About The Teacher

Sharon e. Davison (B.Ed Adult) CMC® is a facilitator, coach and trainer who’s life’s work has focused on increasing awareness and making behavioural shifts for personal & professional well-being. Believing that awareness and learning are fundamental for resiliency, growth, development and actualizing potential, Sharon creates and delivers training on topics such as Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Understanding your Relationship with Money, Navigating through Change, Self-Care and Compassion, Kindfulness, and Professional Development training for Facilitators or Employment Coaches.

Sharon completed professional training with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at Massachusetts Medical (2011) and is a graduate of the Inter-Professional Certificate program in Applied Mindfulness Meditation from the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work with a specialty in the Mind at Work business stream. She became faculty in 2014.

As a meditator of many years Sharon received teachings and empowerments from Meditation Masters such as His Holiness 17th Karmapa, Wongdor Rinpoche, and Thich Nhat Hahn, however she met the teacher she considers her root teacher, Namgyal Rinpoche, in 2002. She currently studies with Lama Lena (Yeshe Katyup), a master of Dzogchen meditation, who has authorized Sharon to teach as Lama Tashi (Tashi Namgyal). In 2010 Sharon began leading meditation retreats at the Dharma Centre of Canada, and then began teaching secular mindfulness for stress reduction and delivering an 8 week Mindful Living course in 2011. Since that time she has included working with individuals through mindfulness coaching and money coaching.

Her focus in leading retreats is for those new to meditation, those who wish to deepen practice or those who are interested in exploring universal topics. Sharon is particularly interested in mindfulness and awareness teachings being applied to work environments & daily living, and bringing a holistic perspective to a life practice, as new universal teachings emerge from a synthesis of Western Mystery traditions, Buddhism, Eco-spirituality, Neuroeconomics and other religious and scientific wisdoms.

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After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica

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