Director and Founder of Samma Sati

Samma Sati, founded and directed by Valeria Galetto, is an organization dedicated to the study, teaching, practice and dissemination of mindfulness.

Valeria Galetto is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, certified by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a member of Dr. Robert Stahl’s teaching team at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California. Starting in the spring of 2020, she will teach the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program at the University of California-San Francisco. Valeria is also a teacher of the online course Introduction to Meditation and serves as a mentor in the Noble Eightfold Path Program, both offered through the Insight Meditation Center, in Redwood City, California. In addition, she has taught silent meditation retreats in the United States and Argentina and has designed and taught workshops and training programs for companies and non-governmental organizations. Lastly, she has developed and taught a postgraduate course on Mindfulness in the Workplace at the Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina). Valeria was born in Córdoba, Argentina and holds a PhD in International Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Valeria has studied and practiced meditation since 2012, under the supervision of Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella.  She lives in Menlo Park, California.

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