Welcome to Mindful Changes! I'm Shahin. I'm a mindfulness teacher based in West Vancouver, BC in Canada. I present workshops and programs in Vancouver, other Lower Mainland communities, and across the country.
About Shahin Najak
Shahin Najak is a Mindfulness Coach and speaker, based in West Vancouver, BC and teaching in Vancouver, other Lower Mainland communities and across Canada. She is certified as a Yoga Instructor and Reiki practitioner, as well as a Jack Canfield (author of Chicken soup for the Soul) Success trainer. As a qualified Life Coach, Shahin teaches mindfulness as a pathway to create and craft a life of inner peace, love and self-acceptance.
She is a mom of two daughters, ages 10 and 15, who inspire her passion for teaching mindfulness.
Shahin was moved to change her career from Occupational Health and Safety to becoming a Mindfulness Coach because, while raising her daughters, she became very concerned that depression and anxiety rates among young people are at an all-time high; eating disorders in young girls and boys are at an all-time high; and stress in adults has many negative effects on themselves and the children they are teaching and caring for.
Shahin has travelled extensively In Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and has also travelled as a volunteer with Child Haven International to India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bangladesh; as well as with The Child Is Innocent to Gulu, Uganda (where she was born).
To illustrate the evolution of her belief and practice, Shahin says:
"Throughout my life and travels, I’ve learned that If we are able to learn the skills to stop and be aware of the present moment, and when we are able to be still, without looking back, ruminating and analyzing the past or worrying about and trying to predict the future, we will gain a clarity that can bring the most immense joy and happiness. Mindfulness can bring about a clarity that allows us to savour the moment and live a meaningful and passionate life."
Shahin is resolute in her conviction that by teaching the skills and practice of mindfulness to both children and adults, we can change the world in which we live, one relationship at a time, one conversation at a time, one interaction at a time.
About Mindful Changes
Mindful Changes is about sharing and teaching the practice of mindfulness with adults, children, adolescents, and students and teachers within the education system. My passion and my purpose is to inspire employees, parents, teachers, and children to learn and practice brain-based mindfulness with tools and strategies that will help them become more resilient to daily stressors.
We live in a stressful and hectic time… a time where we have so much and yet we have generations of children, teens, and adults who are at odds with themselves because they don't know how to handle the anxiety that stress brings on. How do we overcome everyday stress and cultivate a life of meaning? My mission is to inspire you and our children to live each moment mindfully, and to bring meaning and awareness into each day.
Wouldn't it be so rewarding if we could be connected with ourselves and our children: those we teach, those we parent, coach, lead, or guide? Mindfulness brings a conscious awareness to the world around us and eventually leads us to experience each moment with gratitude.
Mindfulness for children, their parents and teachers
Teaching kids, teens, moms and dads and teachers, the art and science of mindfulness is to give them a life tool. How to be mindful is something that children will learn through my programs, and it will serve them well throughout their lives. Mindfulness can enhance children's happiness, as well as their performance at school. It increases their self-esteem and decreases anxiety.
I teach practical ways to live a life of being present and connected; whether it's while making breakfast, driving to afterschool activities, running errands, or coaching a team sport, teaching a class, or dealing with whatever comes our way. I will help you with specific tools to transform daily hectic lives into enjoyable and meaningful moments of awareness, peace, and calm.