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About Ruby

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I am passionate about the power of mindfulness and self-compassion to help us cultivate resilience.  

Nice to meet you. I'm Ruby (she/her). I am a Registered Occupational Therapist, meditation teacher, small business owner, mom of 2 kiddos + 1 canine, nature lover, very beginner guitarist, and aspiring book worm. (Currently reading: Radical Candor by Kim Scott, and On Becoming a Person, by Carl Rogers)

I offer individual counselling and coaching to help with a range of challenges, courses and workshops on stress management and resilience, and drop-in meditation classes online and in-person. I am also the founder and director of Union Yoga + Wellness in Toronto. 

    Training and Education
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, 2013
  • Master of Psychiatry (Research), McGill, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, McGill, 2008
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy  (MBCT) Facilitation, University of Toronto & Centre for Mindfulness Studies 
  • Certificate in Applied Mindfulness Meditation, University of Toronto
  • Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Relaxation Training, Anxiety Management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Informed Care.
  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Toronto, 2011
  • Numerous additional Yoga trainings including Restorative Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, and more.


I have had a formal (almost) daily meditation practice for over 10 years. It all started with this book (thanks, mom!).
As long time student of Buddhist meditation and psychology in the Theravada tradition, I attend regular silent retreats of 5 to 10 days to maintain and deepen my practice. I feel fortunate to have practiced and studied with renowned teachers including Joseph Goldstein, Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters, DaRa Williams, Pascal Auclair, Darryl Lynn Ross, and Jill Davey.

In 2022 completed a 2-year Community Dharma Leader Mentorship program offered by True North Insight.  

   Professional Registrations

  • Registered in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
  • International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA)
  • Mindfulness Toronto
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