This course was a welcome resource during Covid times. It changed my mindset significantly and helped me not only cope but actually thrive in these strange times. I felt better myself and was better in relationships.

Brian is an excellent practitioner, guide and teacher. He brings a wealth of knowledge, practical tools, kindness and a curious mind.

The course content was rich and there was also a beautiful opportunity to practice together, as well on our own outside of the class. I was fully engaged throughout and looked forward to our weekly sessions. Thank you Brian!

Carolyn Buccongello
former HR Director, Shopify & Microsoft

Brian’s passion both for mindfulness and helping others develop their mindfulness practice was evident from the very first few minutes of class! Brian is well-organized, thoughtful, creative, patient and extremely warm.

He explains techniques clearly and answers questions with ease. He makes a Zoom meeting feel like an in-person class with his presence.

I would highly recommend this course for both people who have never tried mindfulness and are perhaps even feeling a bit skeptical or apprehensive, as well as people who have a regular meditation practice ongoing already. Brian makes all of his participants feel supported and encouraged every step of the way.

Natalie Czerwinski

My original goal with this course was to get back into the habit of meditating daily.  With your guidance throughout this course, I received so much more.

The well-thought-out course structure, all the tools provided, including online resources, your easy-going manner, clear instructions, personal stories to emphasize points and being available for additional questions or just plain conversations.

I can’t thank you enough for your guidance, time and patience over the past 8 weeks.

Lynne Aube
retired BMO

We often let life drive us, or pass us by because we don’t pay attention or don’t let our mind focus elsewhere. Brian helped me drop into stillness, into my body and into the present moment with techniques taught over the course. It’s a life skill I will take with me.

Wendy Salisko

This was an excellent course for an introduction to mindfulness. It covered all of the basics in a very inclusive and professional environment and provided a number of resources for further practice. Brian’s professionalism and ability to lead the group class made the experience very enjoyable.

Paul Bradley, Finance Professional

Brian is an unusually insightful and generous instructor. He doesn’t offer a canned or one-size-fits-all approach to mindfulness; instead, his course introduces multiple ways into a more mindful life. The classes include engaging instruction, useful guided practice and wise, empathetic interaction. Unlike my previous experiences with mindfulness, this course gave me the flexibility I needed to build a nurturing practice of mindfulness into my life.

Patricia Westerhof, writer and creative writing instructor

Dr. Dower was extremely knowledgeable, present, engaging, and made me feel comfortable and open to talk in the course. His enthusiasm for the course content and material was palpable and guided each meditation in a calm and skilled manner. I highly recommend him as a teacher and leader in the field.

Mark Citro, Chiropractor

I knew I would enjoy and benefit from this course with Dr. Brian. He puts his heart and soul into his work and his passion shines through. His voice is calming and he never once got stumped with any questions that were thrown at him. He effortlessly elaborated on and explained how mindfulness was at work with every experience someone shared. My mind is constantly racing, but I am now able to slow it down and be present in a moment. I thought prior to this course, I was living a pretty peaceful life…I was wrong. I highly recommend this course to anyone. If you’re open to it, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Brian.

Gaye Broderick