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About Michael

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Michael Apollo is a seasoned mindfulness teacher and corporate trainer. He draws from neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence to create sustainable behaviour change.

Overview

Passionate about enhancing the skills necessary to thrive under pressure, Michael works with organizations using research-based mindfulness programs and engaging learning methods. His program has been running at the hospitals within the University Health Network (UHN) for over 5 years.

He is an educator at the University of Toronto and Director of the Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. The Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program is the largest Continuing Education program at the University with over 45 faculty and provides certification in mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindful leadership and more.

Michael is co-inventor of an award winning cognitive training technology Muse: the brain sensing headband. He sits on the meditation Advisory Board for Gaiam and has supported the design of the Meditation Studio App within which he is a lead teacher.

EXPERIENCE

Michael has worked with an array of organizations facilitating and researching programs focused on mindfulness in leadership, sustainable high-performance and resilience. He has held a personal practice in meditation for 15 years and has attended 26 long term retreats in monastic and academic settings. An avid facilitator, Michael has recorded hundreds of hours of meditation audio content for online and mobile applications.

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Services

Michael Apollo's Areas of Expertise

SPEAKING

SPEAKING

Engaging, research-based workshops and presentation sharing the leading edge applications in mind training for individuals and systems.

ADVISORY

ADVISORY

Connect with expert insights into the field of mind training, mindfulness and technology for your organization, employees and products.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Develop leading edge training materials, programs and initiatives for resilience, sustainable high performance and leadership drawing from the latest advances in mindfulness and digital platforms.

Media

Latest News

CTV Canada AM - Meditation App Review

With meditation quickly becoming mainstream, there is a flurry of mobile apps and technology supporting this rising demand. With all that […]

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University of Toronto Keynote: Resiliency in Mind

Canada’s Healthy Workplace month was held over October and University of Toronto’s Organizational Development and Learning Centre, and the Work-Life […]

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Interview with Michael Apollo - O2Living.com

Work. Home. Family. Relationships. How do we balance it? And more importantly, how do we make sure not to miss […]

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Testimonials

Jason Cottrell

Jason Cottrell

CEO & Co-founder / Myplanet

Michael's work has been truly transformative for our team at Myplanet. We were fortunate to bake Mindfulness into our culture early on. We have since been able to quantify lower turnover, higher rates of creativity and customer satisfaction as a result. Michael has helped us stay on track through many of the ups and downs of growing our business, he is constantly presenting new and relevant ideas. We are in debt to you Michael!

Shanly Suepaul

Shanly Suepaul

Senior Web Technologist and Agile Practitioner

Michael provides a life-changing service. I very highly value the time that Michael spends teaching us meditation and yoga. Michael is an authentic, experienced and extremely knowledgeable teacher.

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

Top National Sales Representative / Xerox

"Using these tools when tension and stress run high has been a huge asset to my personal and work life"

Robert Bent

Robert Bent

Vice President / Polar Wireless

"Incredible mental relaxation - the ability to let go of the itemized list, (the xyz running in my mind all day), and reflect is very valuable for my everyday performance."

Sam Tabbara

Sam Tabbara

Network Strategy Senior Architect / Bell

"It almost felt as if I put glasses on, but in my mind. My memory and ability to recollect skyrocketed and my cognitive abilities to deconstruct & solve complex engineering problems for prolonged period of times, without mental exhaustion feels incredible. Thank you Michael"

Kathie

Kathie

/ Toronto General Hospital

This was my first experience with meditation and I found it to be a very valuable tool for refocusing my energy during the work day. The workplace responsibilities and pressures tend to accumulate throughout the day, and having that time to take a break and relax and refocus really does help dissipate some of the building tension and anxiety. It feels rewarding to get away from the usual frenetic pace of the day and find time to slow yourself down and re-direct your energy inwards."

Janet

Janet

/ University Health Network

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful sessions you provided through the Wellness Centre at UHN. I found your sessions tremendously helpful. I am learning to live through what have been a horrifically stressful personal situation for me and my children. This is the first time in over a year that I have had the opportunity to have moments of peace. The techniques you shared with the group and suggested we explore and adopt as options to find clarity I believe will be very helpful. I do hope UHN will have you back so that we can benefit from your expertise and learn so much more."

Contact

Contact Michael Apollo

For speaking opportunities or workplace training inquiries please use this form.

 

Phone: 905-617-7895
Office (by appointment only)
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

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