Welcome to Mindful Brain

Clear your mind of thoughts, let go of fears and anxieties, reverse or prevent burnout, and get back in touch with your body and mind.
Working Days
Monday - Saturday ................................Per Schedule
Sunday ...............................................................Closed
Phone number: +41 79 727 8397



Dufourstrasse 121, Zurich


Upcoming Mindful Brain Events

Your life is valuable! Make well-being, mindfulness and self-care your priorities in 2016! For a full overview of the future events, consult our Mindful Brain Events Calendar

August 31 @ 7:30 PM - October 26 @ 9:30 PM UTC+3
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October 25 @ 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM UTC+3
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October 30 @ 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM UTC+3
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November 2 @ 7:30 PM - December 21 @ 9:30 PM UTC+3
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November 26 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM UTC+3
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Our Services

At Mindful Brain we believe that every individual has the potential to grow and flourish. That is why we are motivated to develop a high quality and evidence-based training experience for individuals, organizations, educational institutions, and the community at large. We deliver courses and workshops in an engaging and effective, helpful and empathetic environment in which you can learn and grow

MBSR Course & Mindfulness Intensive Program

These fundamental courses explore the essential mindfulness meditation exercises and help cultivate new skillful ways to think about and respond to stressful situations

Well-Being Trainings for Business

We work with companies and individual leaders to bring into the workplace outstanding and business-relevant mindfulness programs that deliver outstanding results

Mindfulness Programs for Education

We help educators manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize both their teaching and their students’ knowledge acquisition

Mindfulness-Based Interventions

We offer a wide variety of mindfulness trainings, workshops, retreats and individual coaching. Visit our Events Calendar page or contact us directly for tailor-made support

A Fresh Perspective

When we cultivate awareness, we create a space, a moment of choice where we can respond to life more effectively

The Latest

Are you interested in mindfulness exploration? Join the conversation. Meditation and Breathing practices? You’re covered. Stress reduction techniques? Welcome on board. How to live a balanced life? That too. All the little things that matter? Well, you get the picture .....

About Mindfulness

Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience

About MBSR

Human and serene clinically-proven program designed to reduce stress and promote peace and balance in one’s life

Mindfulness Practices

All you need to do is simply listen and follow the Mindfulness guided meditations. Pay attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment

Mindfulness For You

Learn the tools to reconnect with yourself and live your life with a greater sense of presence, clarity, focus and balance

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program)

Mindful Eating Workshop

Urban Mindfulness Retreat

Drop in Mindfulness Classes

Self-Compassion Workshop

Individual Sessions

Result-Focused Training

Support your employees to develop stress resilience while optimizing performance, improve focus and concentration and develop self-control

Introduction to Mindfulness

Specific Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness Program at Work

Corporate Retreats and Team Events

Mindful Coaching

Key-Note Speaker

Teachers & Students

Mindfulness offers the opportunity for cultivating attention, compassion, well-being and stress-resilience not only in the students, but also in teachers themselves

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Teachers

Mindfulness for Students

Mindful Brain

Mindful Brain offers high-quality, transformative and rigorous mindfulness courses to individuals and organizations interested in improving their well-being, efficiency, productivity and joy in life

Scientifically-Based Approach

We provide relevant cutting-edge scientific discoveries about the mind and the brain that will give you the confidence and motivation to practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness Certified Professionals

Our project is supported by highly trained teachers that bring rigor and depth of experience to all our mindfulness-based interventions

Wide Variety of Trainings

MBSR, ongoing drop-in meditation classes, workshops, retreats, and seminars on mindful-living topics to help support all levels of practice. Business & Education trainings

Happy Clients


In preparation for our annual team outdoor meeting a colleague came up with the idea of including a session on mindfulness. At the time I was not sure about this. I felt this was not business related enough and that the team might not take it seriously. I was wrong!! Ela’s session was inspiring and big success. People liked it very much and have even enquired about possible follow up sessions. For some of them it was their first experience of building healthy awareness and consciousness, thereby helping to maintain attention and balance. For others it was a good moment for their own personal reflection and focus. In particular, for our organization, it was an opportunity to learn about an additional key skill in effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace.

Dr. Pascal Scheiwiller

Managing Director Von Rundstedt & Partner Schweiz AG

In the fall of 2013 we had the pleasure and opportunity to run an MBSR course with Ela Amarie at our clinic in Bern.  The eight weekly sessions and the one-day retreat gave me and my colleagues (chiropractors, medical massage therapists and staff) a chance to take a look at ourselves and each other from a different vantage point. It gave us a better feeling for  our surroundings and an appreciation for ourselves and how our perception affects our daily life in every way. Wisely led by Ela we got to discover ourselves through simple and fun exercises that has led to a much needed change in our normally stressed out and sometimes unconscious lives. The increase in stress related chronic pain and disability is no less than an epidemic in our society. This is the kind of change needed. We will now recommend MBSR to our patients.

