Zayda Vallejo, M.Litt. is a faculty member at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard University Medical School’s Cambridge Health Alliance. Since 2006 Zayda has been training professionals who aspire to teach the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society, and conducting MBSR supervisions and mentoring for other institutions.
Zayda is second author of the Mindfulness Training for Primary Care (MTPC) curriculum developed by the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard University Medical School’s Cambridge Health Alliance. In 2015 she co-authored a manual for mental health clinicians “Treating Co-occurring Adolescent PTSD and Addiction: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents with Trauma and Substance-Abuse Disorders”. In 2008 she co-authored “Moment-by-Moment in Women's Recovery: A Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Program,” (available now as a free download), published by SAMHSA and Northeastern University.
Zayda was born in Colombia, South America - completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago and a master’s degree in Political Economics at Oxford University in England. She holds a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Kripalu School of Yoga. She has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1978.