In the choice to let go of your known way of being, the whole world is revealed to your new eyes. - Danna Faulds
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.