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About | Jennifer Innes

Jennifer Innes, MSc

Jennifer is a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher, a mindful self-compassion (MSC) teacher-in-training, and a certified Sivananda yoga teacher. She founded Ottawa Meditation & Wellness Inc. as a platform to teach mindfulness, self-compassion and MBSR to anyone wanting to live with greater physical and mental ease and well-being.
In the choice to let go of your known way of being, the whole world is revealed to your new eyes. - Danna Faulds

Jennifer’s desire to teach comes from personally experiencing the transformative benefits of these practices.

Jennifer is qualified by the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR program. She has also completed the university’s MBSR program in mind–body medicine as well as mindfulness-based eating awareness training with Jean Kristeller. More recently, she completed the MSC teacher training offered by the University of San Diego California, Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion.

She is a dedicated practitioner of insight meditation and has deepened her personal practice through studies in Buddhism, several silent retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre, and Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She has had the opportunity to be taught by many respected mindfulness teachers and practitioners, including Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, among many others.

Her formal education includes a master of science in comparative politics from the London School of Economics in the UK, and bachelor of arts degrees in both political science and psychology from the University of Ottawa. Prior to teaching mindfulness, Jennifer enjoyed a career in security and intelligence at the Privy Council Office in the Government of Canada.

In her 20s, Jennifer took a year off to travel around the world, mostly in Asia. She has also been a yoga practitioner for over 20 years. Her interests include a passion for cultivating mind, heart and body wellness. She loves hiking and cross-country skiing and spending time with her four children who inspire her to be fully present.

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  • Welcome to Ottawa Meditation & Wellness!

    This website is the culmination of six years of dedicated personal practice combined with mindfulness training, a journey that took me to many parts of the United States and Canada. I began this journ

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