JoAnn Saccato, MA
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JoAnn Saccato, MA is a mindfulness teacher, life-coach, author, inspirational speaker, educator and consultant living in the hills of Northern California. She is the author of Companioning the Sacred Journey: A Guide to Creating a Compassionate Container for Your Spiritual Practice and the forthcoming book, Mindful and Intentional Living: A Path to Peace, Clarity and Freedom.
JoAnn devoted 10 years living remotely off grid in a 16x16 foot single room cabin without automobile access, running water, refrigeration, or indoor plumbing. With her canine companion, Shyla, by her side, she completed her Bachelors and Masters degree (Co-creating Sustainable Futures) at Sonoma State University Hutchins School of Liberal Studies. She also took pilgrimage to India, helped found the Lake County Community Co-op (Lake Co-op) in Lake County, CA.
She has over 20 years of mindfulness practice and received her dharma name in the Thich Nhat Hanh lineage, Awakened Presence of the Heart, while receiving the Three Jewels and Five Mindfulness Trainings at Camp Latize in 2007, and her Tibetan dharma name, Joyful Deathless White Tara, from Lama Kunga Rinpoche in 2014.
Her book, Companioning the Sacred Journey: A Guide to Creating a Compassionate Container for Your Spiritual Practice was published in 2013. Her forthcoming book, Mindful and Intentional Living: A Path to Peace, Clarity and Freedom. is due out in Winter, 2017.
"There is a beautiful depth and simplicity to your writing and I really appreciate it." ~ Nancy Perrin
"She speaks from a place of openness and authenticity of one who has experienced and embodies her message" ~ Norb Yates