NICOLA BENTLEY is a Whistler-based writer, facilitator, and mindfulness educator. She brings 20 years of personal meditation practice together with an engaging facilitation style to offer community practice groups, workshops, and private mindfulness training sessions through her company Nicola writes about travel and health with a focus on mindfulness and its benefits for overall wellbeing. Her writing has been published in Pique Newsmagazine and the 2014 Canadian Authors Anthology. Nicola is a certified yoga teacher and is currently completing a leadership certificate in advanced mindfulness facilitation through UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour.