Laura Mandell is the founder and Chief Meditation Officer for Calm & Senses. Laura has been a Canadian Yoga Alliance-certified Meditation Teacher since 2012. As a leader in strategic marketing and communications, Laura has spent her career working in fast paced, high pressure roles. Having “run out of effective tools” in her stress management tool box, she discovered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2010 and completed an intensive nine-week program based on the work of Jon Kabat Zinn. It was life-changing.
She went on to complete her 200-hour Meditation Teacher Training Program and has taught privately, in workplaces, health care settings, in-person and online, working with adults and teens — all while continuing to work in her full-time, high-pressure roles. Her approach to meditation is “practical”; her goal is to make meditation accessible and meaningful for everyone who practices with her – especially those who never thought meditation was for them! Laura derives immense joy from helping others source their own inner calm within the outer chaos and brings a deeply intuitive style to her teaching.
Her teaching spans a variety of styles and her classes may include mindfulness, movement-based, progressive relaxation or body scan, yoga meditation, loving-kindness, guided visualization, sleep and breathwork meditations.