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About | Jennifer Innes

Jennifer Innes, MSc

Jennifer is founder of Ottawa Meditation & Wellness and a skilled teacher trained at the University of Massachusetts and UC San Diego medical schools and is certified by both Brown University and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Her teaching is grounded in a long-standing and dedicated personal mindfulness practice combined with experience and extensive training.
In the choice to let go of your known way of being, the whole world is revealed to your new eyes. - Danna Faulds

Jennifer’s passion to teach comes from personally experiencing the transformative benefits of these practices.

Jennifer Innes is the founder of Ottawa Meditation & Wellness, which offers mindfulness meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) workshops and classes, day-long retreats, and talks.

Jennifer is a skilled teacher who has experience working with adults with a range of challenges, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain as well as with those who are simply looking for new tools to build resilience and meet the stressors inherent in daily life.

She was trained at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach the MBSR program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and is certified by both Brown University and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She was also trained by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine to teach the eight-week MSC program developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer and is a certified yoga teacher.

Jennifer has been a dedicated practitioner of insight meditation for years and has deepened her personal practice through studies in Buddhism and several silent retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre in Woodacre, California and at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (DC). She has had the opportunity to be taught by many highly respected mindfulness teachers, including Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein, and Kamala Masters, among others.

Her formal education includes a master of science degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics in the UK, and bachelor of arts degrees in both political science and psychology from the University of Ottawa. 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, Jennifer took a year off to travel around the world, mostly in Asia. She has also been a yoga practitioner for more than 20 years. Her interests include a passion for cultivating mind, heart, and body wellness. She loves hiking and cross-country skiing and spending time with her four children who inspire her to be fully present.

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