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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Meditation | Open Gym: Moment presented by Bell


Hoame, Toronto's Modern Meditation Studio

TO Live and Meridian Hall Living Room Series:  https://www.tolive.com/livingrooms-cassidy-thedorf

Blog: How to Meditate at Home 


Corporate Vision - Best Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor Award - https://www.cv-magazine.com/2020-just-be-meditation

She Does the City - 6 Summer Wellness Retreats in Ontario http://www.shedoesthecity.com/6-summer-wellness-retreats-ontario-check

Narcity coverage of AltaVie pop-up https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/toronto/feature/torontos-brand-new-yoga-and-cocktail-lounge-is-actually-the-perfect-spot-to-go-with-your-bff

Meditation Mag - A Woman's Quest to Find Purpose https://meditationmag.com/benefits-of-meditation/a-womans-quest-to-find-purpose/

The Bee - Interview 


Sony Centre event listing http://www.sonycentre.ca/education-and-engagement/community-classes

Halfmoon Blog: What to Pack for Vipassana https://www.shophalfmoon.ca/blog/vipassana-what-to-pack/

WellTODo Muskoka Yoga Festival Teacher Profile http://www.welltodo.ca/muskoka-yoga-festival-radiate-happy/

Simply Mindful Blog http://www.smindful.ca/2018/05/15/mindfulness-in-cassidys-words-immerse-yourself-in-life-as-it-unfolds/

Toronto Life coverage of AltaVie Launch Event https://torontolife.com/culture/art/artsy-launch-event-cannabis-brand-altavie/

Woodfield Blog https://woodfield.life/news/woodfielder-vol-4

Daily Hive - Top Things to Do in Toronto https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-january-25-27-2019

My Out of 10 Blog https://myoutof10.com/2018/04/16/interview-with-meditation-teacher-cassidy-thedorf-radiate-happy/

Reflection Counselling blog/Fire Within retreat review https://www.reflectioncounselling.ca/blog/2018/7/2/the-key-ingredient-for-growth-and-connection

GumGum Blog - How Meditation Changed my Life by Cassidy Thedorf https://blog.gumgum.com/articles/people-of-gumgum-cassidy-thedorf-how-meditation-changed-my-lifeand-how-it-could-change-yours

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Meditation Mixer at Lululemon https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1162157

WellTODo coverage of Muskoka Yoga Festival http://www.welltodo.ca/muskoka-yoga-festival/

Muskoka Yoga Festival Teacher Directory http://www.muskokayogafestival.com/staff/cassidy-thedorf/

Green Living Show Teacher Listings http://www.greenlivingshow.ca/sweat-equity-yoga-fitness-pavilion-2018/

WellTODo article: How to Love the Darkness during Life's Solar Eclipse(s) http://welltodo.ca/love-darkness-solar-eclipse/   

Where to Fuel Your Mind, Body and Soul this Winter in Toronto by Toronto Guardian https://torontoguardian.com/2018/01/mind-body-and-soul-toronto/

Mindful Society speakers https://amindfulsociety.org/speakers/

Mindful Society speaker listing https://amindfulsociety.org/speaker-lineup/cassidy-thedorf/

This Is Really Happening Blog http://www.thisisreallyhappening.ca/blog/release-receive

Socielle Firefly blog http://www.sociellefirefly.com/blog.html   

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Kit & Ace event https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1074084   

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Lululemon event https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1080078

Yelp's Top 10 Meditation Centres in Toronto https://en.yelp.com.ph/search?cflt=meditationcenters&find_loc=Downtown+Core%2C+Toronto%2C+ON   

Urban  Moms blog http://urbanmoms.ca/life/health-fitness/inspiring-yoga-classes-in-toronto-that-take-place-outside-the-studio/   

Yoga Journal meditation teacher listing https://directory.yogajournal.com/profile/cassidy-thedorf

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Lululemon event https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1080078

World Fitness Expo Teacher Guide https://worldfitnessexpo.com/speaker/cassidy-thedorf/

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Downward Dog event https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1092875

Impact Kitchen blog  https://www.impactkitchen.ca/2017/10/03/a-day-in-the-life-team-well-to-do/ 

WellTODo coverage of Mind the Taps event http://welltodo.ca/mind-taps-event-recap/

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Reiki & Release at The Drake Hotel https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1089701

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Sound Healing & Meditation with Alexandria and Cassidy at lululemon  https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1089702 

