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About Sheila Southon

Now at the YUWC

Contact Information

Name: Sheila Southon
Mobile: 514-885-5813
Work: 514-885-5813
Location: Montreal

Other Places I Teach



Yellow Umbrella Wellness Center

493 Beaconsfield Blvd
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Having retired after 26 years as a HS Guidance Counsellor, I'm free to dedicate more of my time and attention to my private practice Counselling, coaching and teaching these amazing and inspiring insights.  

I have private Counselling hours and psycho-educational group times at the Yellow Umbrella Wellness Center, and have in-school mindfulness projects on the go.  Life is indeed good.  

Like so many of you, I'm always learning!  My latest teacher is the wonderful Dr. Maden Bali who still teaches all 8 limbs of yoga at age 93!  The 8 limbs are of course perfectly consistent with everything I learned at the Chopra Center.  I feel so at home!  I earned Dr Bali's Yoga Teacher certification in the fall of 2016 and enjoyed helping Dr. Bali teach my classmates about Ayurveda.

I've been teaching these Chopra programs since 2010, and have loved every chance I've had to share this wonderful body of wisdom with people who want what I want - to improve our daily lives while guiding our own evolution towards living a more peaceful, balanced and happy life.  We CAN learn to live in health, equanimity and greater harmony with our environment, but it's not always obvious how.  These programs have been the best guidelines I've found, and fit well with things I've learned throughout my life.

My introduction to the Patanjali system of Ashtanga yoga & meditation in the late 1970s with Baba Hari Dass, and that began a life-long appreciation of yoga, meditation and the wisdom behind these teachings.  Babaji (who also taught Ram Dass) gave me my spiritual name:  Sushama.

While learning more about Hinduism, Buddhism and North American wisdom traditions, I completed a Masters degree @ McGill in Counselling Psychology, and worked from 1992 - 2018 Counselling children and adolescents in suburban Montreal.

At the same time, curiosity led me to explore the bio-mechanics of stress, and popular theories in quantum physics and psycho-neuro-immunology with authors such as Drs. Candace Pert, Bruce Lipton, Han Selye, Viktor Frankl and of course, Deepak Chopra. 

I'm inspired every time I teach these wonderful programs, & of course I've met such amazing people along the way.

I teach now mainly in one place in suburban Montreal, where I do individual Counselling and group work by appointment.  I am registered as a Naturotherapist, so can give receipts for insurance purposes. 

Check my class schedule for details and call with questions and for an appointment.  I love sharing this journey with those inspired by the limitless potential of this human birth.

Want to know more?  fb: Dharana Counselling & Meditation ; twitter @SheilaSouthon or by phone 514-885-5813

Namaste, Sheila

I am certified in:

Primordial Sound Meditation
Perfect Health/Ayurveda

Chopra Events Attended:

Journey into Healing
Seduction of Spirit
Perfect Health
Summoning the Sacred
Seduction of Silence

Photo Gallery

  • Proud of myself!  :) Dji giving me my PH Instructor Certificate
  • @ World Religions Conference Dr. C spoke here this fall
  • Interview @ CCU
  • just after her yoga class on the beach, at Seduction of Spirit, Marco Island The wonderful & empowering Claire Diab
  • Genevieve Desautele [far right] is another Montrealer w the visionary Dr. David Simon
Now at the YUWC

Class Schedule

Wednesday evenings Introductory Class

Event Details: Chakras & Our Emotional Bodies

  • Do you find yourself feeling scattered and confused?
  • Are you having trouble expressing your feelings, our even knowing what those really are?
  • Are you finding you just don't have enough energy to enjoy things the way you used to?
  • Do you sometimes blow up at inappropriate times?
If you've made the decision to find and create more peace and clarity in your life, these 8 sessions will support that intention. 

Whether you have a meditation practice or not, not matter how fit you are, no matter how full your daily life is, Chakras & Our Emotional Bodies will help you sort out where you're at and where you want to go.

Each session will satisfy your intellect with new ideas, soothe your soul with guided experiences and clarify signposts on your personal path. Using elements of Primordial Sound Meditation, Jungian archetypes and energetic awareness, I designed this program to support personal clearing and joy.

