Introductory Mindfulness Workshops

Three-Hour Workshop

Are you curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience.
Ottawa Meditation & Wellness Inc. is offering a three-hour introductory workshop on these powerful mental health practices that allow us to see what’s going on in our lives more clearly and discover new ways of relating to stress.
Once you have been practicing for a period of time, it is almost inconceivable that you ever could have managed without it in your life—it is that powerful, and also that subtle, because at the same time it doesn’t seem like any kind of ‘big deal.’ Mindfulness is both nothing special and incredibly special, totally ordinary and completely extraordinary, all at the same time. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness meditation invites us to let go of judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind while approaching whatever we are experiencing with kindness toward both ourselves and others.

This 2,600-year-old Buddhist practice is now widely used in Western medicine and psychology to reduce stress and anxiety, lift mood, and promote overall health and well-being. Mindfulness is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible, and focused.

This workshop is a great opportunity to experience what mindfulness is and to leave being able to start a practice of your own. During the workshop, you will:

  • learn how to meditate
  • get a taste of different mindfulness practices
  • learn about the benefits and misconceptions of meditation
  • learn to respond more effectively to stress
  • participate in an open forum to discuss mindfulness and ask questions
  • be provided with a recording for future practice

We also offer four week and day-long introductory workshops as well as shorter “taster” sessions.

Upcoming Introductory Mindfulness Workshops

Location, Date & Cost

Upward Dog Yoga Centre (or ONLINE via Zoom depending on COVID-19 restrictions)
Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion
Sunday, September 27, 2020
3:00-6:00 PM

To register, please contact Jennifer at

Cost: $92.50

Westboro location to be confirmed
Introduction to Mindfulness
Sunday, October 4, 2020
3:00-6:00 PM

To register, please contact Jennifer at

Cost: $92.50

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