Cheryl Jones

  • Director of Mindfulness, Aetna
  • Former Personal Trainer to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Recognized Health and Wellness Expert
  • Author of "Mindful Exercise, A Bridge Between Yoga and Exercise"; "Thriving When Your Cosmic Egg Is Cracked: A Mindful Journey"

Cheryl L. Jones has dedicated her entire career to helping others live a healthier lifestyle. She was a personal trainer to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and is a recognized expert in health and wellness. Today, Cheryl is a published author and sought-after leader of mindfulness programs that are transforming lives.

As the director of mindfulness at Aetna, Cheryl has been at the forefront of the mindfulness revolution in the workplace and in healthcare. Her mindfulness work with women—through workshops, retreats and coaching sessions—empowers them to build resilience, live more fully and thrive in all areas of life.

 
  

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Cheryl’s presentation at the American Heart Association’s Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon was flawless. She captured everyone’s attention with her inspirational message as well as her poise and grace.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Cheryl Jones
  • American Heart Association Greater Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon
  • ESPN Executive Round Table
  • Movement Is Life National Caucus on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health Disparities, Washington, D.C.
  • Elle@Legrand Women’s Leadership Conference
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • H.E.B. Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Wellness Council of Tampa Bay Conference
  • Colorado Culture of Health Conference
  • The Mindful Business Conference, New York City
  • LiveBrilliance Mindfulness Conference, Villanova University
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Create a Resilient Workplace Culture of Well-Being

Developing a mindfulness strategy. Audience takeaways:  • Gain a clear understanding of mindfulness and meditation• Practice mindfulness and experience the benefits• Be empowered with practical tips and tools to apply now• Identify at least one small change they will make immediately• Leave feeling ...

Developing a mindfulness strategy.

Audience takeaways: 

• Gain a clear understanding of mindfulness and meditation
• Practice mindfulness and experience the benefits
• Be empowered with practical tips and tools to apply now
• Identify at least one small change they will make immediately
• Leave feeling inspired to live a life of meaning and purpose
• Be introduced to resources for continued growth

Mindful Exercise

Connecting your body and brain to age gracefully.  Audience takeaways:  • Gain a clear understanding of mindfulness and meditation• Practice mindfulness and experience the benefits• Be empowered with practical tips and tools to apply now• Identify at least one small change they will make immediately ...

Connecting your body and brain to age gracefully. 

Audience takeaways: 

• Gain a clear understanding of mindfulness and meditation
• Practice mindfulness and experience the benefits
• Be empowered with practical tips and tools to apply now
• Identify at least one small change they will make immediately
• Leave feeling inspired to live a life of meaning and purpose
• Be introduced to resources for continued growth

The Mindful Path to Well-Being

Building resilience to thrive in all areas of life. Audience takeaways:  • Gain a clear understanding of mindfulness and meditation• Practice mindfulness and experience the benefits• Be empowered with practical tips and tools to apply now• Identify at least one small change they will make immediatel ...

Building resilience to thrive in all areas of life.

Audience takeaways: 

• Gain a clear understanding of mindfulness and meditation
• Practice mindfulness and experience the benefits
• Be empowered with practical tips and tools to apply now
• Identify at least one small change they will make immediately
• Leave feeling inspired to live a life of meaning and purpose
• Be introduced to resources for continued growth

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Biography

Cheryl L. Jones has dedicated her entire career to helping others live a healthier lifestyle. She was a personal trainer to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and is a recognized expert in health and wellness. Today, Cheryl is a published author and sought-after leader of mindfulness programs that are transforming lives.

As the director of mindfulness at Aetna, Cheryl has been at the forefront of the mindfulness revolution in the workplace and in healthcare. Her mindfulness work with women—through workshops, retreats and coaching sessions—empowers them to build resilience, live more fully and thrive in all areas of life.

She holds a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Connecticut and a Certificate in Spirituality from the University of Saint Joseph. Cheryl completed three in-person professional trainings in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness. This program, developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, is considered the gold standard of research-based mindfulness meditation training.

  • MBSR for Health Care Professionals, 1996
  • MBSR Professional Internship, 1998
  • MBSR Teacher Development Intensive, 2002

Cheryl is the author of Mindful Exercise, A Bridge Between Yoga and Exercise and Thriving When Your Cosmic Egg Is Cracked: A Mindful Journey. A mother of two, she lives in Connecticut.