Healthy Place article - How Meditation Saved Me from OCD https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/yourmentalhealth/2018/01/meditation-saved-me-from-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/

Snap Downtown coverage of Right Here, Right Now (Reiki, Meditation and Sound Healing) at Knixwear https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1118856

Snap Downtown coverage of Self-Love Saturday https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1119882

IN Magazine "Sweet Slumber" article http://inmagazine.ca/2018/03/sweet-slumber/

WellTODo Article: How to Embrace the Super Blue Blood Moon http://www.welltodo.ca/embrace-super-blue-blood-moon/

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Mind into Moment (Mindfulness 101) https://queen.snapd.com/events/view/1133336

Toronto Public Library - Meditation 101 Event Listing https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT352648&R=EVT352648

IN Magazine article - In the Moment http://inmagazine.ca/2018/11/in-the-moment/

Fairchild TV Interview https://www.fairchildtv.com/programarchive_detail.php?

Wave GratiTuesday Event https://blog.waveapps.com/gratituesdays-at-wave/

Social Media Week Toronto - Fireside Chat with Hoame https://www.socialmediaweektoronto.com/session/smwto-unplugged-with-hoame-tours-fireside-chat/

Narcity - Top Events in January 2019


Style Democracy - Top Events in January 2019


Daily Hive - Top Events in January 2019 http://dailyhive.com/toronto/free-toronto-events-january-2019

Create Being - Events in January 2019


Daily Hive - Events Listings 


Momentum Mag - How to Incorporate Meditation into Your Workday - https://www.inmomentummag.com/how-meditate-work-day-every-day/

Snap Downtown Toronto coverage of Earth Love & Learn at Hoame - https://downtowntoronto.snapd.com/events/view/1238343

Blognitive Therapy blog - https://blognitivetherapy.co.uk/2019/04/03/who-ever-heard-of-sound-meditation/

Daily Hive - 5 Things To Do in Toronto Today https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-wednesday-january-16

Daily Hive - Top Things to Do In Toronto this Sunday https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-sunday-january-27

Daily Hive - Yoga & Meditation https://dailyhive.com/toronto/free-community-yoga-meditation-classes-toronto-sony-centre-2019

Daily Hive - Top Events https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-sunday-march-24-2019

Daily Hive - Top Events https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-march-22-24-2019

Daily Hive - Top Events https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-saturday-march-23-2019

Daily Hive - Top Events https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-sunday-march-31-2019

Daily Hive - Top Events in May https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-may-2019

Daily Hive - 10 Places to Spoil Your Mom This Mother's Day - https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-mothers-day-events-2019

Toronto.com - Mother's Day - https://www.toronto.com/whatson-story/8593561-things-to-do-with-mom-on-mother-s-day-in-toronto/

Daily Hive - Things To Do - https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-may-10-12-2019

Daily Hive - Things To Do - https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-sunday-may-12-2019

Daily Hive - Can't Miss Events - https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-events-may-13-19-2019

Toronto Storeys - Top Free Things to Do in Toronto - 


Kind Words

Kind Words

Kind Words


"The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (www.thepowerplant.org) hosted an exhibition by an artist who, in part, grapples with the complexities of trauma resulting from colonialism, military conflict, amputation. We invited Cassidy to develop and lead two meditation sessions in the gallery, and she came prepared with amazing words of encouragement for participants with a general interest and, especially, for participants who may have personal experience with trauma... and guided meditations which left participants feeling comforted and relaxed. I cannot recommend Cassidy highly enough... and will be looking for more opportunities to work together!" - Josh


"Cassidy lead a series of meditation classes at the Sony Centre as part of our community programming. She is a wonderful meditation leader and a pleasure to work with! The classes were very informative, welcoming, and accessible for our participants. I would highly recommend attending Cassidy’s classes/workshops!"  - Jennifer

"I would highly recommended anyone take part in this class to infuse a spot of wellness into your day. It's a welcoming, safe and unpretentious space to develop or deepen your meditation practise." - Dana   

"Fantastic. I get so much out of it. Cassidy is able to accommodate all experience levels and infuses the room with the perfect atmosphere and helpful insights." - Dave   

"We invited Cassidy to lead a 30 minute meditation session on our camping trip to Rouge Park where we brought together a group of artists and creatives to connect in the outdoors. She guided the meditation in a way that was incredibly relevant for our group by speaking to playfulness and creativity. Cassidy was awesome at catering the meditation to the needs of the group and was great with adapting to the challenges of the outdoor environment. She definitely made everyone feel super calm and comfortable and ready to take on the day! We'd love to have her back and lead another meditation session for Outdoor Studio in the future!" - Cheryl  

"Being in the class today was a heart-warming, informative and uplifting experience. In one of the meditation sessions Cassidy asked us to feel our emotions, the strongest one to pop up for me was feeling safe. This was the first time I have recognised this feeling in myself in a long time and hearing her talk about this particular emotion meant so much to me. Cassidy is a wonderful teacher, spirit and human... she inspires me to continue my journey to ‘radiate’  through my soul!" - G.D. 

