Christine Lustik PhD

Mindfulness Teacher
After years working in higher education, mostly focused on distance learning, Christine Lustik needed a break. Swimming upstream in a traditional arena had taken its toll, and the stress had mounted. Leaving education was difficult, but then she had an idea: to continue to contribute to the field by supporting those faculty, administration and staff members who were doing their best for students every day. And the most effective way to do that, Christine knew, was through mindfulness. “I personally have seen many benefits to my practice, including increased focus and concentration, increased calm, much more moderate emotional swings, less focus on daily pains and discomforts, an increased ability to be happy and to see the good in all situations and people, and a desire to lead my life with kindness and compassion,” she says. Christine founded Mindfulness in Organizations to teach individuals and groups about the science and skills behind resilience. She maintains a daily mindfulness meditation practice and goes on at least one silent retreat each year. An unabashed fan of her Montana community, Christine loves outdoor recreation, gardening, being in the kitchen, live music and sculling.
Missoula Montana United States
  • Mindfulness
  • Workplace Wellness
Christine Lustik PhD



  • Awake in the Wild

    Awake in the Wild Teacher Training Sep 2017 - Present (6 years)
  • Mindfulness Training Institute

    Mindfulness Teacher Training Apr 2015 - Present (8 years)
  • Outdoor Emergency Care

    National Ski Patrol Apr 2009 - Present (14 years)


  • Capella University

    PhD in Education 2004 - 2008
  • Capella University

    MA in Education 2000 - 2003
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison

    BS in Agriculture Sciences 1987 - 1992


  • Core Teaching Faculty

    Claremont Lincoln University Apr 2019 - Present (4 years)
  • Owner

    Mindfulness in Organizations Sep 2014 - Present (9 years)
  • Steering Committee Member

    WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) Nov 2011 - Jul 2014 (3 years)
  • Readiness and Retention Specialist — Client Support & Project Management

    Pearson Learning Solutions Jul 2010 - May 2014 (4 years)
  • Adjunct Education Faculty

    Kaplan University Jul 2010 - Feb 2012 (2 years)
  • Director of Distance Education – Online & Outreach Program Development, Leadership

    Western Wyoming Community College Jul 2004 - Jun 2010 (6 years)