Natalie Gendron, Co-Founder of Bee Happy Mindfulness Inc. 

Natalie Gendron has been in education for more than 25 years working with children from pre-school to Grade 6. She is also a Trauma-Informed certified children and teen Yoga Instructor and a  Creative Mindfulness Practitioner.  She has delivered mindfulness-based workshops throughout Toronto and Mississauga using play, nature, movement, and breath work. Natalie loves to take learning outdoors, using nature to inspire wonder and curiosity. Natalie also loves spending time in the forest with her children and dog.

Bee Happy Mindfulness integrates social and emotional skills into education and workplaces using secular and mindfulness-based practices including customized programs and products with the Jays Care Foundation, YMCA, PDSB and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Follow Bee Happy Mindfulness at @BeeHappyMindfulness across social media.

 

Julie Middleton, Ph.D, Co-Founder of Bee Happy Mindfulness Inc.

Julie Middleton, Ph.D,  is an educator with 25 plus years working as an elementary public school teacher, principal, and consultant of a private school, and most recently as a Co-Founder of Bee Happy Mindfulness. Julie completed her PhD, researching instructional coaching and math instruction. Julie has an avid interest in mathematics education, professional learning, and issues of equity impacting education.

Bee Happy Mindfulness integrates social and emotional skills into education and workplaces using secular and mindfulness-based practices including customized programs and products with the Jays Care Foundation, YMCA, PDSB and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Follow Bee Happy Mindfulness at @BeeHappyMindfulness across social media. 

 

Leigh Mitchell,  Bee Happy Mindfulness Inc.

Leigh Mitchell is a mindfulness-based social and emotional learning educator, mental health advocate and oversees the marketing for Bee Happy Mindfulness. Statistics Canada recognized her as an EDI Expert in Gender Diversity. Leigh has an Honours Diploma in Recreation Leadership from Humber College and certifications in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization from the University of Colorado Boulder and Ethical Leadership from the University of Virginia. Leigh is passionate about equity in education and sport with diversity-related coaching certifications from the Coaching Association of Canada and Gender Equity: Inclusive Design Specialization from the University of Toronto. Leigh also teaches marketing to international students at York University School of Continuing Education and has an executive certificate in Marketing from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.

Bee Happy Mindfulness integrates social and emotional skills into education and workplaces using secular and mindfulness-based practices including customized programs and products with the Jays Care Foundation, YMCA, PDSB and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Follow Bee Happy Mindfulness at @BeeHappyMindfulness across social media. 

 


 

ASSOCIATES/ADVISORS

Beverley Anderson, M.S.W., RSW, CPF, is a seasoned professional in the mental health field, boasting 28 years of counselling experience. As a Registered Social Worker, she specializes in Perinatal Mental Health, providing invaluable support, resources, and strategies through an eclectic approach. Beverley’s expertise extends to Compassionate Bereavement Care, particularly for those grappling with Perinatal Loss. A deep presence and understanding mark her commitment to accompanying clients on their bereavement journeys.

In addition to her client work, Beverley is passionate about Clinical Supervision, finding it an energizing and mutually rewarding aspect of her career. Her services are not limited to in-person interactions; she is also registered to offer virtual counselling to residents of Ontario.

Beverley’s experience covers a wide range of areas, including counselling for fertility issues, building alternative families, managing depression and anxiety, addressing parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, navigating life transitions, and fostering healthy relationships. Her approach is authentic, encouraging, and humour-infused, always informed by trauma sensitivity and deep care.

Beverley proudly offers an LGBTQIA2S+ positive, inclusive, and culturally sensitive practice. To learn more about her and her services, visit www.mariposapsychotherapyservices.ca. Beverley Anderson’s dedication to her client’s well-being is the cornerstone of her practice, making her a trusted and respected figure in her field.

Natalie Haynes, Registered Psychotherapist and Speaker 

Natalie Haynes is an educator, Registered Psychotherapist and speaker.  Natalie’s experience combines 13 years in logistics and supply chain, which include various management roles at Canadian Tire Corporation.  To support her mental health challenges, Natalie sought out therapy and became a client, which changed how she related to everything.  Natalie decided to change careers and has been a Psychotherapist in private practice for over 15 years.

Natalie uses her varied experience to facilitate experiential workshops, and online courses on mental health, equity, inclusion and belonging.  Natalie engages others through her vulnerability, personal stories and experiences, creating psychologically safe spaces necessary for learning and growth to occur.

Her current program entitled “The Comfortable Race Conversation Process” leads individuals through an experiential process to learn how to have uncomfortable conversations about race with other races.  This program has been included in the Government of Canada’s, 50-30 Challenge, as a tool to support organizations to have more honest conversations about race.



Land Acknowledgement:
 

Bee Happy Mindfulness Inc. is located in the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and recognize our role in fostering peaceful and equitable relationships with all people on these lands