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Doug MacLean

I came to the practice of mindfulness meditation in 1994 on the recommendation of a friend. I felt my life was at a crossroads. I had been trying and using a variety of strategies to deal with life’s challenges. For example, I was an avid swimmer. What I observed was I felt great after the exercise; however, the impact was often temporary. I needed to find a practice that would be more enduring and also to help me learn more about myself.

At around the same time, I became familiar with the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has been instrumental in bringing the practice of mindfulness to the west. His best selling book “Full Catastrophe Living - Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness was my catalyst for the exploration of bringing mindfulness into my life.

With practice, I found the practice of mindfulness meditation to be instrumental in finding some balance in life and finding some peace and calmness. In the end, it isn’t what happens that is important, but, it is how I handle it that determines my state of mind. Mindfulness meditation has been absolutely invaluable in moving in this direction

I started teaching mindfulness meditation in 2005 and I model my work on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s approach. I also am a certified yoga instructor and I am passionate about bringing the practice of mindfulness to yoga. I believe that mindfulness is a human capacity that anyone can develop and apply in meeting life’s challenges.

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Easter Weekend Schedule
Please click on Schedule tab or Heading to view drop-in class cancellations over the Easter weekend, starting Friday, April 18th. Our complete regular schedule will resume effective Tuesday, April 22nd.

Learn the Ropes Workshop
with Natalie Monson
Ever wonder what the hanging ropes on the wall are used for? Come find out how the ropes can enrich your yoga practice in this fun workshop.
Saturday, April 26th at 1-3pm
$45 + gst
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Prenatal Yoga Couple's Workshop
On Sunday, April 27th Yoga Mandala is presenting a two hour prenatal yoga "couples" workshop for "Moms-to-be" and their partner. Go to Registered Programs for more info and to register.

Yoga for Beginners
New to Yoga? Come try our new 4 week registered Yoga class designed with the beginner in mind. Learn the basics and build confidence in this small group class setting.

2014 Prenatal Classes
Monday Evening, Wednesday Afternoon & Evening
New programs start week of April 28th. Go to Registered Programs to register online or click Heading for more info.

Mindfulness Meditation
Doug Maclean's next session of Mindfulness Meditation runs April 27th through June 8th.
Go to Registered Programs to register online.
$84+gst for 6 week program; Drop-in option is also available.

Pilates at Yoga Mandala
Monday/Friday Drop In
Tuesday/Thursday Registered
Note: Thurs April 17th Registered classes are cancelled & rescheduled for Thurs May 29th
All Levels & Advanced. Class styles vary
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