Christiane Wolf

Christiane Wolf is a former doctor, internationally known mindfulness and Insight (Vipassana) meditation teacher. She was trained as a gynecologist in Berlin, Germany and also holds a doctorate in psychosomatic medicine.
She is passionate about translating ancient wisdom teachings into accessible and applicable modern-day language. She aims to live from the heart informed by the brain and inspires her students to explore the same.

She is the author of “Outsmart Your Pain – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind” and the co-author of the classic training manual for mindfulness teachers “A Clinician’s Guide To Teaching Mindfulness”. Christiane is the lead-consultant and teacher trainer for the VA’s (US Department of Veteran Affairs) National Mindfulness Facilitator Training and a senior teacher at InsightLA.

She is the proud parent of three amazing humans and can usually be found exploring the mountains around Los Angeles.


Upcoming retreats



26 May - 2 June 2024
Vipassana Retreat with Christiane Wolf and Viveka Blom Nygren
Motto – teachers

"Those who are awake live in a constant state of amazement"

Jack Kornfield