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A) Courses for Educators: SMART and PD Workshops
B) Mindful Self-Compassion Workshops
C) MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshops, Introduction to Mindfulness, Monthly Grad Meet-ups Schedule
D) Conference Events
E) Community Courses
F) Courses for Parents and Teens
G) Retreats

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A) Courses for Educators and Professional Support Staff


SMART: Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques for Educators and Helping Professionals

SmartEducation™ is an evidence-based program coordinated by SmartUBC that specifically targets the needs of K-12 and post secondary educators and professional support staff, with a strong emphasis on the cultivation of mindful awareness including elements of self-compassion, emotional literacy, self-regulation skills, optimism and self-care.

The SmartEducation™ program involves experiential activities in mindfulness including: meditation, emotional awareness and movement.   Weekly meetings also contain presentations and group discussions that include:

Certificate of Completion: Successful participants are eligible to receive a certificate of completion from UBC Faculty of Education

SMART Summer 2019 Intensives - $525


  1. 5-Day Intensive SMART Courses for Educators, Professional Support Staff & Helping Professionals

  2. 3-Day Foundational Concepts for SMART Facilitators

More information on the SMART Facilitator Training Certification Pathway HERE

SMART 5-Day Intensive (includes SMART Participant Manual): The 9-session, 20 hour SMART program delivered in a 5-day format. Schedule Details in the flyers. Requirement for the SMART 3-Day Foundational Concepts.
SMART Summer 5-Day Intensive format:

Monday 10 am - 4 pm (SMART sessions 1 & 2)
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm (SMART sessions 3 & 4)
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm SMART sessions 5 & 6)
Thursday 10 am - 3 pm (SMART session 7 - retreat)
Friday 10 am - 4 pm (SMART sessions 8 & 9)

SMART 3-Day Foundations (includes SMART Facilitator Training Notes): This 20-hour workshop introduces the SMART curriculum to potential facilitators and provides valuable information about how mindfulness and compassion-based approaches can help teachers and professional support staff to manage the stressful demands of their workplace, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the skill set of the facilitator in delivering the SMART program.
Requirement of the SMART Facilitator Training Certification Pathway.

Workshop Name Facilitators Summer 2019 Retreat Date Location Registration Here

Flyer Here

5-Day Intensive

Maximum 20

Ameeta Dudani

Tuesday - Saturday
July 2 - 6, 2019
10 am - 4 pm

July 5, 2019
10 am - 3 pm

Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

SMART Summer 2019 TORONTO Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 TORONTO Flyer

5-Day Intensive
Maximum 25

Heidi Bornstein
Stephen Chadwick
Lois Lorimer

Monday - Friday
July 8 - 12, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

July 11, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Saint Paul University
Salle MULTI Room
223 Main Street,
Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4

SMART Summer 2019 OTTAWA Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 OTTAWA Flyer

SMART 5-Day Intensive

Maximum 25

Heidi Bornstein
Stephen Chadwick

Monday - Friday
August 19 - 23, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

August 22, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

Crystal View Elementary School in the Library
2662 Silverstone Way,
Victoria, B.C. V9B 6A6

SMART Summer 2019 VICTORIA Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 VICTORIA Flyer

SMART Toronto
3-Day Foundational Concepts

Maximum 25

Heidi Bornstein
Stephen Chadwick

Tuesday - Thursday
July 23 - 25, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm


Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

SMART Summer 2019 3-Day Foundations Registration Form SMART Summer 2019 3-Day Foundations Flyer

1-Day Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Workshop

Fee: $75
$50 for SMART 3-Day participants

Dr. Ameeta Dudani

July 26, 2019


Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

TSM Summer 2019 Registration Form TSM Summer 2019 Flyer

For more information on smartEducation™ and the collaboration with smartUBC, click here
If you would like more information on how to have SMART brought to your school or school board, please contact us.

B) MSC - Mindful Self-Compassion

Danforth MSC Workshop - Spring 2019


The Estonian House
958 Broadview Ave,
East York, ON M4K 2R6

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A Taste of Mindful Self-Compassion

You have heard about mindful self-compassion (MSC) or are simply curious about what it is and how mindful self-compassion would benefit you and your life?

Please join us for a half-day of mindful self-compassion where you will learn about the power of mindful self-compassion. You will engage in life-changing self-compassion practices that you will be able to incorporate immediately into your daily life so that you may hold yourself with more ease, understanding, and kindness.


MarkusMarkus Bohlmann
(416) 528-3595

Register Now

Download an article on Mindful Self-compassion HERE


Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 10 am until 1:30 pm

Cost: $25
to be applied to full MSC Course if you register

Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30 pm

May 21 - July 9, 2019

Retreat: June 22, 2019
10 am - 1:30 pm

More information on the Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop HERE

Register Now

Participants are encouraged to bring a journal to the course for their reflections.

Full Fee: $475
Student/low-income: $400
A few partial subsidies available based on need

It is recommended that participants read one or both of following books before or during the program:
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer

C) MBSR Workshops & Monthly Grad Meet-ups

Special rate for MBSR Alumni who wish to take the workshop again $200 (+$15 if you reqiure a Participant Workbook)

Richmond Hill MBSR Workshops & Monthly Grad Meet-ups


Canadian Academy of
Therapeutic Arts

120 Newkirk Road Unit 12
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9S7

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Monthly Grad Meet-ups

Last Tuesday of the month, beginning January 2019

7:15 - 9 pm


NaomiNaomi Nurgitz

(905) 884-6706


Fee: $20

Download Flyer HERE

Please call or email Naomi to reserve your spot.

