I started meditating in 1990, while using a holistic approach to recover from anxiety and depression. Since then, meditation has become an integral part of my life.
I have received meditation training from the Shambhala Centre, the Zen Centre in Toronto as well as Transformative Mindfulness International. I am a Certified Meditation Instructor by the Satyam Shivan Sudaram Centre in India and certified Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner with training in India and Nepal. I have also completed the Foundations of Mindfulness Certificate Program at the University of Toronto. My PhD is in Adult Education, and my Master’s Degree, in Counselling Psychology. I have a diploma in Human Services Counselling with a focus on addictions and mental health. I have also spent five years in a contemplative community in Northern Ontario experimenting with mindfulness as a tool to seek meaning.
I am grateful for the opportunity to support others in getting so many benefits from mindfulness which I see in my own life. p>