Forest City Mindfulness Welcomes You
Angela Scott, M.Ed.
Owner & Certified Mindfulness Teacher
We are London's first, full-service mindfulness studio, offering evidence-based mindfulness programs that help individuals effectively manage stress, regulate emotions, and enhance self-care.
Whether you're looking to improve your health, learn to unplug, or re-engage with life by getting out of auto-pilot, our courses are designed to help restore balance and focus, while increasing your capacity to deal with stress and conflict (resilience).
Forest City Mindfulness delivers a range of affordable, fun, scientifically-supported programs that dramatically improve quality of life. From day-long retreats for resting and recharging, to open meditation sits that help deepen your practice, our mission is to make mindfulness mainstream by sharing its transformative benefits with Londoners and members of our surrounding communities.
All our classes are secular in nature and led by qualified, experienced and caring teachers. Our inviting studio is equipped with everything you’ll need for an optimal mindfulness experience. (Just bring water and slippers!) Centrally located in the heart of Wortley Village, we are fully accessible, on major bus routes, and offer free, on-site parking. Be here now!
What is Mindfulness?
By dictionary definition, mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.” In short, it’s about paying attention to your life with more kindness and curiosity and saying goodbye to autopilot. Mindfulness practice doesn’t involve any evaluation, interpretation or judgment. Instead, it helps to cultivate a type of perception that focuses on “being” rather than “doing.”
Sounds simple? It is. But it’s called a practice for a reason. The benefits of mindfulness are real, but it’s not a magic bullet. Like any other program, you only experience results when you regularly apply the techniques in a consistent manner. If you can do that, a mindful practice can transform your life. The good news is, we are all capable of learning this essential skill.
Our Program Affiliates
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise founded in 2011 in downtown Toronto. It is the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada.
SMART (Stress Management & Resiliency Techniques) originally developed in the US is now managed by smartUBC, a not for profit unit of the University of British Columbia and coordinated through the Okanagan School of Education, UBC Okanagan campus. UBC researches and manages the development of the evidence base for continual updating of the curriculum.
Toronto-based Mindfulness Everyday is a registered charitable organization that has assembled and trained a dedicated team of professionals experienced in conducting mindfulness programs. They are the responsible for the administration and delivery of the SMART program in Ontario, and also for the certification of all smartEducation and smartEveryday teachers in the province. Download a smartEducation brochure here.
Applied behaviour solutions is a Southwestern Ontario-based consultancy owned and operated by Cherryl Fredette, R.ECE, a child behaviour specialist with over 25 years experience in various childcare and therapeutic settings within Canada and the U.S. In 2019, Cherryl will be bringing new and exciting programs to our centre for parents and children including the acclaimed Reaching In, Reaching Out program (RIRO), Bounce Back and Thrive!, and Camps on Tracks.