Andrew has been practicing meditation since 2002, having studied mainly in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition before becoming interested in the clinical applications of mindfulness. He completed his training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in 2018 under Dr. Patricia Rockman and Dr. Joe Flanders. In addition to teaching MBSR Andrew sees clients for individual mindfulness training as well as coaching in psychedelic harm reduction and integration and is currently enrolled in MAPS’s MDMA for PTSD training program.
Andrew is passionate about furthering our collective understanding of what wellbeing really means, and how it can be effectively and sustainably practiced, communicated, and scaled for the benefit of all beings. He continues to draw inspiration from various Buddhist lineages and other esoteric traditions, and is passionate about all forms of ecstatic practices for reaching non-ordinary states, including movement, somatics, and sound (in a previous incarnation he worked for many years help run a successful independent record label in Montreal).
In addition to his role at Numinus, Andrew is also an assisting trainer on the faculty at Fluence, a co-director of Plant Parenthood, a community organization supporting parents and families who use psychedelics, and a member of the advisory board for the Montreal Psychedelic Society.