Jill Satterfield is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher, wellness program
director, speaker and coach. Jill's integration of mindfulness and embodiment practices
include yoga, yoga therapy and contemplative psychology. She has been in the field of
integrative healthcare for over 35 years. This dedication to health and wellness was
born from having lived through (and thrived from) multiple surgeries and years of
chronic pain. Jill's direct and hard-won experiences have come from intimately knowing
illness and pain, sitting over 150 silent meditation retreats and having worked for decades on the
front lines of at-risk and in-need communities.
Jill is the founder of Vajra Yoga + Meditation, a synthesis of meditation and
mindfulness of the body practices from the Buddhist tradition. Named "one of the 4
leading yoga and Buddhist teachers in the country" by Shambhala Sun magazine.
Jill is also the founder of the School for Compassionate Action: Meditation, Yoga and
Educational Support for Communities in Need. SCA trains nurses, physicians,
substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, meditation, yoga and
school teachers in the application of mindfulness for people in chronic pain and illness,
those suffering from PTSD, addictions of all kinds, and at-risk youth. SCA also
provides workshops for healthcare providers on self-regulation, compassion and grief relief to best prepare and
maintain good health, longevity and sanity.
Jill is a founding faculty member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Mindful Yoga and
Meditation Teacher Training, UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center trainings,
the Somatic Yoga Therapy Training in Marin California, and guest teaches in many
others. Jill was scholar- and teacher-in-residence at the Kripalu Center in 2004. With
her teacher Ajahn Amaro, Jill was the first to bring mindful yoga to silent meditation
retreats at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society over 20 years ago. She recently
completed the Sati Center's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training and works at Kaiser in
She has been featured in the New York Times, More, Crains, Yoga Journal, UK's Yoga
Magazine, Happinez NL/FR, Tricycle magazine, Shambhala Sun and others. She
contributed to the book Freeing the Body: Freeing the Mind by Michael Stone and is
currently composing her own book.
Upcoming events with Jill Satterfield