Who we are...
Arunas Antanaitis, BA, BEd, OCT
Wellness Facilitator & Mindfulness Specialist
Arunas is the co-founder of Mindful Solutions for Change, delivering mindfulness-based programs for educators, organizations and individuals. Arunas is certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Specialist and Transformative Mindfulness Methods Facilitator, trained at the University of Toronto Factor Inwentash School of Social Work. He is a trained facilitator with Mindfulness Without Borders, which delivers Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum to high school students. He is an associate facilitator with Mindfulness Everyday and board member of Centre of Compassion and Wisdom. Arunas lives in Hamilton delivering workshops to school boards and companies in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.
“Over the past 15 years, the bridging of science and contemplative arts resulted in the development of simple yet profound secular mindfulness programming. Having trained in these leading edge programs, I am thrilled to be part of the mindful revolution, facilitating transformative mindfulness based tools in schools and the workplace. As a retired high school teacher with 30 years of experience in the classroom, I understand the stressors of growing up and living in this fast paced world. Secular, accessible mindfulness-based programs, hold the key to coping with these stressors”.
Sharon Babineau, CD
Keynote Speaker/Author/Wellness Facilitator & Mindfulness Specialist
Sharon is an instructor at the University of Toronto – Continuing Education in the Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certification Program. She is the co-founder of Mindful Solutions for Change. Sharon presents workshops and keynotes on wellness, health and safety and work-life balance at conferences and organizations across Canada. She is certified at University of Toronto (Factor-Inwentash) as an Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist and facilitator in Transformative Mindfulness Methods and with Mindfulness Without Borders.
Sharon is also an associated facilitator at Mindfulness Everyday. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, visit: CAPS for more information. Sharon has worked with Canada’s top 100 companies, government agencies and health care providers.
Sharon is a decorated military soldier (retired). Acquiring mindfulness skills was key to her recovery from the grief of losing both her husband and young daughter. She trained in these meaningful methods so she could provide others with these practical tools and strategies to live a well balanced and optimal life at work and home. Sharon is the founder of Maddie’s Everlasting Wish, a not for profit started in her daughter’s memory. Sharon is the author of the awarding winning book “The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away” and has presented to over 30,000 students in schools across Canada and USA. She has been recognized for the work she has done at home and in Africa and is the recipient of many awards including – Heroine in the Home, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and YWCA Women of Distinction 2013. Sharon lives outside the Greater Toronto Area, Canada and travels across Canada.