Who we are

At the heart of Mindfulness Meditation Toronto are our program leaders: family physician, Miroslava Lhotsky, and clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, Judy Turner. With this unique team of experienced doctors, participants know that they are in good hands when it comes to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Miroslava Lhotsky, M.D., C.C.F.P.

Dr. Lhotsky, a graduate of the University of Ottawa, is an experienced family physician who has practiced medicine in both Ottawa and Toronto. She is a strong advocate of preventive medicine and has observed firsthand the benefits of mindfulness training in dealing with many medical conditions. Dr. Lhotsky has a particular interest in senior health and wellbeing and how mindfulness can improve physical and mental fitness and lead to healthy aging. She recently piloted  a 12-week project that examines how mindfulness mediation and mindfulness yoga can improve memory and balance in seniors. Dr. Lhotsky also teaches MBSR to staff at the Anne Johnston Health Station in Toronto.

Judy Turner, Ph.D.,C.Psych.

Dr. Turner is a licenced psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Toronto. In her work with individuals and couples over the past 20 years, she has witnessed the great value of mindfulness for people struggling with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Dr. Turner is especially interested in the interface of mindfulness with psychotherapy and in the scientific investigation of mindfulness.  She has also completed a professional training program in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with Dr. Zindel Segal.


Combined expertise helps people improve their well-being


Before founding Mindfulness Meditation Toronto, Doctors Lhotsky and Turner had developed strong synergy as authors of the bestselling books, The Healthy Boomer and The Juggling ActTheir combined strengths in the fields of medicine and psychoanalytic psychology, as well as the personal rapport they have with participants, are what make them highly sought-after keynote presenters, coaches and workshop leaders.

From their work in midlife health as directors of The Toronto Midlife Health Institute, Drs Lhotsky and Turner have broadened their focus to look at the patterns of stress for people of all ages, including students, new mothers, midlife professionals, the retired and the elderly.

Through their professional study and personal exploration they have found that mindfulness meditation is one of the best researched and most user-friendly tools for reducing the negative effects of stress, recovering personal balance and renewing one’s joie de vivre!

For our different programs, go to our programs.


To view sample keynote topics, click here.

To see the dates for current programs, go to upcoming programs.

Read about their books

Drs. Lhotsky and Turner (with Peggy Edwards) are the authors of:

 The Healthy Boomer: A No Nonsense Midlife Health Guide for Women and Men,(McClelland & Stewart,1999),

 The Juggling Act, The Healthy Boomer’s Guide to Achieving Balance in Midlife (McClelland & Stewart,2002). 


Drs. Lhotsky and Turner are well-known speakers and seminar leaders. They have lectured at a variety of corporate and health-related settings, including university clubs, financial management companies and public health forums. They have also appeared on television and radio talk shows across Canada and US including The Today Show and Canada AM.