Downtown MBSR Workshop


Miles Nadel JCC
750 Spadina Ave,
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2

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Spring 2019

April 18 - June 13, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 pm

MBSR All-Day Retreat
Sunday, June 2, 2019
10:00 am- 4:00 pm


Register Now
Laurie Arron
(416) 839-7178

Register Now


$360 Members / $405 General
3% CIF
plus HST charges may apply

Program fee includes course material and admission to a one-day silent retreat.

Please register ahead of time.
If you require information regarding the program, please email the program manager at

D) Conference Events

Stay tuned for new opportunities

E) Community Courses

Introductory 1/2 Day Workshop to Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Everyday Life with Dawn Blessing, RN,BSN,MSN

Date: Sunday June 2, 2019 | 1:00—5:00 pm 

Location: Cliffcrest Fitness, 2967 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1M 1P1

Fee: $75 | Download Flyer HERE

For More Information or to Register, contact Dawn Blessing (807) 251-2899 |

In this half-day workshop you will learn how to practice Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and experience for yourself how they may be of benefit to you in your daily life. You will leave with practices and resources that you can use right away-at home, work and even in the midst of busy days and chaos.

What Will We Explore?

  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices.
  • How to stop being so hard on yourself and why this matters.
  • How to relate pain, suffering and difficult emotions.
  • How to improve your relationship with others.
  • Getting to know your own basic goodness.

Naturally Mindful: Introduction to Mindfulness
Meditation in Nature Spring 2019

A 6-week course at the Kortright Centre for Conservation

This unique 6-week course will help you to cultivate the practice and attitudes of mindfulness meditation in daily life by learning from your own experiences and from the wisdom of nature. Each two-hour session includes teachings, guided practices indoors and outdoors, periods of silence, journaling, and group discussion. In the tradition of most mindfulness courses, this course includes a day-long silent retreat (further information about the retreat will be given in the course). Participants will be given a folder. Each week, handouts and readings will be added. There will be suggested home practices given weekly.

Dates: Fridays 10 am - 12 pm | April 5 - May 17, 2019

Silent retreat: Sunday May 5, 10 am - 3 pm

Cost: $299+HST

Facilitator: Ameeta Dudani, mental health practitioner and mindfulness teacher

To register, visit: or call 905-832-2289l

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F) Courses for Parents & Teens - Spring 2019

The Radical Art of Mindfulness:
6 Week Online Group to Care for Ourselves Deeply
with Sue Hutton

Open to all levels | By Donation

Dates: Wednesdays 8 - 9 pm | April 17 - May 22, 2019

Radical: (Oxford Dictionary) Especially of change or action, relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough. "a radical overhaul of the existing regulatory framework" I invite you to explore the radical act of going deeply within.

Using Mindfulness techniques taught in a engaging, fun and supportive way you will have a 6 week experience of nurturing yourself in a new way. We will cover the full Mindfulness Curriculum taught in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs, yet in creative ways with the aim to make them customizable for you. Using everyday activities, the arts and traditional Mindfulness techniques, we will explore the act of caring deeply for ourselves.

You’ll get:

  • A tool kit of new Mindfulness approaches
  • Digital meditation links for daily use
  • Home practice workbook to help get creative in radically caring for yourself.

Fee: By donation. Please offer based on your income. Anywhere from zero - $350 is welcome. Very much appreciated, and fully honoured wherever you are at in your income right now. There should be no barriers to attend.


Download Flyer HERE

Facilitator: Sue Hutton, BSW, MSW with over 30 years Mindfulness practice and over 20 years social work.  Sue is a social worker, a singer, a human rights advocate, a single mom who lives by Mindfulness to keep life together. She has practiced Mindfulness for over 30 years, & has completed the professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has led Mindfulness groups and programs with over 1000 amazing people in diverse communities: the cancer community, staff in the prison system, parents of kids with disabilities, teachers in trauma settings, mental health settings, the autism community, social workers.

G) Retreats

Days of Mindfulness for Educators

The day is from 10 am until 3 pm. Cost for the full day is $25.00. Parking is FREE.

Mindfulness Everyday, in partnership with Discover Mindfulness, offers day long retreats for anyone who is taking or has taken a SMART Workshop. More Information HERE



With Shawna Watson & Triti Namiranian
Sunday May 5, 2019

Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2R6

Register HERE

All Day Silent Retreat - MBSR / MBCT / SMART

The day is from 10 am until 4 pm.
Cost for the full day is $25.00 - free for those in a current workshop.
Parking is FREE.

Mindfulness Everyday offers all-day retreats for anyone who is taking or has taken the MBSR, MBCT or SMART Workshop. This is an opportunity to reconnect with or deepen your practice with a day of silence.
Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a sweater, perhaps a blanket or shawl, your yoga mat, water, mindful lunch, and anything else you might need to take care of yourself.

More Information HERE



With Gwen Morgan, Anna Woo & Allison McGee:
Sunday June 2, 2019

Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2R6

Register HERE