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About Dr. Ana Bodnar


Dr. Ana Bodnar holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Toronto and is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has been a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher for 20 years. She teaches at the University of Toronto in the area of Buddhist Psychology, Mindfulness, and Diversity in Counselling. She has attended teachings with the Dalai Lama in Toronto and Dharamsala, India, as well as studying with teachers from other wisdom traditions. She continues to learn and develop her skills.

Work Highlights

  • Faculty at University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Clinical Consultant, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Professional training for therapists in Mindfulness in Psychotherapy
  • Courses in Transpersonal Psychology, University of Toronto and Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Corporate Training in Mindfulness and Stress Management (see
  • Courses in Grief & Bereavement , Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Teaching courses on Yoga and Buddhist Psychology for Esther Myers Yoga Studio, Gitche M’Qua Centre, Snow Lion, Yoga Space, and others
  • Seminars in Expressive Arts therapy for Leading Edge Seminars
  • Group Facilitator for Sheena’s Place, Toronto (Eating Disorders Program)
  • International teaching experience in Expressive Arts Therapy in Cuba and Mexico
  • Consultant, researcher and trainer within Aboriginal Communities for 15 years, with projects in remote communities and urban centres in Ontario, New Zealand, and Mexico