Zayda Vallejo

About The Teacher

Zayda Vallejo, MLitt, is an adjunct faculty member at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health. For the past 18 years, she has served as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor, teacher, and supervisor of professionals who aspire to teach MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (CFM). Since 2014 Zayda has been a consultant at the Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion where she is part of a team that developed The Mindfulness Training for Primary Care program. In 2008, she co-developed a Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Program for women in addiction recovery for the Boston Public Health Commission. In 2014 she co-founded The HeartWell Institute, a non-profit community organization in Worcester, MA dedicated to foster contemplative practices and wellness education. In 2012 Zayda received the 200-hour the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training Certification.


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