Mindfulness is a mind full of here and now; being intimately in tune with what is going on inside and outside our bodies, in relation to ourselves, others and the world. A practice to begin with, a way of being, and love itself as we embody it more and more. At the root of it, mindfulness is a way out of suffering.
Amir Imani holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Adult Education from University of Toronto, Canada. He worked in mental health research at the Department of Psychiatry of University of Toronto, and studies and practices the effect of mind-body integration in mental health and balanced living since the year 2000.
He has undergone MBSR Teacher Training Program at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has been teaching MBSR to different groups including Mindfulness trainers, corporate staff and executives since 2005.
Through his personal and professional interest in body-mind medicine, Amir has trained with Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn himself, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR).
Amir has also trained with pioneer leading teachers including Joseph Goldstein and Larry Rosenberg. He is the Co-founder/director of the Indian based Omega Wellbeing, founding director of the only hospital based MBSR program in the Middle East region, and senior certified mindfulness teacher at UMASS Medical School.
Amir lives with his family in the Himalayas, but travels allot, holding workshops and retreats all over the world for public and private organizations, such as UNFPA, IBM, University of Madras, …