Dr. Andreas Fingal

Praxis Integri Bern www.integri.ch/chiropraktik/ueber-chiropraktik

We invited Ela to our regional Learning & Development meeting at the beginning of the year.  Ela demonstrated to be a very flexible and customer oriented partner, adapting to our meeting purpose, audience and timings.  Despite the fact Mindfulness topic was new for many of our participants, we received very good feedback about the experience; it was a nice start for our busy agenda afterwards.

Grettel Mora-Herra

Talent & Organisation Effectiveness Manager for the European Headquarters of Mondelēz International

In May 2013 I've organized a Customer Event with a group of leaders from international companies and corporations. With this occasion I've invited Ela to run a 3h introductory workshop on Mindfulness. The event was well received and highly appreciated.

Frank Schellenberg

Founder and CEO of steps&milestones GmbH www.stepsandmilestones.ch

In my role as Global HR Business Partner for Group Informatics at F. Hoffmann - La Roche, I had the pleasure to work with Ela Amarie twice. First as an attendee of one her mindfulness programs and secondly we organized together a leadership team workshop that included mindfulness and unconscious bias topics. I extremely appreciate her professional approach and flexibly to address individual needs of a team - she's never just applying a standard procedure. She always finds the right balance between understanding the mindset of super busy professionals and creating an environment that allows reflection and discussions on mindfulness. I can absolutely recommend a collaboration with Ela Amarie - it's very  worthwhile an investment!

Brian Eichenberger

PhD, Global HR Business Partner IT, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

I never really felt I got meditation until I encountered the mindful approach. I joined Ela's classes a few months ago. Her sessions are always enlightening, and I try to attend regularly. It's a little oasis in the stresses of life.


About Urban Mindfulness Meditation Zurich

Hi Ela, many thanks for showing me how to identify and control my "thoughts". I can't wait to learn more and more about how brain works through your help and our fab meditation classes. See you next Tuesday.


About Urban Mindfulness Meditation Zurich

I participated in a one day Cognitive and Emotional balance workshop that Ela organized in Bucharest. It was my perfect first true experience with mindfulness. Learning how to keep myself present and experiencing some simple but revealing exercises. So easy to practice and to understand! Thank you, Ela, hope to be together soon.:)  I am the fan of “mindful brain” on FB and I promote the mindfulness approach by sharing your postings. My deep hope is that all my friends will embrace these ideas and the community of mindful people will increase day by day.


About Cognitive and Emotional balance workshop

I've been participating in Ela's urban meditation classes and it's been really great! I've learnt a lot about myself, my life, my habits, and with the help of mindfulness mediation practices and the techniques I've learnt, I've been able to find that 'space' to breath in my hectic and often over-loaded lifestyle. Ela opens the door to mindfulness meditation in a very open and unbiased way so that it can be accessible to anybody from any walk of life. I can highly recommend Ela's urban meditation classes whether it be for the experienced meditator, or simply the beginner wanting to see what its all about! Many thanks!


About Urban Mindfulness Meditation Zurich

I highly recommend the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course!!. We are approaching our last week and no one wants it to end! Its very educational and if you really commit yourself to the practices and homework, it can be tremendously rewarding. Not to mention we have a great teacher and participants ;-)


About MBSR

Mindfulness For Education

We believe mindfulness is a foundation for education; mindfulness provides the optimal conditions for learning and teaching and also supports all pedagogical approaches

For Teachers

Mindfulness workshops to build resilience and reduce stress

For Students

Mindfulness workshops to develop social and emotional learning skills

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MBSR Program

Mindfulness 8-week well-being program designed for teachers

Tailor-Made Solutions

Contact us to discuss other custom mindfulness interventions

Mindfulness For Business

We are proud to work with a fantastic set of clients. Our clients include, amongst others, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Microsoft, Mondelez, Nestle, LafargeHolcim, UBS, thyssenkrupp, and Praxis INTEGRI AG

What We Offer

Intro To Mindfulness

90-120 MINUTES

During these sessions you get introduced to the science of mindfulness and experience its benefits

Mindfulness Workshops

1-2 DAYS

Whether your interest is in increasing performance, reducing stress, or building resilience and emotional intelligence, we can deliver courses appropriate to your theme



A result-focused program that helps employees reduce stress while improving focus, memory, relationships and self-control

Corporate Retreats


You can organize a team event and explore in depth the benefits of mindfulness practices. Discover the value of slowing down and enjoy a technological detox

Mindful Coaching


A tailored individual approach to find your anchor in the middle of a fast-paced and complex business environment

Key-Note Speaker


Stress Management, Emotional Balance, Attention Management, Mindfulness in the Digital World




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