Sarah Kinsley 

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A designation 

of BC Association 
of Clinical Counsellors

Mindful Resources

Crisis Support 

Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Canadian Crisis Centres

The KUU-US Crisis Line
Adults/Elders (250-723-4050)
Child/Youth (250-723-2040)
Toll Free Line (1-800-588-8717)


Mindfulness-based Resources in BC

Integrated Mindfulness Certificate Royal Roads University

BCalm: BC Association for Living Mindfully

The Art of Dialogue: Mindfulness at Work

Meditation/Retreat Centres/Teachers in BC
University of Victoria: Inter Faith Chapel

Victoria Shambhala Centre

Victoria Insight Meditation Society

Mindfulness Victoria (Thich Nhat Hanh Group)

Victoria Zen Centre

Hollyhock Retreat Centre

The Hermitage Retreat Centre

Vipassana Meditation Centre of BC

Westcoast Dharma Centre

Yoga Resources in BC
Hemma: Home of Yoga + Acupuncture

Ajna Yoga

Carly Forest Yoga

Mysore Yoga Ashtanga Yoga

Sacred Sleep Yoga

Whit Hornberger Yoga + Meditation

Kelly Yaskiw Yoga

Maria Filippone Yoga

Deva Daru Yoga & Healing Arts

Shine Your Yoga

Salt Spring Centre for Yoga

Yasodhara Yoga (Nelson)

The Doghouse Yoga (Comox Valley)

Yin Yoga: Bernie Clark (Vancouver)

Trauma Sensitive Yoga West - Nicola Mosley

Fine Balance Yoga - Nicole Marcia

Mysore BC

Do Yoga with Me



Additional Resources in BC

Counselling BC

Dr. Gabor Mate

Dr. Kristin Schnurr (ND) - Little Bird Farm & Naturopathic Clinic

Dr. Maria Payne Boorman (ND)

Dr. Randy Kerr - Chiropractor

David Laurin - Osteopathy and Athletic Therapy

Rechelle McLean - Acupuncture/Massage

Kathleen Campbell - Massage

Shauna Janz - Sacred Grief

Meredith Withers Counselling

Tamara Mortimer Counselling

Human Nature Counselling

Monica Kingsbury Counselling

Awakening Heart Counselling - Kim O’Leary

Sean Frey Counselling

Dream School – Toko-pa Turner

Citizen Counselling

Seraphina Capranos

National Mindfulness-based Resources

Foundations of Applied Mindfulness at The University of Toronto

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies (Toronto)

A Mindful Society Conference (Toronto)

Mindfulness Toronto

Toronto Mindfulness Community

Partners in Mindfulness

Discover Mindfulness

Mindful Gateway Consulting

The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education

Ottawa Mindfulness Community

North Star Paths

National Meditation/Retreat Centres/Teachers

True North Insight

Insight Meditation Retreats - Norman Feldman and Molly Swan

Consciousness Explorers Club - Toronto

Sakyadhita Canada - Association of Buddhist Women

True Peace Toronto (Thich Nhat Hanh Group)

Toronto Zen Centre

Theravada Buddhist Community of Toronto

Satipanni Insight Meditation Toronto

Galilee Centre

Tisarana Buddhist Community

Dharma Centre of Canada

Shanti Retreat Centre

Ottawa Buddhist Centre

Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre

Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Living Arts (Montreal)

The Conciousness Explorers Club

Pascal Auclair

Pema Chodron

Nova Browning

National Yoga Resources

New Leaf Yoga

Yoga Outreach

Union Yoga +Wellness (Toronto)

Yoga Therapy Toronto

Yoga Space (Toronto)

Wavelengths (Norwood)

River Sound Retreat (Fergus)

Yoga with Adrianne Walker

Shangrila Yoga (London)

Ester Myers Yoga (Toronto)

Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre (Toronto)

Joshua Lewis Yoga

Sananda Yoga School

Calgary Ashtanga Yoga School - Jeff Lichty

Harmony Ashtanga Yoga

Santosha Yoga Retreats


Additional National Resources

Rachael Frankford (Counselling/Trainings)

Rory Nicol Counselling

International Mindfulness-based Resources

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society

Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

UCSD Center for Mindfulness

Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Mind & Life Institute

The Center Healthy Minds - Dr. Richard Davidson

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Mindfulness Without Borders

The Way of the Mindful Educator - Daniel Rechtschaffen

Learning to BREATHE

SMART in Education

Mindup TM

Wake up Schools

Mindful Schools

Mindfulness in School Project

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education

Garrison Institute

Still Quiet Place (Mindfulness for children)

