Jill Kranitz is a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She’s a Certified Mindfulness Teacher with the International Mindfulness Teacher’s Association and a graduate of MMTCP. She continues to work with her mentor, Jill Satterfield, and sits on yearly silent retreats.
She’s been on an eight year healing journey dealing with chronic health conditions stemming from Lyme disease and mold exposure, which has greatly influenced her practice and teaching.
Her background as an artist and her MA in psychology allow her to have an enhanced outlook and understanding of our inner and outer worlds. jillkranitz.com
Barbara Crisp’s dedicated Insight Meditation practice and desire to give back prompted her to begin teacher training/certification in 2014 – Mindful Schools (2015), UMass MBSR (2017), Koru Mindfulness (2018), and UC Berkeley/Sounds True MMTCP (2021, Cynthia Wilcox – mentor). Her intention as a teacher is to be of service, sharing her own experiences of practice, as well as those connected to on-going chronic health conditions from long term mold exposure. Barbara teaches mindfulness at Arizona State University, as well as online and out of her home studio. She is keenly aware of the need that exists in our world for an intentional mindfulness skillset. email@example.com
Leah Samaha is a mindfulness and meditation teacher, educator, and facilitator. With a background in yoga and mindful movement and a deep interest in somatic psychology, Leah passionately explores embodied approaches to mindfulness and meditation. At the age of 28, she experienced her first ever migraine that quickly transformed into debilitating daily headaches. While the traditional medical model considered her a mystery, mindfulness and meditation offered a roadmap (though squiggly and not very linear) towards greater friendliness and compassion with her body and mind. Leah’s teaching style and practice interweaves curiosity, compassion, and embodied awareness. She is a current student in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training Certification program, and deeply honors her teachers Be Shakti, Jill Satterfield, Jonathan Foust, and Talya Vogel.
Jessica Dixon is a Mindfulness and Meditation teacher and coach, living in Chicago, IL. She specializes in working with clients with chronic pain, drawing on her own experiences with years of chronic daily migraines. She is a graduate of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training Certification Program, and has worked with Jill Satterfield as a mentor. Her teaching style emphasizes gentle experimentation and self-compassion.