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1) Courses for Educators: SMART Workshops & PD Workshops
2) Mindful Yoga Teacher Training
3) MSC Mindful Self-Compassion Workshops
4) MBSR Workshops & Mindfulness Courses
5) Teaching Mindfulness to Teens & Young Adults
6) Courses for Parents, Children & Families
7) Community Courses
8) Conference Events
9) Silent Retreats

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1) 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

Mindfulness Everyday is pleased to offer a $50 subsidy to
Educational Assistants and Child and Youth Workers who wish to take SMART.

Apply HERE: Educational Assistant / Child and Youth Workers Subsidy Request Form

SMART Spring 2020

Special Rate for SMART Alumni who wish to take the full course again -
$200 (+$20 if you require a Participant Workbook)

Possible Funding Options: OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation) & ETFO (Elementary School Teachers Organization) & ETT (Elementary Toronto Teachers): Depending on the contract of each district, there are different funding options that are available for Professional Development Workshops, Conferences and Trainings. SMART may qualify as a Professional Development opportunity.

Workshop Name Facilitators Winter Spring 2020 Retreat Date Location Registration Here

Flyer Here




Angela Ventrice

April 21-June 16
4-6 pm

May 26
4-8 pm


Register HERE

SMART Spring 2020 Online Flyer

SMART Ryerson
5-Day Intensive


Heidi Bornstein & Stephen Chadwick with Diana Brecher, Deena Shaffer & Ann Rauhala

May 26 - June 9
10 am - 3 pm

Thursday        June 4, 2020
10 am - 3 pm

Ryerson University
Rogers Communications
80 Gould St.,
The Venn (RCC 103)
Toronto, ON M5B 2M7

Register HERE

SMART Spring 2020 Ryerson 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.

2) Mindful Yoga Teacher Training

MYTT Logo Mindful Yoga Teacher Training 2021
200+ Hour Dual Certification Program

Eligible Participants will receive:
1. Mindful Yoga Teacher Certificate &
2. SMARTeducation Certificate of Completion from UBC Faculty of Education


The Latvian Centre
4 Credit Union Dr,
North York, ON M4A 2N8

(Eglinton and DVP)

Map LanstaffMap

January to December 2021 (No sessions July & August)

Provisions will be made for missed classes


NataliaNatalia Fister
(416) 402-4963




Heidi Bornstein Email
(416) 721-2096


More Information HERE

Fee: $2,750
plus $200 materials fee

Registration opens September 2020

3) Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Workshops


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

Map LanstaffMap


MSC Workshop
for Gay Men

Weekly on Wednesdays (except May 4th which is on a Monday) | 6 - 9 pm
(No Session May 14)
May 4, 6, 20, 27,
June 3, 10, 17, 24

Silent Retreat: June 6, 2020 | 10 am-2 pm

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


MarkusMarkus Bohlmann PhD
(416) 528-3595


More information on the Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop HERE

Download an article on Mindful Self-compassion HERE

Download Flyer HERE

Register Now

Full Fee: $495 includes materials ($40 value)
Early Bird Discount: $445
(before March 31)
Alumni Fee: $260 (without materials)

MSC MaterialsA few partial subsidies available based on need. Pleawe contact Markus Bohlmann to arrange.

4) MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Workshops &
Mindfulness Courses

MBSR Workshop for Helping Professionals


The Hospital for Sick Kids
The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4



February 27 - April 23, 2020
5:30 - 8 PM  

Retreat: Sunday
April 19, 2020 | 10 AM - 4 PM

Download Flyer HERE:
MBSR at Sick Kids Winter 2020 Flyer



Heidi Bornstein
(416) 721-2096


Gwen MorganGwen Morgan
(447) 690-4705


Register Now

Full Fee: $400 includes materials
- Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn (soft copy)
- Home Practice Book
Alumni Fee: $250 includes
- Home Practice Book
FCLMBSR Workbook

Discounts and subsidies are available for those who are genuinely in need for financial assistance. Please contact

5) Teaching Mindfulness to Teens & Young Adults

6) Courses for Parents, Children & Families

7) Community Courses & Events

Oshawa Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Everyday Life


Amaranthine Salon & Spa
171 King St East
Oshawa , ON L1H 1C2


4-Week Course

Given the situation regarding the Coronavirus and the importance of reducing the risk of infection we have decided to postpone our course. 

Look forward to hearing from us about other dates- hopefully in the near future. 

In the meantime we send wishes that you stay safe, well and at ease as much as possible in the coming days. 

With warm hearts and kind regard, Daphne and Dawn 


Dawn Blessing



Daphne Marsella


Full Fee: $175

For more information
and to register,
contact Dawn Blessing
(807) 251-2899

Download Flyer HERE

8) Conference Events

Pan-Canadian Summit on K-12 Workplace Well-Being

Dates: November 2–4, 2020 | Edmontaon Alberta
Location: W MARRIOTT EDMONTON ICE DISTRICT 10344 102nd Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0K9 Canada

Summit Overview: While the well-being of K-12 staff is a high priority for schools and school districts across Canada, stress and burnout are still on the rise among superintendents, principals, teachers, and other teaching and non-teaching staff.

