Andre Mech, P.Eng., MBA, CMVP
Andre started on the MBSR teacher path after personally experiencing the stress reduction benefits of a daily meditation practice and attending a number of mindfulness and yoga retreats.
Over the years Andre has attended formal intensive meditation training courses led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and numerous MBSR Teacher Training courses (such as Mind-Body Medicine) led by Florence Meleo-Meyer, Lynn Koerbel, Rob Smith and Judson Brewer at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Andre continued his meditative studies for personal growth and professional development under the individual supervision of Colleen Camenisch, MBA, an affiliate of UMass, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Andre’s studies have included week-long silent retreats led by Beth Mulligan (Mindful-Way) and Jon Aaron (New York Insight Meditation) at Copper Beech in West Hartford, Connecticut, Janet Solyntjes (The Center for Courageous Living), Jim Colosi (Meditation Guru) at Shambala in Colorado and Winnie Nazarko (Barre Insight Meditation Center) through Dharma Retreats in Toronto, Ontario.
Andre has completed an Observership of MBSR for Pain at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, in the Technical Academic Medicine for Pain Institute, under the guidance of Dr Orit Zamir.
Andre is Qualified by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Centre for Mindfulness (CFM) to teach the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
Andre has taught over 15 MBSR courses and has conducted numerous Introduction to Mindfulness courses and Mindfulness Seminars to a multitude of corporations, SMEs and Volunteer Organizations for the purposes of stress reduction and well being, creativity enhancement and performance improvement.
Andre looks forward to teaching the next series of classes at The Halton Centre.