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Jill Satterfield

Jill is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher, consultant and coach. Her integration of embodied mindfulness and meditation includes somatic and contemplative psychology. She has been teaching for over 35 years; in hospitals, trauma centers, addiction institutes, at risk youth facilities, corporations and meditation centers.
Her dedication to understanding her own mind and body and creating accessible, practical ways to offer meditation and mindfulness was cultivated from multiple surgeries, years of chronic pain and the marginalization that often comes from a condition unseen and "all in the mind". With the support of over 100 silent retreats - in monasteries, meditation communities and in isolation, Jill's teaching skills have developed.

Jill was a founding faculty member of Spirit Rock's Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training, she is currently a mentor of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Teacher Training, she has created advanced Applied Embodied Mindfulness Trainings at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center and is a consultant for GKI a global initiative for meaningful social action.

With her teacher Ajahn Amaro, Jill was the first to integrate mindful movement onto silent meditation retreats at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society over 20 years ago.

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Featured Audio Talk
February 21, 2020 - Anxiety, It’s not all in your mind. Part 1: Talk and standing practice.

Sometimes we can change our mind really quickly, but when we’re working with the central nervous system, or hormonal imbalances, or pain, all of which might be linked to anxiety or trauma, change may not be fast, and it may not be easy. What we want to remember is that we can start to turn the tide of anything that we’re working with, if we do it consistently over time. This is good news, because any practice we do over and over, we become one with. You can take a jagged stone and throw it in a stream, and eventually that stone will begin to smooth.

Jill is teaching Anxiety: It’s Not All in Your Mind, Nov 5.

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