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 knowing illness and pain, sitting over 150 silent meditation retreats and having worked on the front lines of at risk and in need communities for decades. She was named “one of the 4 leading yoga and Buddhist teachers in the country” by Shambhala Sun Magazine.
Jill is the founder and Director of the School for Compassionate Action: Applied Embodied Mindfulness, Contemplative Psychotherapy and Educational Support for Communities in Need and Those Who Serve Them. SCA trains nurses, physicians, substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, meditation, yoga and school teachers how mindfulness may best apply to: people in chronic pain and illness, those suffering from PTSD, addictions of all kinds, and at- risk youth. SCA also provides workshops on self -regulation, compassion and grief relief to best prepare and maintain good health, longevity and sanity to healthcare providers.
Jill is also the founder of Vajra Yoga + Meditation, a synthesis of meditation and mindfulness of the body practices from the Buddhist tradition, the VY+M teacher trainings, programs and workshops incorporate mindfulness meditation, somatic psychotherapy and embodiment practices as they are best applied to meet a variety of individual and group needs.
Jill has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, UK’s Yoga Magazine, Happinez Magazine of Holland and Shambhala Sun. She contributed to the book “ Freeing the Body: Freeing the Mind” by Michael Stone, and is currently composing her own book.