Learn how to move from stress to calm focus with our free workshop on 12 December with Alena at 19.00 CET.

Certified Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher

My path in wellness and well-being began more than 20 years ago, with a deep interest and curiosity toward self-awareness and ongoing self-development. This has grown over the years beyond an interest into a personal commitment towards a life based on intention.

Growing up and living most of my life in western Canada and close to the Rocky Mountains, I have deep love of nature. Since establishing myself in Belgium in 2016, I keep this feeling close to my heart and enjoy sharing this connection with others.

I completed my university training in (International) Development Studies, Communication and Culture in Canada. This was followed by 20+ years working in communications and project management in corporate, government and non-profit sectors, including six years most recently working on Euro-Brussels/European Union institution public outreach activities.

My yoga and meditation practice as well as attendance at well-being retreats became essential for me in order to re-balance and re-focus a stressful working life. In 2018 I participated in a one-week summer retreat at the wonderful Plum Village, a beautiful monastic community of former Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. This experience and Thich Nhat Hanh’s many teachings have brought new gifts that continue to feed me.

I completed the mindfulness teacher training offered through Brussels Mindfulness (based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction technique, 2022), and have also participated in the 2-day teacher training programme Mindfulness Frame by Frame with Professor Emeritus Mark Williams for mindfulness trainers (Leuven, Belgium, June 2022).

As a 200-hr certified yoga teacher (2017, Ashtanga Vinyasa, teachers Marc Pouw and Dace Ošleja, Brussels Yoga Loft), I am an internationally accredited member of Yoga Alliance. Having had some of my own health challenges, I encourage engagement and sensitivity to injuries and other possible trauma in all of my sessions. There is room for all levels of experience!

I also meet with individuals and facilitate organisation/company trainings on a variety of themes.

You never know what can change your life. Sometimes it's the small things, sometimes it's the big things, or both! I have been and continue to be inspired by others and believe there is a lot to be gained from shared experience. This is my motivation for doing what I do and for trying to live in a balanced, connected and mindful way.

I enjoy finding simple and personally meaningful ways to share basic principles of well-being and mindfulness to those who are looking for change. My personal experience is that learning to work with our breath and practicing self-awareness is a powerful way for most of us to connect.

I deliver sessions in English, with basic language abilities in Dutch and French.

Lorinda Brinton