Who is Mindful Breath?
Mindful Breath began in Singapore with the commitment to share mindfulness training with anyone who wants to understand and connect with their inner experiences for better health and caring relationships. Through our mindfulness courses and resources, we are dedicated to inspiring, supporting and guiding individuals seeking to experience a different way of making choices for a sustained well-being. We are also committed to supporting corporate leaders genuinely interested in introducing mindfulness into the workplace to cultivate engagement and fulfillment in the organisation.
- Mindfulness, unlike intellectual or physical skills, is a trait or quality of our mind state. We are committed in our own practice of mindfulness in order that we may share it authentically with our participants.
- We are dedicated in bringing mindfulness to participants who are interested in attaining skills to experience wellbeing – whether at the workplace, community or the public.
- Our mindfulness course is an evidence-based secular training designed for the non-clinical population.
- Training the mind towards a sense of ease is everyone’s right and not a privilege, thus we would like to make the practice of mindfulness as accessible to everyone as much as possible.
Mindfulness is in Us
Despite advancement in science and technology, our lives have become more complex with information overload. We are also expected to complete multiple tasks at a faster speed than before. This has led to increasing pressure and stress contributing to mental and health issues. Mindfulness is our innate ability to bring a gentle focus to our inner experience and outer activities into the present moment. Science and research have shown mindfulness training to bring positive effects to our lives in health, relationships and work.
Who We Are
Maisie Loh, Founder and Trainer
Maisie spent two decades of her career in the media from Sony Pictures, Fox Sports to Channel NewsAsia. Her mindfulness journey began when she realized that her thoughts were constantly running, never giving her rest. She discovered that even when she was ‘resting’, her mind was still wandering. This prompted her to start meditating on her own more than a decade ago. Her experimentations in meditation brought calm to the wandering mind. The experience of a calm mind at work and facing life’s stresses motivated her to the practice of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness has helped her embrace difficulties while bringing present-moment awareness to her inner experience. She has trained and taught as a yoga and meditation teacher and as a mindfulness trainer, she is personally taught by Dr Juan Humberto Young, the developer of Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness (MBSAT). Dr Young is the first permanent Affiliate Faculty Member of Singapore Management University, Academic Director of IE University, a board member and shareholder of the third largest engineering firm, R+B engineering in Switzerland, and he also holds a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. Maisie is teaching MBSAT at Singapore Management University and she is dedicated to sharing mindfulness, a trait which she continuously cultivates, in several silent retreats a year as well as in her daily life.
Sandra P. Bateau, Trainer
Sandra P. Buteau is the Founder and President of L2T Global Consulting, LLC, a Virginia-based certified women-owned small business serving individuals, companies, and organizations by providing executive leadership development, executive coaching, multicultural training, and career coaching services. Her goal as a coach is to guide each client to achieve their maximum level of success aligned with their values and strengths. She brings over 20 years of experience coaching clients from across the United States and from around the world in leadership development, executive coaching, career advising, training, and facilitating both in the private and public sectors. She has worked in the legal field, with a Big 4 accounting firm, as a senior administrator in academia, and at a global career management and talent strategy company. Her international background as well as her ability to speak English, Spanish, and French, enables her to excel in specialized and diverse contexts. Sandra holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is also certified as a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Practitioner by the American Management Association, and Using Type in Career Counseling by The Center of Applications of Psychological Type. She received extensive training on Mentor Coaching and most recently became certified in the Hogan Assessments Leadership Forecast Series, and a Value-Added Associate for TTI SI [behaviors (DISC), motivators, acumen, competencies, and emotional intelligence assessments]. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Congressional School in Virginia. Sandra hopes to combine her professional career coaching with mindfulness to enable her clients to make good decisions to flourish in their work and private lives.
Earl Allan, Trainer
Earl started his career practising law in Allen & Gledhill, one of Singapore’s top law firms. He then ventured into the world of digital marketing where he worked in both start-ups and multi-national agencies. Over the years, he transitioned from managing clients and project teams to managing the organization. He has worked with technology clients such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft (APAC), PayPal (SEA) and HTC (Global), FMCG clients such as the Spa Esprit Group and Imedeen as well as Online Gaming clients such as Glu Mobile. Through the various challenges he faced when holding various leadership roles, he learnt the importance of putting people first when developing team structures and managing people. Earl’s mindfulness journey started in 2009 and intensified in 2014 when he was experiencing a particularly trying period in his professional and personal life. The practice of mindfulness helped Earl work with a multitude of situations, both positive and negative in his life. He was personally coached and trained by Juan Humberto Young, the creator of Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT) to facilitate mindfulness. Dr Young is the first Affiliate Faculty Member of Singapore Management University, Academic Director of IE University and holds a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University.
Sriven Naidu, Trainer
Sriven Naidu brings 20 years of experience across Singapore, UK, ASEAN, India and Bhutan to his development and delivery of management and leadership programmes. He trained directly under founder Juan Humberto Young, in MBSAT. Sriven is an experienced keynote speaker, panel moderator and has authored articles on Collaborative Leadership and the Future of Management Education & Scholarship for the European Foundation for Management Development’s Globalfocus magazine. He moderated the panel discussion at the Mindfulness Conference 2017 at Singapore Management University (SMU) – which included Christian Meditation leader Fr Laurence Freeman, and delivered the keynote at the “Disruption, Innovation and Mindfulness” event organised with the Royal Society of the Arts (UK) in March 2019. Sriven previously headed Strategy for Singapore Management University (SMU), practiced Corporate and Commercial law, and grew a start-up in the creative industries as General Manager. Besides mindfulness-based leadership, Sriven specialises in other programmes that enhance the growth and resilience of leaders and their organisations. He is one of 110 global freelance executive education trainers engaged by top-ranked Business Schools listed in the 2019 edition of ExEdSP. Sriven also teaches MBSAT at Singapore Management University.