MBSM Certified and Trained Teacher List


MBSM Trained & Certified Teachers

Trained Teachers have completed supervised/mentored teaching and are considered qualified to teach the 8-week version of the MBSM program in their professional practices.

Certified Teachers have completed additional intensive training in the OMC and are considered qualified to teach 5-day and 8-week versions MBSM programs. Some certified teachers may also mentor teachers-in-training.

Our team of MBSM Certified teachers facilitates the 8-week MBSM program on-line. They also operate private practices offering psychotherapy or yoga. Please see our Current Programs page for information on MBSM programs available.

Tesia Bryski, M.Ed., RP(q), is Co-Director of Programming, a Registered Psychotherapist and an active practitioner, student, and teacher of mindfulness and meditation. In 2018, she has completed her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa, with a specialization in Mindfulness-Based Interventions in psychotherapy. Tesia is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and teaches at various yoga studios across the city of Ottawa. More information here.

Heather Cross LL.B. is a freelance criminal defence lawyer and writer. She offers Hatha Yoga at Here and Now studio.

Margaret Dupee, Ph.D., is a Psychophysiologist. She teaches courses and offers individual consultations in the area of Mindfulness for Stress Management & Optimal Performance. The training incorporates neuro/biofeedback techniques to help cultivate present moment awareness and self-regulation skills. More information here.

Sarah Good, OT Reg (Ont), is a registered Occupational Therapist and a lead Certified MBSM teacher. Sarah has a community-based practice in which she provides occupational therapy to adults and children in their homes, workplaces, and neighbourhoods.  She is the lead teacher of the Mindfulness for Pain and Chronic Illness Management at the OMC.  She can be reached here.

Siobhan Nearey, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist, lead Certified MBSM teacher at the OMC, and Clinical Associate at Sea Glass Psychological Services. Her full profile is here.

Marie-Andrée Papineau, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist, lead Certified MBSM teacher at the OMC, and Clinical Associate at Sea Glass Psychological Services. Her full profile is here.

Corien Peeters, P.D., C.Psych. has a part-time private practice in which she provides psychological services to adults and adolescents. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist, a Clinical Supervisor at the OMC. She is a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self Compassion. She can be contacted here.

Sheila Robertson, MSW, RSW, is a Certified MBSM teacher at the OMC. She has has offered the MBSM program for the past five years. She has also offered workshops, mini programs on mindfulness, and drop-in meditations in various settings, including workplace, educational and community groups.

Aarathi Selvan, MA, EdM (USA), MPhil(ClPsy, India) is a Certified MBSM Teacher and Teacher Trainer. Since 2015,  she has been teaching & training MBSM in Hyderabad, India. She incorporates mindfulness in her private practice with clients and also leads introductory programs of mindfulness in the community. More information here.


Trained and Certified Teachers in the Ottawa Community



Dorothy Baker, B.Ed., M.Ed Dorothy is a Trained MBSM teacher who incorporates mindfulness concepts into current leadership programs and a mentor coaching model in the education sector.
Jessie Bossé, Ph.D.
Andrew Burr, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Dr. Burr is a psychologist in private practice at the Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma Clinic and a Certified MBSM Teacher, He provides psychological services to adults in the area of trauma, anxiety, and depression. He also provides EMDR therapy, as well as CBT and mindfulness-based approaches.  More information here.
Jennifer Capiral, M.Ed, RP Jennifer is a Trained MBSM teacher who works for the federal government where she facilitates guided meditation and teaches a mindfulness in the workplace program.
Tiffany Dugas
Brittany Glynn, MA, Ph.D Dr. Glynn is a Certified MBSM Teacher. She offers workshops and seminars on mindfulness and self-compassion through her independent practice.
Craig Mackie, M.A., MSW, RSW Craig is Trained MBSM teacher, a certified Transformative Mindfulness practitioner, 16 Guidelines international facilitator trainer, and has taken multiple trainings in clinical and mindfulness modalities. Craig offers mindfulness programs for youth and adults.
Erin McCarthy, Ph.D. Dr. McCarthy is a Trained MBSM teacher and Professor of Philosophy at St. Lawrence University specializing in Comparative Feminist Philosophy.
Emily Millar, RP Ms. Emily Millar is a Trained MBSM teacher, Behavioural Therapist, and Registered Psychotherapist. She incorporates mindfulness-based interventions into her community-based practice, particularly with individuals with chronic pain, acquired brain injury, and mental health conditions.
Guilhème Pérodeau, Ph.D. Dr. Pérodeau is a Trained MBSM teacher, Professor of psychology at the University of Quebec in Outaouais and a registered psychologist with a private practice. She uses mindfulness in her clinical training of doctoral psychology students.
Julia Sage
Christina Tector, MEd Tina is a Trained MBSM teacher and has been working in the field of executive leadership development and change management for the last 20 years. She is currently a senior advisor in organizational effectiveness with the Strategic Change & Coaching Services Group at the Canada School of Public Service.
Susan Veale, B.Sc. Kin. Susan is a Trained MBSM teacher, Kinesiologist and owner/practitioner of Wellness Natural Health Centre in Calabogie, ON. She is a Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Reflexologist, and Reiki Master. She has co-authored two books and writes many wellness articles for various publications.  More information at Calabogie Mindfulness Meditation.
Lori Williams, OT
Jane Wood, Nutritionist, CD Jane is a Trained MBSM teacher, retired from the military started her own nutrition and mindfulness practice. She strongly roots her beliefs in holistic approaches and incorporates mindfulness into her nutritional and lifestyle counselling. Jane’s practice is physically located in Pembroke, Ontario, however, thanks to the internet she currently has clients all over the globe.   More information here.
Shannon Woolner, M.Ed.


Shannon is a Trained MBSM teacher who works as a counsellor and case manager at Newgate 180 Addiction Solutions. She incorporates mindfulness teachings and practices into her work with clients who are dealing with addiction and related issues.