Cassidy is a meditation and mindfulness teacher, practising in Toronto and area. She is certified in both the Foundations of Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation, as well as the Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation, both through the University of Toronto.
Areas of study have included Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation, Embodying the Qualities of Mindfulness, Histories of Mindfulness Meditation Practises, Philosophies of Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation, Contemporary Applications of Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Mindfulness of Feelings, Foundations of Mindful Eating and Mindfulness and Art Therapy. Cassidy also has a certificate in MindScape, through the International BodyTalk Association. She has further learned with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, including Mindfulness Core Concepts in June 2019.
Cassidy graduated meditation teacher training in the Learn to REST program under Sara Moncrieff, and is certified in Emergency First Aid and Level “A” CPR with AED Program (Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City Program, 2019). Cassidy is also certified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) with Mental Health First Aid Canada, through Ease Inc (2019). In November 2019, she will complete her MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Facilitator Training through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies.
In her own practise, Cassidy has attended a 10-day Vipassana retreat, a one-day retreat with Shinzen Young, a three-day retreat at Esalen Institute with Shiva Rea (2019), a two-day retreat at the Zen Buddhist Temple, a one-day retreat with The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, and more. In 2018, Cassidy attended The Mindful Society Conference: From Curiosity to Compassion, as well as the 2019 Conference: Be, Act, Belong.
She has deepened her practise during travels to India, Bali, Thailand, Big Sur, and other destinations with deep roots in meditation.
Believing in the healing powers of both energy and touch, she often incorporates reiki, sound healing, and thai yoga massage into her classes. She learned Reiki Level I with Reiki Master Barb Keshen, and intro to Thai Yoga Massage with Banh Thai Spa in Toronto.
You may have joined Cassidy for a meditation during the lululemon 10K (June 2018 and June 2019), at the Sweat Equity Stage during the Green Living Show (April 2018), or at the AltaVie launch party, where she had the pleasure of meditating with a panel which included author Cleo Wade. In 2019 she had the pleasure of guiding a practise on Gratitude at A Mindful Society. Cassidy has also been found at the Muskoka Yoga Festival, offering both meditation and reiki, and teaching in San Francisco with Within Meditation for Earth Day 2019. She also had the pleasure of presenting and teaching at Fireside Conference in 2019.
Today, you can find Cassidy guiding meditation around downtown Toronto, including at Hoame at 430 Adelaide St W.
Cassidy had the pleasure of teaching at the Muskoka Yoga Festival, 2018