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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Jill Satterfield

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 Oakland, CA.

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
4/9/2017Every Body Has a Story
Adyashanti
Noliwe Alexander
Hameed Ali
Lama Tsultrim Allione
Bhikkhu Analayo
Katchie Ananda
Steve Armstrong
Pascal Auclair
Adam Baraz
Jane Baraz
Pawan Bareja
Teja Bell
Marvin Belzer
Jennifer Berezan
Tony Bernhard
Dale Borglum
Sandy Boucher
Heidi Bourne
Tara Brach
Ajahn Brahm
Patti Breitman
Amana Brembry Johnson
Matthew Brensilver
Edward Espe Brown
Gary Buck
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Grove Burnett
Leslie Butterfield
Carol Cano
Shaila Catherine
Doug Chermak
Janice Clarfield
Dan Clurman
Patrick Coffey
Enrique Collazo
Anne Cushman
Robert Cusick
Lama Surya Das
Pablo Das
Ruth Davis
Bruce Davis
Eve Decker
Albert Flynn DeSilver
Bob Doppelt
Joan Doyle
Bonnie Duran
Lisa Ernst
Melvin Escobar
Sean Fargo
Forest Fein
Sean Feit Oakes
Vinny Ferraro
Norman Fischer
Grace Fisher
Robert Gass
Janice Gates
Rolf Gates
Shahara Godfrey
Joseph Goldstein
Trudy Goodman
Linda Graham
Kevin Griffin
Mingtong Gu
Alex Haley
Rick Hanson
JoAnna Harper
Susie Harrington
Chip Hartranft
Andrew Holecek
Roger Housden
Sayadaw U Jagara
Jeremy Jensen
Muriel Johnson
Khristine Jones
Ofosu Jones-Quartey
Ali Kane
Ajahn Karunadhammo
Miki Kashtan
Byron Katie
Ruth King
Kittisaro
Madeline Klyne
Teresa LaMendola Kabat-Zinn
Dori Langevin
Rebekah Laros
Brian Lesage
Noah Levine
Narayan Helen Liebenson
Andrea Lieberstein
Brahmani Liebman
H. Margarita Loinaz
Joanna Macy
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Heather Martin
John Martin
Konda Mason
Kamala Masters
Frank McGouirk
Mosheh Milon
Nikki Mirghafori
Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Franz Moeckl
Matthew Morey
George Mumford
Kate Munding
Winnie Nazarko
Kristin Neff
Roshi Doshin Michael Nelson
Dungse Jampal Norbu
Annie Nugent
Sara Oakes
Anne Oliver
Walt Opie
Frank Ostaseski
Venerable Pannavati
Isabelita Papa
Ajahn Pasanno
Suzanne Pegas
Tina Rasmussen
Susana Renaud
Marcy Reynolds
David Richo
Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Broderick Rodell
Leyna Roget
Sakti Rose
Betsy Rose
Adrianne Ross
Jaya Rudgard
Sharon Salzberg
Ayya Santacitta
Alexis Santos
La Sarmiento
Clifford Saron
Jill Satterfield
Concha Saucedo
Greg Scharf
Sara Schedler
Martina Schneider
Dawn Scott
Erin Selover
Raja Selvam
Nirali Shah
Richard Shankman
Shauna Shapiro
Ashley Sharp
Gina Sharpe
Dan Siegel
Maura Singer-Williams
Stephen Snyder
Ayya Sobhana
Oren J Sofer
Sobonfu Some
Bob Stahl
Ange Stephens
Beth Sternlieb
Ajahn Sucitto
Heather Sundberg
Susa Talan
Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni
George Taylor
Thanissara
The Green Group
Anam Thubten
Erin Treat
Christine Tulis
Jai Uttal
Terry Vandiver
Constance Washburn
Arinna Weisman
Pamela Weiss
Lila Kate Wheeler
DaRa Williams
Carol Wilson
Nina Wise
Christiane Wolf
Ajahn Yatiko
Ayya Yeshe
Celeste Young