Cheryl Jones

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.