Mindfulness Meditation

Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. 

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness Meditation is a free drop-in class open to SFU students, faculty, and staff. Each session includes mindfulness practices, information on habits of mind, and the opportunity for a brief discussion about the practice.

We look forward to practicing with you!

Do I need previous experience?

No previous experience is necessary.

How do I join? 

The sessions are drop ins - no registration required.

Please find the Zoom link under the Upcoming Session section. Join the Zoom two to five minutes before the session starts, and ensure your microphone remains muted once you have successfully joined the meeting. Sessions begin promptly at 12:30pm.

For information or questions regarding this program, you can contact Beth Triano at btriano@sfu.ca or Sarah Parkes at sacomin@sfu.ca.

Regular Schedule

Mondays' sessions are focused on self compassion.

Monday 12:30 - 1:00pm
Tuesday Unavailable
Wednesday 12:30 - 1:00pm
Thursday Unavailable
Friday 12:30 - 1:00pm

Upcoming Session

About the Facilitators

Beth Triano

Beth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working within a client centered, intersectionality framework. She appreciates that students are busy, often overwhelmed and lead lives outside the confines of being a student. Beth’s life experience as a yoga and meditation instructor, group facilitator and graduate student inform her in her counselling work. She strives to support the development of insight, strategies and tools to assist students in reaching their counselling and broader life goals. Beth is a certified EMDR therapist with experience in supporting clients through issues related to trauma history, self-esteem, stress, anxiety and low mood.

Sarah Parkes

Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Sarah is committed to providing her clients with a collaborative, safe and nurturing space that honors their unique experiences, culture, histories, and identity. Sarah is passionate about helping her clients recognize their personal strengths, cultivate a more compassionate relationship with themselves, and develop key skills and strategies that will help them address their concerns and move towards their unique personal goals.

Monique Wong

Monique is a recent immigrant from Hong Kong after being an international student here for over a decade. Cantonese is her mother tongue; Mandarin and English are her additional languages. Her professional interest lies in the role culture and race play in our being, including mental health, gender and sexual orientation. Her practice philosophy is that everyone is the author of their stories. She believes human connection is the basic ingredient for healing. Her counselling approach empathizes the mind-body connection through the lens of cultural humility, somatic experiencing, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practice.

Jennifer Spence