Jillayne Sorenson Psy.D, RYT

Certified MBSR Instructor/Registered Yoga Instructor

Jillayne Sorenson PsyD, RYT, Yoga, Mindfulness, MBSR Portland Oregon

Sharing the healing benefits of mindfulness has been a beautiful path of learning, discovery and deepening connection. As a mindfulness educator, psychologist and movement teacher I’ve had the great good fortune to work in both community and research settings, teaching evidence-based methods to meet life’s challenges with more ease, balance and peace of mind.

I first began studying and practicing mindfulness and meditation while completing my doctoral studies in psychology over twenty years ago, and it has been the focus of my work as a clinician, writer and educator ever since. 

Teaching MBSR was a natural step along this path. I completed Instructor Training and Certification in Mindulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness where MBSR was developed, and later trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Zindel Segal who co-authored that program. As one of the first cohort of instructors for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance (MBEB) curriculum, I had the opportunity to work with elementary and middle school educators, counselors and administrators exploring the benefits of mindfulness in and outside the classroom.

Though now mostly retired from teaching, I continue to explore and write about mindfulness as a path of engagement and activism in daily life.