Ted DesMaisons has been synthesizing innovative approaches to learning for over 25 years. He teaches with clarity, creativity, and effective ritual, always promoting a self-perpetuating curiosity—better questions, more learning, deeper growth.
As a teacher and consultant, Ted draws from a wide range of life experiences, applying insights and inquiries to your particular circumstances. As an ordained interfaith minister, he can help you engage big questions with the gifts and tools of multiple faith traditions—and with the wisdom of the present moment.
Ted serves as US Coordinator and teacher trainer for the UK-based Mindfulness in Schools Project and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to adults. He’s also a contributing member of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN), Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) and TAG Teach International.
All that experience supports a simple truth: Ted’s passion for teaching and learning leads him to share that passion with others like you.
M.Th., Harvard Divinity School
Education, Ritual, and Spirituality
M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Creativity and Leadership
A.B., Stanford University
Ordination, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
“Ted’s authentic presence, steady patience, playful humor, and skillful facilitation make important conversations possible.”
—Jayne G., LCSW, co-founder of Mindful Harlem, New York City
“Ted is a great improvisor and an incredibly patient, on-the-spot, motivating teacher.”
—Armando K., CEO, Credilikeme, Mexico City
“This workshop was everything I hoped for and much more. You created a safe environment for us to play and did so many things to foster our creativity.”
—Eric H., Esq., San Francisco
“Ted is an awesome teacher! Patient, kind, and fun; he brought out a sparkle in all of us.”
—Jen C., self-employed creative, San Francisco
“Ted is wonderful. He created a perfect space for us to be confident about everything. Very positive and energetic and FUN. He sets a perfect example to follow; everyone should be as happy as he is and transmit it to others like he does.”
—Grace M., Mexico City