Mindful Way Meditation and Retreat Centre was co-founded by Wanda Bowman Taylor M.A., M.D. F.R.C.P.C. and Max Marian Kalinowski in 2009. The intention for the Retreat Centre was to provide a safe and serene sanctuary for women, in which to explore and investigate their inner landscape through mindfulness meditation and to cultivate awareness and self-compassion to support their health and well-being. It is also our wish to expand knowledge of how mindfulness-based approaches may be integrated into a way of being in the world.

Dr. Wanda Bowman Taylor

Wanda Bowman Taylor is a retired psychiatrist who has specialized in Women's Mental Health for over 25 years. She holds a Master's Degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Toronto and received her Doctor of Medicine also from the University of Toronto. Dr. Taylor integrates mindfulness-based approaches in her work with women who have suffered from depression and anxiety. She has taken professional trainings in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon-Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Zindel Segel Ph.D. among others, and has her own long-term Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness practice. Dr. Taylor has received the 5 Mindfulness TrainingsĀ  transmitted by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2013.


Board of Directors

Wanda Bowman Taylor -Founder, Director and Guiding Teacher