I feel very blessed
and grateful for being able to live my passion of sharing
Embodied Awareness, what it means to be fully awake, fully
aware, fully human and that it helps others is more than
I could ask for.
Below are some kind
words from the generous participants of my programs who
have taken time to write. And further down are links to
the wonderful and supportive community of colleagues who
can assist to wake up your senses allowing you to become
fully alive, fully aware, fully embodied to live the life
you were intended to. They have greatly influenced my life.
Blessings to all. -Shirley McMillan
"Yoga In Stillness is a gift to myself. I find it eases my stress levels and I’m amazed at the physical benefits of small, slow, gentle movements. I recommend it highly." ~Michele
"I have attended several of Shirley's classes and workshops. Each and every time I come away feeling energized and totally relaxed at the same time. If I could describe her classes and teaching in one word it would be Tranquility." ~Nancy
"Shirley is a gifted, high energy yoga instructor with great devotion to her pupils' progress and well being. A very competent teacher who creates a safe and comfortable environment through care and compassion. This allows her students to learn, let go and release. She is very intuitive, sensitive and respectful to the body language of her pupils." ~Suzanne
"I took Shirley’s Mindfulness course on the advice of my Doctor… Overworked, I had lost touch with my body and turned something wonderful into a machine. My wife, Joy, and I have followed that initial class with Shirley’s weekly stillness sessions on Friday evenings…. I think it a life saver to me… I continue to find it a wonder that there is often a deep learning, about myself, each week.” ~Allan
" I have spent my life trying to cram in to it as much as I can in
order not to miss anything. This way of living has ensured I missed
everything. The Mindfulness course has allowed me to know what it
actually means to live and to experience this life....the only one we
get! Thanks Shirley for all my moments I get to be here for!” ~Jocelyn
"I came to Shirley's yoga class as a bit of a sceptic, having practiced Ashtanga yoga until an injury required me to find an alternative. What I found was a wise, patient teacher who encouraged me to find movement from inside, organically. The strength & spaciousness that has developed by moving from within rather than forcing my body is an experience I cannot put into words but one I wish could be felt by all. I am no longer a sceptic. Shirley is a rare spirit and a gifted instructor. I hope to learn much more from her." ~ L J
"Shirley is wonderful. She has a presence you can feel across the room."
I look forward to spending my Tuesday evenings
with Shirley…her classes are pure bliss for my bones
and my brain.
Shirley's yoga class is a time of peace, tranquility and
total relaxation for me. Shirley is a very knowledgeable
instructor and is constantly learning new techniques, which
she shares with her students. I highly recommend trying
one of her classes or workshops.
"Shirley's wisdom, skill and individual guidance make
each class an experience of renewal."
The Power of Mindfulness Stress Reduction
through Mindful Living is a beautiful gift. I thoroughly
enjoyed every minute of it. The program has helped me to
understand myself better and to understand others instead
of just tolerating them (their opinions, values etc). As
a result of this program, I have been able to centre myself
on the busiest days and to calm myself in the most stressful
moments. My greatest learning from the program is that being
mindful creates more time. It's as if paying attention to
each moment makes the moments longer and more enjoyable.
I’'ve definitely grown and will continue to grow through
revisiting, practicing and sharpening the skills I've gained.
Shirley is a kind and beautiful lady with a spirit that
will guide you on this wonderful journey that should not
be missed. ~Lillian
The Power of Mindfulness Stress Reduction through Mindful
Living, has enhanced my skills of awareness, acceptance
and living in the present moment. This means my life has
more balance, simplicity, ease, inner peace and joy. After
taking this course AND PRACTICING, I feel like I've found
the owners manual for my mind!
" I have spent my life trying to cram in to it as much
as I can in
order not to miss anything. This way of living has ensured
everything. The Power of Mindfulness Stress Reduction through
Mindful Living course has allowed me to know what it
actually means to live and to experience this life....the
only one we
get! " Thanks Shirley for all my moments I get to be
I had tried meditating before and never really got it..
never felt the benefit of meditation. Now that I have learned
about mindful living , I think of my entire life more in
terms of mindfulness, of being in the moment. I seem to
be happier, more content with life. I feel like I appreciate
more moments in my life and things that used to bother me
and stress me out don't seem to bother me as much. I feel
that I judge myself and others less ... that I have softened.
Doing the MBSR truly felt like a gift to myself.