About The Teacher

Pete Kirchmer, founder of Mindfulness Based Health is a Life Coach, Mindful Movement and Meditation Teacher who has been working with clients for the last two decades around goals including: stress management, work/life balance, healthy weight, sleep fitness, pain management, graceful aging, energy optimization and lifestyle change.

Pete graduated with a B.S. in Physiology from the University of Arizona, is a Certified Professional Life Coach through the Coaches Training institute, Center for Applied Positive Psychology and Wellcoaches and has completed training as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher through U Mass Oasis Institute. He is a lifetime learner and an active member of the International Coach Federation and the Harvard Institute of Coaching.

Personally, Pete walks the talk and knows this path well. He has successfully managed symptoms from two debilitating back injuries, balanced adrenal fatigue, overcome chronic digestive issues and maintained a fifty pound weight loss for over fifteen years. Through these healing experiences, Pete has cultivated resilience in his own life and compassion for his clients who are on the same path.

Pete's professional experience include being a mindful movement studio owner, efi Sports Medicine GRAVITY Master Trainer, STOTT Pilates Instructor, resident Life Coach and presenter at Rancho La Puerta, a world-class wellness spa & resort in Tecate, Mexico, and the Director of Coaching for Optimal Health and Prevention Research Foundation.

Locally Pete has presented Life Coaching workshops at The Golden Door Spa along with several corporations, top gyms and wellness centers through out San Diego. His transformational coaching has been featured in Shape Magazine, IDEA Source, IDEA Fitness Journal and he has been featured in several fitness videos. Pete has created a Men's Group for Personal Growth, a Mindful Hiking program for VAVi Sports & Social, he was a founding member of The Red Lotus Society, and is on the board of directors for the Encinitas Mindfulness Community. 

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