“Jennifer is an amazing MBSR instructor. Her presence and awareness are inspirational. I recommend this course to anyone and everyone wanting to be more mindful, happy, and aware. Thank you for bringing this wonderful practice into my life. It’s life-changing.” —Ashleigh McGuinty
Beyond her two undergraduate degrees and a masters from the London School of Economics in the UK, Jennifer has trained extensively in mindfulness-based interventions for over four years. She was trained at University of Massachusetts and the UC San Diego medical schools. Her credentials include:
Jennifer has also had the privilege of attending a number of silent retreat with many highly respected international mindfulness teachers, such a Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and others.
As it is for many, Jennifer’s mindfulness journey began with a need to find new ways to cope with stress, the many unexpected twists and turns of life. Setbacks and challenges in life – loss, relationship challenges, performance anxiety and a high degree of perfectionism. A “midlife re-assessment” in her early-40s was the impetus for her to take a closer look at her life and to begin to make changes.
As part of that process, she explored many modalities – from therapy to hypnosis and she even saw a shamanic healer, but ultimately it was the dedication to a daily meditation practice that propelled her on a path of transformation beyond anything she dreamed possible – it was a total game changer.
Inspired by the positive changes in her life, Jennifer knew these powerful practices could help others ease their struggles too. This led to a strong call to teach so that others could benefit from these lifelong skills to live their best life.
Prior to teaching mindfulness, Jennifer enjoyed a career in security and intelligence at the Privy Council Office in the Government of Canada.
In her 20s, a natural interest in eastern philosophy and religion, led her to take a year off to travel around the world, mostly throughout Asia and continued to travel regularly throughout her life.
She has also been a yoga practitioner for over 20 years and beyond mindfulness and meditation, she loves nutrition, weightlifting, hiking, cross-country skiing and spending time with her four teenagers (and dog Hazel) who continue to inspire her to be fully present, and the best mom she can be.
“Mindfulness, Meditation & Everything In Between with Jennifer Innes”. Here’s a snippet of the hour-long podcast. Mindfulness, Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation… How does one even app...