In this interactive one-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic principles of mindfulness and mindfulness practice. The content is grounded in neuroscience and psychology, with practical tips and techniques that can be readily applied to daily life, helping to improve mental focus, emotional resilience, and increase overall wellbeing. A Taste of Mindfulness is geared towards a broad audience. Prior knowledge of mindfulness or experience with mindfulness practice is not required.
This workshop provides a taste of Colin’s 8 week experiential program – The Art of Mindfulness: which is based on the world class Search Inside Yourself series, developed by Google, which is designed to help individuals develop emotional intelligence, resilience and cultivate skillful mental habits by learning how the mind and emotions function.
Colin De France (mindfulbreath.ca) has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, minoring in Food Science from the University of Guelph. He spent the first 25 years of his working career, as a senior manager, consultant, entrepreneur, and business owner in the food industry.
About 10 years ago, Colin began a personal journey of self-discovery with an exploration of the practices of meditation and yoga. He has advanced teaching certifications in classical yoga and meditation, and is a certified Thai yoga massage therapist.
Teaching mindfulness evolved as a natural extension of his personal practice and formal yoga training.
Colin has conducted mindfulness workshops publicly and for large and small corporations, as well as running workshops and yoga programs for underprivileged youth in his community.
In his experience, Colin has learned that it is not what we do, how we look, or what we have that impacts the quality of our lives, but rather the level of involvement and awareness we choose to live with.
Mindfulness, meditation and yoga have been a major part of Colin’s journey and success. Giving back, Colin’s desire is to share the tools and techniques for wellbeing with as many people as possible.