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, PhD, is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher (University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society) offering mindfulness courses, trainings and retreats since 2015. She is a faculty member of Bob Stahl’s ART Mindfulness Programs, where she has been teaching the MBSR Program since 2017; an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Samuel Merritt University, where she teaches a 3-credit course on MBSR and the Neuroscience of Change; and a mindfulness instructor at the University of California-San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she teaches the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program to cancer patients and their caregivers. Once a year, she teaches the MBSR Program in Spanish for a non-profit organization in Palo Alto, California. Valeria is also a support teacher of the online course Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation and serves as a mentor in the Noble Eightfold Path Program, both offered through the Insight Meditation Center (IMC), in Redwood City, California.

In addition to teaching these programs, Valeria has developed and delivered a wide range of mindfulness-based courses and training programs and has led silent meditation retreats in English and Spanish, both in the US and abroad, for universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations. As the founder and director of Samma Sati, she is committed to promoting and supporting the health and well-being of individuals and groups. 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 at IMC since 2012, under the supervision of Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella. She lives in Menlo Park, California.

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