Cost: $280.00

Start: 1/16/2019

End: 3/6/2019

Event Link: Yellow Umbrella Wellness Center

Yellow Umbrella Wellness Center

Address: 493 Beaconsfield Blvd

City: Beaconsfield

Map Details: Google Map Link

Mondays noon - 8pm Introductory Class


"I have had the pleasure of knowing Sheila for years. She is competent, compassionate and caring, and a joy to be around with her infectious laugh and good humour. I have watched admirably as she has developed her strengths and expertise as a certified Chopra instructor in Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health. Having taken these courses with Sheila, I can attest to her proficiency and understanding of the various aspects of meditation and aruyvedic health. She presents in a clear and captivating manner, which makes learning with Sheila a pleasure. I came away from Sheila's courses with skills and inspiration which have translated into greater peace, joy and health in my life. I am deeply grateful for Sheila's dedication to helping others."
--Christina Neill, Artist & Teacher

""I had the great pleasure of participating in Sheila's Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher Training process. During her certification training at the Chopra Center, I witnessed her warm teaching style, and characteristic bright and caring personality. She demonstrated a very solid knowledge base, evidence of how well she prepared, but also how dedicated and passionate she is about meditation. I would be very pleased to recommend Sheila as a meditation instructor!""
--Christie Lees, Nurse and Wellness Consultant

"My meditations are going great and will become increasingly more important in my life. I've just been offered and accepted a promotion as the Vice-President of Operations, which will now make me accountable for over 300 employees. I'm excited and happy about it, but at the same time realize the increased stress and responsibility that this will have on my life, especially only being 32 years old! But I must say that it's become very clear to me that meditation is the answer to ensuring my complete balance. I look forward to it every time ! T"
--Nick Fragassi, Aerospace Engineer

"I just wanted to say that the Health Program was very enjoyable and peaceful. I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to have met with you and to have learned so much from you. I am truly looking forward to the Primordial Meditation session this coming Saturday. Sheila, I truly appreciate you and your thoughtfulness and everything that you have done for us. I truly appreciate the person that you are. Wishing you the very best that life has to offer, Namaste, Lita :)"
--Lita Pitruzillo

"It's absolutely OK with me to spend as much time as will be needed to complete both lessons. And it's always a great pleasure to be around you. Thank you XX Lucie"
--Lucie Smirnov

"KUDOS CORNER Congratulations to Sheila Southon for her recent accomplishments that were featured in this week’s Montreal Gazette in June Thompson’s Shaping Up column. Sheila has just become the third Quebec graduate of the Chopra Centre’s Perfect Health Program and the first in the province to teach a meditation program called Primordial Sound. Sheila is a Guidance Counselor at PCHS and is committed to health in all its forms: mental, physical and spiritual. Congratulations Sheila on your recent accomplishments!"
--Cindy Finn, Ph.D., OPQ Director, Student Services Lester B. Pearson School Board

"I just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful day, beautiful exchange and great learning experience. I love your empathy, sensitivity, honesty and your ability to express yourself so well. I am so happy for you and happy for all who’s lives you touch....especially the young ones as they are introduced to your teachings. Little do they know what a powerful tool/key they’ll have, to maintaining balance and peace within their lives. Bless you for sharing."
--Alison Logee, Dental Hygienist & Ayurvedic Practitioner

"In a time that I needed to stop and ground myself you came and shared your wisdom and kindness. Your approach with us was wonderful and your guidance gave me the peace in my day that I so longed for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gentile guidance and support. Have a restful weekend and I look forward to seeing you soon"
--Kerry-Ann Payette, Student Services Consultant, Lester B. Pearson School Board

"Thanks to you Sheila. I cannot begin to tell you how much I and everyone else appreciated your peaceful presence, soothing voice and wisdom. Your presentation reminded me yet again of how important it is to take the time! One of these days I will commit to it as I do see the importance and value of mindfulness. We have to lead by example so… Namaste Colleen Colleen Galley Principal Horizon High School"
--Colleen Galley

""Wonderful"; "Breathing technique introduced very useful"; "Amazing lady - wonderful message!"; "Excellent - I feel relaxed!"; "Always enjoy your workshops!"; "Need to have a retreat w you! :)" ; "Thank You! Love your workshop. You are wonderful!"; "Excellent presenter. Truth!" "What a wonderful soul! Thanks!"; "Thank you for your time and knowledge. It was a wonderful experience."; "Sheila was engaging and very insightful. :)"; "I truly need to learn how to meditate and learn how to not think I'm not good enough. Sheila is incredible! Gentle, informative and caring. You are calm while learning so much great information. Thank you!""
--Conscious Happiness workshop participants