Fire Within Retreat review: "This retreat was so much more than I could have envisioned. It was organized so well and was optimized for openness, learning, and acceptance. I built some very strong connections with others, shared some truly magical moments, and connected to myself in a new yet familiar way. Highly highly recommend!" - Stephanie

"I first met Cassidy at one of her workshops, and was impressed by her knowledgeable and informative approach to mindfulness, combined with her hands-on practice. Her voice is calming, and the way she explains mindfulness makes it accessible to all. I can’t wait to join other workshops she has.   I then asked her to lead some workshops alongside me for a corporate event I was running, and it was so well received by all attendees. I strongly recommend her, and would happily work with her again." - Diviya

"I was hesitant about starting meditation, I found it difficult to do on my own- but Cassidy is so knowledgable and made me feel welcome.  Meditation has now become a central part of my life. I have attended multiple Just Be Meditation events and would highly recommend her to anyone who is interesting in learning about meditation".- Victoria

"Just Be Meditation is leading Toronto to a more peaceful & mindful state of mind. I've attended a number of events lead by Cassidy and I always leave feeling lighter and calmer. I would definitely recommend checking out her events, many of them are even free!"

- Jill

"Really amazing guided meditations that Cassidy can curate for whichever needs you would like to address. "Meditation on the Streetcar" and "How to Meditate for Better Sleep" are examples of great classes I truly enjoyed. Prices are extremely fair and I heard that there are private sessions for groups or corporate events available. I would definitely recommend checking out if you live in the city and are looking for some peace of mind. Gracias"
- Anon

"Cassidy from Just Be Meditation is such a gem and one of the most down to earth meditation teachers in the city. I have hired her for many mindfulness based events and have taken part in many of her workshops and retreats. If you are curious about meditation and want to dive in in a safe enviroment that is held with so much wisdom, Cassidy is your gal."
- Samantha

"I met Cassidy a few years ago when I was the Event Manager at Calii Love and she began teaching meditation classes our yoga studio upstairs. She immediately won me over with her radiant aura and natural calming nature. Her classes were a true testament to her gifts and expertise in mindfulness. Cassidy was able to pack lunch time classes every week for months with a diverse group of individuals that genuinely looked forward to her class specifically. I participated in her classes on many occasions, and they were always a safe, tranquil space that taught us all how to love ourselves, be present and lead happier lives from within." 

- Tawnia

"If you are looking for someone to provide deep, approachable, open, well thought out meditations or workshops, while also being extremely professional, organized and reliable to work with, Cassidy is hands down your perfect choice. I have known Cassidy for a number of years and experienced her wonderful meditations first hand. She has the ability to really lead you to a deeper meditation, with ease and softness. In a professional capacity in my role as the Director for the Muskoka Yoga Festival, she was such a pleasure to work with professionally. She is proactive, providing details ahead of asking. As well, the response from attendees of the workshops she led were overwhelmingly positive. Even in the post event survey I sent out, her workshop was listed as the ‘best’ class of the weekend (there was 45+ hours of classes to pick from)." 

- Jayla

"TO Live has worked with Cassidy from Just Be Meditation for the past two years and we hope to continue to work with her for many years to come. Cassidy has partnered with us for the past two years to lead a series of meditation classes as part of our free community class series. Her classes were very informative, welcoming, and accessible for our community participants. The feedback we received after the first set of classes was overwhelming positive and led us to look for more opportunities to offer Cassidy ’s amazing classes. She is a highly adaptable, kind and compassionate meditation teacher. She is very versatile and offers a variety of engaging and accessible meditation topics and activities." 

- Jennifer

Simply Mindful article

Mindfulness in Cassidy's Words - Immerse Yourself in Life as it Unfolds

Sweat Equity article

Pay Attention - Matters of Mindfulness by Cassidy Thedorf