Sarah Jeanne Kinsley

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Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner registered with the BCACC.

Mindful Counselling

Sarah offers trainings and workshops including MBCT groups and Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings.


Sarah offers consulting and curricula development services for a variety of Non
Profit Organizations, businesses, colleges and universities.


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Meet Sarah Jeanne


Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #13472, SETM Practitioner, BA (Hons.), BEd, MEd (Counselling), E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP 

I am only one, but I am one.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something.

And, I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.

-Edward Everett Hale

Sarah (she/her/hers*) is a granddaughter, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend, and student and proud member of the Queer community. She is grateful to live and learn on Turtle Island, home to many nations who continue to steward the land, air, and water. Sarah holds a degree in Indigenous Studies and has had the privilege to train with Indigenous Elders and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge (TEK) holders in the field of healing within Canada and abroad.  


Sarah holds a BEd in Primary Education from Queen’s University. She has been a primary school teacher and a Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT) in Ontario and abroad. Currently, she teaches in the in the Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate at The University of Toronto. Sarah recently completed a two-year certificate in Community Meditation facilitation training with True North Insight.

Sarah holds a MEd in counselling from the University of Victoria. She serves as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SETM Practitioner) in private practice. She has extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). 


Sarah is a registered Yoga teacher for adults and children (E-RYT 500, RCYT) and enjoys facilitating classes and Trauma-informed trainings.  She has completed four Yoga Teacher Training courses and has studied with various schools in North America and Asia; such as, Yoga Vidya Gurukul: Institute for Research and Education in Yoga, The Sanada Devi School of Yoga, and Yoga in Your School. She has studied Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga with David Emerson, Bessel van der Kolk and, Nicola Mosley. Sarah is the author of Yoga Therapy: Ancient Therapy for Today’s Body, Mind and Spirit, a textbook chapter used in counselling programs throughout North America.  

Sarah extends deep gratitude to all her family, friends, mentors and teachers, including the Earth that schools her in the natural ways daily.

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