Vicki Herman and Jennifer Keane and began teaching mindfulness meditation classes together five years ago at the University of Saskatchewan. They are excited to continue their collaborations by offering mindfulness programs and counselling in Saskatoon, SK.
Vicki has supported mental health and wellbeing in a range of capacities including individual and group counselling, workshops, training, and consulting. Key focus areas have included coping, resilience, eating and body image, peer assistance, and enhanced work and learning environments.
Vicki has extensive training through the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. In 2014 she initiated ongoing mindfulness programming for University of Saskatchewan students consisting of weekly drop-in sessions, 8-week courses, workshops, and online meditations.
After 27 years working at the University of Saskatchewan, Vicki is excited to shift to private practice and focus on her area of greatest passion: mindfulness. Vicki approaches her work from a foundation of strength and capacity, supporting individuals in cultivating their internal resources and in meeting their challenges with respect and compassion.
Jennifer has practiced mindfulness meditation and studied Buddhist psychology since 1990, integrating these principles in her therapeutic approach. She has extensive training from Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher—Professional Level (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Jennifer has been teaching mindfulness classes for over 15 years, including those for specialized groups such as people with eating and body-image issues, and those facing the challenges of aging. As well, she offers program for clinicians and parents, and teaches the Mindful Schools program in Saskatoon classrooms.
Jennifer has also worked as a Spiritual Care practitioner and has an interest and specialized training in grief, loss, and end-of-life care. She was a founding member of of Prairie Hospice in Saskatoon.
Jennifer is passionate about the potential of mindfulness for all ages and is committed to creating a safe and respectful environment for exploration and healing.
WHY SIT SASKATOON?
On Treaty Six Territory and the homeland of the Metis, Saskatoon is a vibrant city undergoing rapid change, all the while remaining rooted in a sense of belonging and place. Not too big and not too small, Saskatoon fosters economic opportunity, youthful energy, creative collaboration, and is the perfect home for the Sit community. Interest in mindfulness is growing in Saskatoon. Sit is here to provide a unique place to learn, practice, and find ways to incorporate mindfulness into all aspect of our daily lives.
We at Sit Saskatoon love this city, its people, and its passions. Let’s sit together.
In the age of globalization, technology, and change, we need more than ever to foster our ability to slow down, check in, and be present. At Sit, we believe – on the basis of our training and our own experience – that a regular mindfulness meditation practice has the power to change the way we see and interact with ourselves and the world around us. More than ever, we need to strengthen our mindfulness muscles to sit with both the challenges and opportunities of our time.