at Metta Movement and Meditation Studio

Thursdays 11:15-12:00



Starting January 3, join me onThursdays for “Meditate & Reset,” my drop-in class at Metta from 11:15-12:00 – this mid-day meditation will help you destress from your morning and head into your afternoon feeling refreshed and focused. A quick mid-day meditation can help you head into the rest of your day feeling balanced…it’s also an effective way to boost focus, creativity and productivity!

Mindful Kids!

Series 1


A five- week series

at Beehive Studio

Mondays 4:30-5:30
March 18, 25, April 1, April 8, April 15


New Hintonburg location for early spring 2019!

Join us for a 5 week Mindful Kids series! A hands on series that will teach kids ages 6-10 how to bring more mindfulness into their daily routine! Walk away with mindfulness techniques that kids can immediately begin implementing at home and at school!

Mindfulness can help children develop compassion, curiosity, empathy, focus and attention.

Your child will learn tools like mindful breathing, mindful listening, mindful emotions and mindful eating. What’s more, it’s all taught in a playful, fun way that kids love!

Series dates: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 from 4:30-5:30 at Beehive Studio (78 Hinton Ave N, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0Z8)

Cost: $150 per child

Pre-registration required


For more information or if you have questions:




Mindful Self-Compassion (8-Week Workshop)


October 25 - December 13, 2018 with a 1/2 day retreat on November 24

Modern  life comes with happiness and inevitable challenges. While we feel  compassion for others who may be struggling, we rarely extend that compassion to ourselves. Instead we can be our own worst critics.  Mindful Self- Compassion helps us shift the direction of our attention to ourselves so that we receive the same caring we offer to others. In this way we can live our best lives even when life is difficult.

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

Combining  mindfulness and compassion practise, the Mindful Self-Compassion  program was developed by researcher Kristin Neff and psychologist Christopher Germer. Their research has shown that self-compassion  greatly enhances emotional wellbeing and connection. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits.

With the full MSC workshop curriculum, you’ll learn:

-how to stop being so hard on yourself

- how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease

- how to motivate yourself more effectively with

encouragement as opposed to criticism

- how to transform difficult relationships

Your guides for the course are Erin McCarthy and Scheherzade (Sher) Van Aarle. Both are trained in Mindful Self-Compassion from the Univerity of California (San Diego) and are long-time meditators.