Are you ready to flip the script and find out HOW to create a more positive work environment that promotes the well-being of all staff? 

More information and Registration HERE

TDSB Parents as Partners Conference 2020

Parent as Partners Conference

A Mindful Society Conference 2020

Location: TORONTO, CANADA | MAY 1 – 4, 2020

Theme: ‘Our Present Future’ speaks to the inseparable nature of our present awareness and our global future. We are at a crossroads. Every action counts. The creation of a more mindful, compassionate, sustainable future is within reach – perhaps now more than ever – and it is up to us.

Buy Tickets HERE

Mindfulness Everyday Workshops:

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Date & Time: Saturday May 2, 2020: 1:30 to 2:30

Location: Faculty of Medicine Classrooms | For Mindfulness Facilitators, Educators and Helping professionals

For many practitioners, movement is one of the doorways into the practice, and more mindfulness-based workshops and courses have increasingly allowed more time in their workshops for mindful movement. This can be challenging for facilitators and teachers who have not received professional training in yoga, tai chi, chi gong or other mindful movement modalities. The workshop merges the two wisdom streams of Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness, exploring the essentials of guiding mindful movement in a way that enhances self-awareness and enhances the mind-body connection for participants and incorporates options for diversity, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, age, body size and shape, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, physical or mental health and physical or cognitive abilities. The focus of mindful movement instruction is bringing awareness to the sensations in the body and noticing when the mind has wandered and then gently bringing the attention back to sensations in the body, intentionally cultivating a greater awareness of and groundedness in the body, while noticing what is happening in the mind and emotions. The workshop will offer movement flows that compliment the themes of Mindfulness-based interventions (MBSR, MBCT, SMART) and provide information required to guide mindful movement/yoga practices safely and authentically, demonstrating modifications, posture options, clarification of contraindications, and a variety of movement flows, including the use of visualizations, that incorporate both the attitudes of mindfulness. It will utilize and show the effective use of language that is invitational This hour-long workshop will feature creative approaches and provide resources for mindfulness facilitators and teachers to use in professional, educational and community settings.

Participants will come away with:

  • A tool kit of innovative approaches and sequences for guiding mindful movement, incorporating supportive language
  • An understanding of the use of the attitudes of mindfulness to enhance the mind-body connection

Buy Tickets HERE

Sunday, May 4, 2020: 9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Faculty of Medicine Classrooms | For parents, educators and helping professionals

Learn about how to offer Mindful Parenting programs that support parents of kids with exceptionalities. What is accessible mindfulness and how do we offer it for parents? With fewer resources being accessible for stressed parents and kids, the need is high for all support networks surrounding our next generation to have approaches that actually work.
Research shows that parents of kids with anxiety, learning disabilities, on the autistic spectrum, and other exceptionalities have higher levels of stress. Requiring mindfulness modalities that are accessible, parents of exceptional kids report they don’t benefit from cookie cutter mindfulness approaches. Creating and researching new modalities that work for parents and their kids is exactly what we are doing.
This hour long workshop will feature the voices of parents experiencing challenges advocating for their kids in the education system, as well as present unique mindfulness modalities created to address the unique needs.
We will explore new and creative approaches that create change for kids and their parents and provide resources for parents to use at home and educators to use in educational and community settings.

Participants will come away with:

  • A tool kit of innovative activities and approaches for parents of exceptional kids
  • An understanding of the newest research on Mindful Parenting for kids with exceptionalities
  • Having experienced new hands on practices for Mindful Parents

Buy Tickets HERE

Sunday, May 4, 2020: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Faculty of Medicine Classrooms

No student can be ready and open to learning when they are struggling with stress, anxiety and worry. Mindfulness techniques and practices can help educators create classrooms that are focused, calm and engaged. Practicing mindfulness in the classroom can help students become aware of the internal feelings of stress, as they are arising, and how they are being expressed in their thoughts, emotions and in their bodies.

Imagine if mindfulness was not an add-on. We have assembled a toolkit of practical and accessible resources that can be used to embed mindfulness into an existing school curriculum (K-8). This workshop will explore the toolkit and introduce hands-on, arts-based approaches that encourage resilience for both students and educators. Our approach celebrates imagination and play and offers fun and creative ways for kids to reduce worry, deepen self-awareness and develop self-regulation.

Join us for an experiential workshop where we will dig into our mindful toolbox and explore together how these props, resources and activities can be incorporated into a classroom environment.

Participants will come away with:

  • A practical set of tools and techniques that can be used to bring mindfulness into the classroom
  • A vetted list of evidence-based research on using mindfulness with children and teens
  • An understanding of how art-based approaches can be used to explore mindfulness in an accessible and socially relevant manner

Buy Tickets HERE

9) Silent Retreats

Stay tuned......

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