Dr. Brigitte Bédard, MD, is a physician who has been practicing family medicine for more than 30 years. For the last 4 years, she trained in teaching the MBSR program (mindfulness-based stress reduction) at UMass University, in Shrewsbury, USA, and then got trained also as an MSC teacher at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Kersti Sunne Biro is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. She received her training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School program (2010) created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (1979). This training complements her many years of leading mindfulness meditation groups in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Her personal meditation practice goes back 25 years. Kersti teaches primarily in English.
Huma is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. She completed her Master’s in Psychology (MPsy) in Counselling Psychology at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto and MA in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.
Derek Covington is a trained mindful performance enhancement (mPEAK) instructor through the Centre for Mindfulness at the University California, San Diego and is currently mentoring under Pete Kirchmer, mPEAK Program Director at the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness, towards completing his certification as mPEAK Coach. Derek has created systems for elite performers and teams across the globe. His career spans nine Olympic Games as the former Director of Olympic Performance for the Canadian Olympic Committee.