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Jill Satterfield

Jill Satterfield is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher, wellness program curriculum developer, speaker and coach. Jill’s integration of mindfulness, meditation and embodiment practices include somatic and contemplative psychology. She has been in the field of integrative healthcare for over 35 years; teaching in hospitals, trauma centers, addiction institutes, at risk youth facilities and meditation centers with the clear intention of being with people from all walks of life, backgrounds and dispositions. Her dedication to understanding her own mind and body and subsequently creating accessible, practical ways to offer meditation and mindfulness was born from having lived through multiple surgeries, years of chronic pain and the marginalization that often comes from a condition not being recognized. Needing to help herself first, she practiced in over 150 silent meditation retreats – in monasteries, meditation communities and in isolation – and then began teaching a diverse variety of communities to bring mindfulness and meditation to all. She was named “one of the 4 leading (mindful movement) and Buddhist teachers in the country” by Shambhala Sun (now Lion’s Roar) Magazine. Jill has developed trainings for a variety of healthcare providers including nurses, physicians, substance abuse counselors, social workers, and therapists. These classes and trainings not only facilitate the integration of mindfulness and meditation interventions into a professional context, but support clinicians in reducing burn out and compassion fatigue as well. She frequently offers Grand Rounds and clinician supervision groups in the East Bay, CA. Jill is a founding faculty member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training, and teaches there on a regular basis. She also created and leads advanced Applied Embodied Mindfulness Trainings at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Her organization School for Compassionate Action: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to those living with chronic pain, trauma and addictions brought mindfulness and somatic practices to at risk and in need adults and children, and trained other to do so for over 10 years in New York City. 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 onto silent meditation retreats at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts over 20 years ago. She continued to break ground on Tibetan retreats with respected teachers such as Mingyur Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Jill trained as a Buddhist Chaplain at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and is a mentor for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s upcoming Sounds True, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training. Jill has been featured in the New York Times, More, Crains, Yoga Journal, UK’s Yoga Magazine, Happinez Magazine of Holland and Tricycle Magazine, Shambhala Sun amongst others. She contributed to the book “ Freeing the Body: Freeing the Mind” by Michael Stone, and is currently composing her own book.

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Meditation in Motion

Powerful, relaxing, conscious meditation. Awareness meets relaxation. Pure bliss. Filmed at the House of Tibet in New York City.