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Upcoming Courses and Programs

Supporting positive change, well-being, and mindful living.

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A 5-Day Online Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, July 28th to August 2nd, 2023

This traditional insight mindfulness meditation retreat will offer silent periods of sitting and walking meditation as well times for practice discussions.

Each day there will be a talk and systematic meditation instructions on the four foundations of mindfulness that are embedded in lovingkindness. These teachings and practices will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity, wisdom, and compassion; and foster the depth of practice.


Online Eight-Week MBSR Program, May 17th to July 5th, 2023 (Wednesday Evenings)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is a highly respected program within the medical community for dealing with stress, pain, illness, and the demands of daily life. It was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. MBSR is not an alternative to traditional or psychological treatments but is a complement to those approaches.


10-Week Online MBSR Essentials Training, May 11, 2023 to July 13, 2023 

MBSR Essentials is the first step in MBSR Teacher Training Pathway. It offers a highly experiential exploration of the MBSR curriculum, cultivating evidence-based teaching competencies and understanding from the inside out. Whether you intend to teach MBSR or integrate mindfulness into your professional field in other ways, Essentials is a special opportunity to deepen practice. As we discover greater degrees of freedom in our own lives, we are able to bring the essential transformative elements of mindfulness to others in the service of minimizing harm and maximizing human flourishing.

Successful completion of all elements of the Teacher Training Pathway leads to Certification as an MBSR teacher by the Global Mindfulness Collaborative, of which the Centre For Mindfulness Canada (CFMC)  and Mindfulness Center at Brown University (MC@B) are members.


Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training (October 2023)

Would you like to become a Certified  Laughter Yoga Leader with Laughter Yoga International?
Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL)! Whether you plan to start your own Laughter Yoga Club, offer sessions in businesses and health centres, or share more laughter with friends and family, this weekend will immerse you in the joy of laughter. Graduates receive a Certificate from Dr. Madan Kataria’s Laughter Yoga International.  The training is presented by the Centre for Mindfulness Canada, North Vancouver.