I'm a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. I'm also a mom of two teenage daughters who have been my teachers and my inspiration. At various phases of our lives, whether it be what I would describe as a "rut," a time in our lives where we are simply 'existing' and going through the motions; or a crisis that we are going through, whether it be illness or loss; we often feel ill-prepared and sometimes overwhelmed at how to manage our sanity.
We've all been through trying and challenging times. When I was going through a particularly overwhelming time in my life, I knew that I was ill-prepared to manage my sanity and hence, my children's well-being. So, I re-energized, re-focused, and re-discovered what I knew to be true - that the way in which I was living was not sustainable.
As I reflected, I learned that I needed to calm the chatter in my mind and heal my soul. I began a deep and meaningful journey into Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Yoga, and Reiki. I received my certification as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher through Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Teacher Certification Program.
Through this journey, evolved my Company: Mindful Changes with Shahin. I am a Mindfulness and Meditation Coach, Speaker, and Educator, based in West Vancouver, BC. I support parents and children with private coaching sessions; teach and conduct workshops at Community Centres, Schools across Lower Mainland communities, and Canada. I also speak at business organizations across Canada.
In my previous career, I was an Occupational Hygienist, training and educating employees in Occupational Health and Safety - How chemical and physical stresses in the workplace can affect our well-being. Now, my work revolves around supporting parents & children, teachers, and other employees working in corporations big and small in accessing and incorporating Mindfulness strategies in our daily lives as a pathway to create and craft a life of inner peace, love, compassion, and self-acceptance.
I believe that the daily practice of Mindfulness can bring about a clarity that allows us to savour the moment and live a meaningful and passionate life.
"Before taking the mindfulness classes I wasn't sure what to expect, but after the first class, I knew that was one of the best things I did for myself...She used perfect examples and great exercises to make mindfulness more practical. Thank you again Shahin!"
MBSR Course Participant
"The fact that we could ask any question and get a thorough answer. I felt that Shahin was patient and was able to walk us through her work in a way that I felt clear about the information."
I" thought it was very helpful, especially due to all the craziness happing in my life, Shahin really helped with all the feelings and emotions going on."
Mindful parenting class participant
"Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation and healing."