Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? 

Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays to practise secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation and focus. 

You can also join Mindful Moments at U of T's Facebook Group

Contents

About mindfulness Mindfulness helps you manage academic stress
Mindful Moments Winter 2020 schedule
Instructors Meet the diverse team of meditation and yoga instructors
Newsletter Sign up for our newsletter
Training MindFIT and other training opportunities
Resources Find other resources on mindfulness and meditation

About mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of yourself, your body and your surroundings in the present moment.

Rooted in Buddhism as a spiritual practice, it is also used in clinical psychology to help treat patients with chronic anxiety and stress. 

By learning to incorporate principles of mindfulness in your life through meditation and yoga, or in your diet through mindful eating, you can improve how you manage academic stress.

Register for a mindfulness workshop and you will learn practical skills to enhance your focus in class and deepen relaxation outside of class.

Winter 2020 schedule

Sessions begin the week of January 6 and end the week of March 28 unless otherwise noted. Many sessions are cancelled during reading week February 17 – 21, please check the schedule below.

Monday

12:10 – 1 p.m. | Grad Room, 66 Harbord St. – Mindful Moments with Liam O’Leary

4:10 – 5 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 207 – Mindful Moments with Erin Latimer (hosted by the BPSU)

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 208 – Mindfulness Meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with True Peace Toronto

6:15 – 7 p.m. | Goldring Centre, 100 Devonshire Pl. 3rd floor – Mindful Moments Meditation & Yoga with Timea Urban

8 – 9:30 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 208 – Wake Up Toronto Dates: Jan. 13 & 27, Feb. 10 & 24, Mar. 9 & 23, Apr. 6 & 20

 

Tuesday

8:10 – 9 a.m. | Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir. Exercise Room – Mindful Moments Meditation & Yoga with Lauren Brown

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Emmanuel College Chapel, 75 Queen's Park Circle – Kundalini Yoga with Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa

12:10 – 12:55 pm | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave, Room 207 – Kundalini Yoga with Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa

1:10 – 1:40 pm  Daniels Building, 1 Spadina Crescent, Architecture and Design Gallery Lower Level – Mindful Moments Yoga with Kelly Sullivan NO SESSIONS FEB. 11 & 18

1:15 – 2 p.m. | Athletic Centre, 55 Harbord St. Dance Studio – Mindful Moments Meditation & Yoga with Melissa Campagnolo

2 – 2:30 p.m. | Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, 8th Floor, Room 8045 – Mindful Moments Meditation with Marie Masse

4 – 4:50 p.m. | St. Hilda’s (Trinity College), 44 Devonshire Pl. 1st Floor, Abbot Room – Mindful Moments Meditation with Soroosh Vafapoor NO SESSION FEB. 18

Wednesday

12 – 12:50 p.m. | New College, 40 Willcocks St. Room 2007 D – Mindful Moments Meditation with Thomas Shakir NO SESSION FEB. 19

12:10 – 12:40 p.m. | Faculty of Information, Inforum, 140 St. George St. 5th Floor, Room 520 – Mindful Moments Meditation with Professor Ravi Thiruchselvam NO SESSION FEB. 19

1:10 – 1:35 p.m. | Daniels Building, 1 Spadina Crescent, Architecture and Design Gallery Lower Level – Mindful Moments with Professor Ravi Thiruchselvam NO SESSIONS FEB. 12 & 19

4:10 – 5 p.m. | Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir. Exercise Room – Mindful Moments Meditation with Marie Masse

6:15 – 7 p.m. | Goldring Centre, 100 Devonshire Pl. 3rd floor– Mindful Moments Meditation & Yoga with Lauren Brown

 

Thursday

8:10 – 9 a.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 208 – Morning Yoga and Mindfulness with Lauren McCallum NO SESSION FEB. 20

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 208 – Tai Chi with Professor John Vervaeke

12 – 1 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 208 - Meditation with Professor John Vervaeke (participants must join by the second session)

12:10 – 12:55 p.m. (biweekly) | Rehab Sciences Building, 500 University Ave. Room 1016 – Mindful Moments with Laurie Coleman MSW, RSW Dates: Jan. 9 & 23, Feb. 13 & 27, Mar. 12 & 26

12:10 – 1 p.m. | OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, 8th floor, Room 8-170 – Mindful Moments with Rose Mina Munjee NO SESSION MAR. 19

1 – 2 p.m. | Bahen Centre, Room BA1255 – Mindful Moments with Professor Brenda Toner NO SESSION FEB. 20

1:10 – 1:35 p.m. | Daniels Building, 1 Spadina Crescent, Architecture and Design Gallery Lower Level – Mindful Moments with Kevin Chiao NO SESSIONS FEB. 13 & 20

4:10 – 5 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 208 – Mindful Moments Yoga with Daryna Skybina (hosted by the BPSU) NO SESSION FEB. 20

5 – 6 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House), 569 Spadina Ave. Room 208 – Brown Girls Yoga ENDS MAR. 19

6:15 – 7 p.m. | Goldring Centre, 100 Devonshire Pl., Multi-Purpose Room – Journey Dance

 

Friday

12:10 – 12:50 p.m. | University College Union, 79 St. George St. Long Room NO SESSION FEB. 21

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. | Athletic Centre, 55 Harbord St. Dance Studio – Meditation & Yoga with Melissa Campagnolo

Instructors

The Mindful Moments program has a diverse team of instructors. Each instructor's class is shaped by their unique academic and personal experience with mindfulness. We encourage you to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to read about each of our Mindful Moments instructors and to drop in to their classes.

Training

MindFIT Student Facilitator Training

Bring your passion for mindfulness into your community! MindFIT is a mindfulness facilitator training program for University of Toronto students who have an existing mindfulness practice.

MindFIT equips students with the skills, knowledge and personal insights to facilitate mindfulness meditation practice for their peers. MindFIT involves participation in Mindful Moments drop-in meditations, in-class training (four, two-hour sessions) and co-facilitating meditation sessions.

Applications for Winter 2020 MindFIT Student Facilitator Training are closed.

 

Other training opportunities

Centre for Mindfulness Studies

U of T Continuing Studies certificate courses:

Meditation Resources

On-campus opportunities

Other resources

Mindfulness Resources