MEET OUR TEAM & ADVISORS

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

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.

Bee Happy  Mindfulness programs integrate social and emotional skills into education and workplaces using secular mindfulness-based practices including customized programs with the Jays Care Foundation, YMCA and PDSB. Follow Bee Happy Mindfulness at @BeeHappyMindfulness across social media. Visit us online at: https://beehappymindfulness.com.

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

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 programs integrate social and emotional skills into education and workplaces using secular mindfulness-based practices including customized programs with the Jays Care Foundation, YMCA and PDSB. Follow Bee Happy Mindfulness at @BeeHappyMindfulness across social media. Visit us online at: https://beehappymindfulness.com.

Leigh Mitchell, Co-Founder of Bee Happy Mindfulness Inc.

Leigh Mitchell, Co-Founder of Bee Happy Mindfulness Inc.

Leigh Mitchell is an educator and Co-Founder of Bee Happy Mindfulness and the Bee Happy Podcast and is also an instructor at York University. Statistics Canada recognized Leigh as an EDI Expert in Gender Diversity. Leigh is a certified parenting instructor (Adlerian Psychology). She has certifications in The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning  (University of Colorado Boulder), Mindfulness and Wellbeing Foundations (Rice University) and Gender Analytics: Gender Equity through Inclusive Design Specialization (University of Toronto). Leigh has six certifications from the Coaching Association of Canada including: Anti-Racism in Coaching, Mental Health in Sport, Keeping Girls in Sport (Respect Group). Leigh is also currently working on certifications in Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training both through YogaRenew. 

Bee Happy Mindfulness programs integrate social and emotional skills into education and workplaces using secular mindfulness-based practices including customized programs with the Jays Care Foundation, YMCA and PDSB. Follow Bee Happy Mindfulness at @BeeHappyMindfulness across social media. Visit us online at: https://beehappymindfulness.com.

 

OUR ADVISORS

Beverley Anderson

Beverley Anderson

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 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

Natalie Haynes

 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.