on positive organizational psychology and her PhD thesis was on mindfulness in the organizational context. As a part of her studies she spent two years as a visiting researcher at Stanford University.


Catarina has been teaching mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, yoga and leading retreats since 2014. She also supports K-12 teachers in brining mindfulness and self-compassion practices into their classroom.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Catarina loves spending time in nature and has a special connection with trees.
  • When dancing she gets in touch with her inner creative expression.
  • Catarina lives in an intentional community with her husband Ben.