Having done frontline work in harm reduction, women’s shelters, sex worker spaces and queer/trans communities, Jamie finds that Vipassana Meditation and Qigong have been critical tools in promoting their own health and ability to stay present for others. Jamie was awarded Full Instructor from Shifu Andy James and Shifu Donna Oliver after several years of practice at the Tai Chi and Meditation Centre. In addition to Vipassana Meditation, they are skilled in qigong, internal martial arts and street self-defence. Dr. Magnusson is a faculty member of the Adult Education and Community Development program at OISE, University of Toronto.

Click here for an article written by Jamie