Joslyn Hitter

Meditation Teacher
A native Angeleno and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Joslyn Hitter attended Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland for high school and American University in Washington, D.C., for undergraduate study. After a stint in NYC working in fashion publishing, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she worked and studied hatha yoga closely with Tias and Surya Little, studied Ayurveda with David Frawley, and studied Sanskrit with Nicholai Bachmann. She first studied insight meditation in 2008 and began a dedicated daily practice in 2012. Joslyn’s approach is greatly informed by her multiple masters’ degrees in Eastern classics, counseling psychology, and depth psychology with an emphasis in somatic studies. “You already have everything that you need to practice mindfulness meditation, and you already know how to do it,” she says. “Being mindful just means being alive and feeling free. Feeling free to make choices instead of reacting. Feeling free to go inside yourself to find peace and ease, instead of depending on things from the outside to feel good.” She credits Donald Rothberg, Trudy Goodman, Spring Washam, and Arinna Weisman as her sources of inspiration and motivation for sharing the practices of loving awareness with communities suffering from intergenerational trauma and systemic violence. Since 2008, Joslyn has sat over 350 nights of retreat at Spirit Rock, and she has practiced Ashtanga yoga since 2000.
Dorset Vermont United States
  • Insight Meditation
  • Trauma Healing
  • Plant Medicine
Joslyn Hitter



  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center

    Community Dharma Leaders Program Nov 2019 - Nov 2021 (2 years)
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center

    Dedicated Practitioners Program Apr 2017 - Apr 2019 (2 years)
  • InsightLA

    Facilitator Training Jan 2016 - Dec 2016 (a year)
  • UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

    Mindfulness Facilitator Jan 2015 - Dec 2015 (a year)


  • Pacifica Graduate Institute

    Master of Arts in Depth Psychology 2015 - 2017
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute

    Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology 2008 - 2010
  • St. John's College

    Master of Arts in Eastern Classics 2003 - 2004