Dr. Adele Diamond

Susan Kaiser Greenland

Dr. Daniel Goleman

The Psychology of Eating

The Center for Mindful Eating - Dr. Jan Chozen Bays

16 Guidelines

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Hakomi International

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness - David Treleaven

International Meditation/Retreat Centres/Teachers

Buddha Net

Meditation Information

Insight Meditation World Wide Centres

Shambhala International

Zen Peacemakers International - Bernie Glassman

Vipassana Meditation Centres

Refuge Recovery Treatment Centers

Dharma Ocean

Insight Meditation Society

Open Dharma

Sangha Seva

San Francisco Zen Center - Shunryu Suzuki (California)

Indralaya (Washington)

Cloud Mountain (Washington)

Land of the Medicine Buddha (California)

Spirit Rock (California)

Upaya Institute & Zen Center (New Mexico)

OMEGA (New York)

New Camaldoli Hermitage (California)

Esalen (California)

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center (Colorado)

Tara Mandala (Colorado)

Gaia House (United Kingdom)

Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Tawya - Sayadaw U Tejaniya (Myanmar)

Northern Insight Meditation Centre (Thailand)

Kopan Monastery (Nepal)

The Roots Institute (India)

Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram (India)

Amma’s Ashram (India)

His Holiness The 14 th Dalai Lama

Thich Nhat Hanh

Mangala Shri Bhuti

Christopher Titmuss

Tara Brach

Sylvia Boorstein

Joanne Friday

Sharon Salzburg (Metta)

Ajahn Chah

Jack Kornfield

James Baraz

Michelle McDonald

Heather Sundburg

Bhante Gunaratana

Martine and Stephen Batchelor

Robert Thurman

Dr. Shauna Shapiro

J. Krishnamurti

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Neem Karoli Baba

Joseph Goldstein


International Yoga Resources

Yoga Alliance

International Association of Yoga Therapists

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (Worldwide)

Decolonizing Yoga

International Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams

Self-Realization Fellowship (Worldwide)

Yandara Yoga Retreats (Worldwide)

Sarah Powers and Insight Yoga Institute (Worldwide)

Yoga in Your School – Teressa Asencia (Worldwide)

Donna Farhi (Worldwide)

Judith Hanson Lasater (Worldwide)

iRest - Richard Miller (Worldwide)

Susanna Barkataki (Worldwide)

Suzanne Sterling (Worldwide)

Off the Mat into the World

Hala Khouri Yoga (USA)

Anne Cushman (USA)

Kripalu Center for Yoga + Health - Stephen Cope (Massachusetts)

Ashtanga Ann Arbor (Michigan)

Mount Madonna (California)

Ashtanga Yoga Centre (California)

Trauma Sensitive Yoga (Massachusetts)

Eddie Stern

Ashtanga Yoga with Sharath Jois (India)

The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (India)

Yoga Vidya Dham (India)

Satyananda Yoga - Bihar School of Yoga (India)

Akhanda Yoga (India)

Yoga Niketan Ashram (India)

Ashtanga Yoga Morjim (India)

Purple Valley Yoga Retreat (India)

Parmarth Niketan (India)

Sri Ma Anandamayi

Hridaya Yoga Retreats (Mexico)

Haramara Retreat (Mexico)

Blue Spirit Yoga (Costa Rica)


Other International Resources

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk

Dr. Judson Brewer

Bill Plotkin

Dr. Jill Taylor Bolte

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Michael Pollan

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Joanna Macy

Julia Hill Butterfly

Wade Davis

David Suzuki Foundation

Thom Henley

Tom Brown Junior

Jon Young

Outward Bound (Mindfulness Programs)

Richard Wagamese


Jennifer Welwood

John Welwood

Thomas Moore

John O’Donohue

Dr. Daniel Siegel

Ram Dass

Krishna Das

Deva Premal & Miten

Dr. Rick Hanson

David Whyte

Mary Oliver

Alice Walker

Mark Nepo

Francis Weller

Carl Jung

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Christiane Northrup

Joseph Campbell

Ken Wilber

Pico Iyer

Martin Prechtel

Kon Mari

H.D. Thoreau

Julie Cameron (The Artist’s Way)

Stephen Mitchell (Translations of texts)

Daniel Ladinsky (Collections of Poetry)

Thomas Merton




Rainer Maria Rilke

Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

I Ching

Mindfulness-based Publications, etc.

Wisdom Publications

Tricycle Organization

Lion’s Roar

Access to Insight

DharmaNet International

Dharma Seed Talks

Mindful Magazine

On Being Podcasts

Sounds True (Insights at the Edge)

Shambhala Publications

The Mindful Way Workbook Guided Meditations (MBCT)

Tai Chi Warm up

QiGong Set


Apps, etc.

Insight Timer


Mindfulness Bell for Computer

Flux Light