MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION SUPPORT

Centre for Mindfulness Studies is committed to making mindfulness-based mental health services available to everyone. It is the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. 

Chris Germer Meditations

Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This is a collection of free audio meditations with a focus on mindful self-compassion training.

Tara Brach

Tara Brach teaches Western Buddhism with mindful attention to the connection between our inner life and our outer world. She shares her library of free guided audio meditations that range from simple meditation for beginners, to more focused intensions.

Dharma Talks

Dharma Seed is an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and associated practices available to all. Browse free resources including guided meditations and talks.

Greater Good

Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools. Free resources, articles, podcast and more on the science of wellness and living a meaningful life from the University of California, Berkeley.

Calm

Improved cognition, stronger attention spans and stress reduction are just a few of the proven benefits of practicing mindfulness. Calm is a free meditation app including sleep assistance, guided movement lessons, and masterclasses. Requires a fee for premium features.

Headspace

Free mediation app with the option to upgrade to 'Headspace Plus' for a fee. Free year of 'Headspace Plus' for those currently unemployed. App includes a variety of guided meditations including ones for sleep and morning routines, as well as meditation for fitness and nutrition.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre

For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the free UCLA Mindful App, stream, or download guided meditations on this site. Recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston. Free audio mediations available in English and Spanish.
 

ONLINE EXERCISE & MOVEMENT 

Fitness Blender

Free exercise videos for all fitness levels. They also offer general health, nutrition, and fitness information as well as affordable workout programs and meal plans.

Yoga with Adrienne

Library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing. Hundreds of free yoga videos including monthly challenges.

Misfit Studio

Misfit Studio is continuing to offer modified versions of its popular classes on Instagram Live: Get Lifted at 8am EST and Get Released at 7pm EST

Fit Factory

Free daily HITT class available on their Instagram live requiring minimal equipment. Available daily at 12pm EST.

City Dance Corps

Daily dance and fitness classes. Schedule changes so check out their Instagram account for details.

ART/CULTURE/MUSIC

AGO

AGO from Home is a new way to enjoy the museum from your home, bringing you into the building virtually and uniquely. Gain access to interesting and diverse stories, videos, and closer looks at artwork as well as some DIY and How-To videos.

 

Artery

Virtual showcases and performances from a variety of artists including musicians, comedians and storytellers. Some are free, PWYC, but some have a fee.

 

Social Distancing Festival

A curated collection of art and calendar of live streams from around the world. This online festival continues to take submissions so their content is always evolving and changing.

URGNT

Toronto-based online venue pops up as a response to COVID-19 featuring Canadian artists. The videos are free to watch, but they ask that you to PWYC to their GoFundMe page.

Toronto Public Library

38 ways to use your library card to access free movies, e-books, audiobooks, newspapers, and more. If you don't have a library card, you can now access some of the online collections with a temporary digital card.

Hot Docs

With the current climate, they have been rounding up films and podcasts that

make us feel connected and reassured. Free documentaries to watch at home including a variety of docs for children.

A Space Between

A Space Between brings the therapeutic benefits of practicing art to hospitals. While unable to run their live sessions, they created 'Colour to Connect' offering a growing collection of designs that can be downloaded for free and coloured at your leisure. You can also submit your artwork to participate in the project.