About

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 an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Samuel Merritt University. She is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher; her certification was granted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. She teaches the MBSR Program in English at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, and in Spanish at Kara, a non-profit organization based in Palo Alto, California. She also teaches the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program at the University of California-San Francisco’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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 mindfulness-based workshops, training programs, and courses, including a postgraduate course on Mindfulness at Work at the Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina). Valeria was born in Córdoba, Argentina and holds a Ph.D. in International Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (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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