My Heartfelt Intention
My desire and my passion, is to bring mindfulness practices and their benefits to all who welcome and seek more presence and well-being in their lives.
From my own life experience, I know that having a daily mindfulness practice, and living mindfully has the capacity to awaken our innate goodness, wisdom and compassion. In doing so, we create a community, and on a bigger scale, a society, of kindness and love, bringing compassion to the community at large and to ourselves, while bringing connection to the human experience, and courage to live authentically.
“My life changed when I decided to try Mindful Meditation sessions with Jill. My magical journey began when I met this extraordinary teacher whose insight and gentle manner were illuminating and uplifting. She helped me understand the meaning of ‘Mindfulness' to others and myself alike. She taught me to be kind to myself. She guided me in working through emotions. Learning to meditate with Jill and practicing meditation every day has helped me clear the cobwebs out of my mind, I am able to focus and think clearly. My mind feels calm and I have energy and enthusiasm for life...There are no words to express the gratitude I feel toward Jill. It’s an honor to know her.”
Education and Training
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, 2 year in-depth study, current
Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level, International Mindfulness Teacher’s Association (IMTA)
Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute of Neuroscience, UCLA
Intense Practice Program, Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute of Neuroscience, UCLA
The Power of Awareness, Mindfulness Training Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach
Integrative Health Coach, Institute of Integrated Nutrition
MA Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
A journey to find deep peace, clarity and fulfillment, and personal growth
My mindfulness journey began years ago when I was experiencing significant health challenges. I had trouble breathing walking up the stairs. I’d bend over to kiss my daughter goodnight and I’d gasp for breath. I was winded bringing in the groceries from the car. Being an avid runner at the time and in excellent shape, I was concerned.
After a two hour consultation with a specialist, he said, “Jill, physically your fine. Stress is your issue. If I’ve ever met a person who could be a poster child for someone that needed to meditate, it’s you.” Little did I know this MD had a long time meditation practice of his own. I took what he said to heart and found a local meditation workshop that week. I practiced mindfulness meditation every day and after three weeks, my symptoms had completely disappeared. Intrigued, because I have to say, I really thought there was something wrong with me, I continued with my daily mindfulness practice.
Over time, I realized mindfulness was impacting all areas of my life. I was handling stress significantly better. I was able to focus better on my work and I was more present in my life and the world around me. I was a more present mother, and I was no longer as reactive to the stressors in my life. I felt kindness and compassion towards myself and those around me. Most remarkably, the nature of a very difficult relationship changed. The tumultuous feelings that wiped me out after these encounters, no longer even appeared. With mindfulness, my buttons were no longer pushed so easily and I stopped reacting to this person.
With mindfulness I have found my own source and connection to self love, self kindness, and an open hearted view of the world.
Mindfulness allowed me to make powerful and beneficial shifts in my life, all of which I could not possibly share here. It has truly transformed my life and the way I am in the world. The gratitude that I feel for the practice is immense. I feel it’s my calling to share this gift with others and be a guide, for those that want to experience profound change in their lives.
My mission is to bring mindfulness and well-being to all who seek change in their lives. Helping others develop a deep awareness of self through mindfulness and discover their most authentic nature is my true calling.
If this speaks to you, I’d love you to join me in this journey.