I started informally meditating back in the late 1990’s. Back then we called it “Walking It Off”. Not a very complicated practice: Instead of flipping my lid at the spouse, the boss or the kids – I threw on whatever outerwear the weather dictated and energetically walked it off. Some would call it “in a huff”.
It’s funny because I instinctively allowed myself the space to NOT think about what I was dealing with…or better yet…trying to resist …or control.
It was my time and place to let it all go and just BE. To put the struggle down.
I still walk all these years later (not so much in a huff) but in 2000 I was introduced to meditation after a yoga class and I knew I had stumbled onto something that would change my life. And it did.
I have studied the subject of meditation for many years and have had a formal daily meditation practice for almost 10 years. I have also completed various courses on Meditation, Mindfulness and Buddhism and have been on meditation retreats in Canada, the U.S. and in South East Asia.
Meditation and Mindfulness practices have had such a profound and transformative impact on my life, that I wanted to share these practices, in an accessible and effective way.
I became a Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher (CMT) after completing a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield, PhD., and Tara Brach, PhD., of the Greater Good Science Centre at UC Berkeley, California, and the Awareness Training Institute. I also took the Mindfulness Teacher Training Program with Sean Fargo, Founder, Mindfulness Exercises.
It is my highest aspiration, as a fellow human being, to share these teachings, skills and tools to help people experience an easier, lighter, and saner way of Being in their life, through these practices in Awareness , Wisdom and Compassion.
Mindfulness and Meditation is simple… but it is not easy. It is not easy to Be Here Now.
I will however support your interest and efforts with a practical, understandable approach – with minimal “woo-woo”.
Give yourself the gift of ease, clarity, connection and recalibration by attending any of my talks, courses, workshops or book a 1:1 session for private instruction.**
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