Transform the way you live, work, and learn.

Unhook from your habitual patterns of thinking.
Live and lead with more choice and creative insight.

Transform the way you live, work, and learn.

Unhook from your habitual patterns of thinking.
Live and lead with more choice and creative insight

Evidence-Based Programs for Mindful Change

Learn evidence-based mindfulness practices to be agile, responsive, and calm in fast-changing environments. My mission is to make mindfulness widely accessible and apply it towards creating thriving communities, workplaces, and educational institutions.

Combining the wisdom of ancient texts with the neurobiology of change, the three mindfulness trainings give you agency to transform your world.

Three mindfulness trainings, learnable skills

Downtown Mindfulness


Educational Institutions

Shalini Bahl, Ph.D

Learning designed to meet you where you are.

Shalini Bahl, Ph.D.

Mindfulness Educator, Researcher, & Consultant

My diverse educational, cultural, and professional experiences with fifteen years of research and practice in self-awareness and mindfulness give me the flexibility to work with different populations. Start where you are!

Downtown Mindfulness

If you live in Western Mass, you can learn mindfulness with me in a nurturing environment in the heart of downtown Amherst. Explore mindfulness for free or join 8-week classes to learn essential mindfulness skills to know your mind and thrive.

Organizational Learning & Development

Bring mindfulness-based learning to your business, non-profit or school. I will work with you to understand your organizational needs and culture in order to create a program that engages and addresses the needs of your people. This learning can take place at your location, Downtown Mindfulness or online.

Mindfulness Mentoring

While learning in groups offers many benefits, some people learn better One-to-One. Or you may have already taken a group class with me and now want to continue to deepen your practice with me.

Public Speaker

Whether you are looking for a keynote speaker for your conference or someone to introduce mindfulness to your organization, I will work with you to understand your industry, learning goals, and audience in order to design an experientially engaging presentation.

Organizations I’ve Worked With

What My Clients Say

"Shalini presented to over 500 educators for us and not only kept them captive for an entire day, she inspired, brought joy, artfully and tactfully rolled with technology difficulties and was an absolute delight. Her diligence and care before the presentation in working with us was the best I've ever experienced. She truly wanted to make this work for us and our (large!) team and delivered beyond expectations."

Meghan, Director of Professional Development

"Shalini has done The Work and is genuine as a teacher and facilitator. Her attention to class participants is extraordinary - listens, clarifies, inspires. She is masterful in her practical application of complex topics across a wide range of class/workshop participants. The Mindfulness program involves many layers of both Learning and Personal Development. Shalini has the grace and wisdom essential to teach this type of program."

Richard, Adult Learning Consultant

"We got to see the difference in our leadership abilities when we were "just going through the motions" and when we were truly present in the moment. It was amazing to see how much more inspiring and effective everyone was when they were mindful and present."

Jessica, Accounting professor

"Shalini has combined a dynamic curriculum with practical application to make her Mindfulness Based Personal Branding class an absolute stand out amongst MBA classes as well as a must take for the business professional."

Michael, Finance Director

“I just finished a six session Executive Series at Downtown Mindfulness with Shalini Bahl. My health depended on learning meditation and stress reduction techniques. My life drastically improved from additional lessons Shalini taught me. I often and highly recommend Shalini to friends who are stressed out; who have an interest in self-improvement; and who’d appreciate that greater perspective translates into greater success. Shalini’s class benefited me most by implementing reminders in my daily life that make me more thoughtful about the potential impact on other people of my words and actions. People I work and socialize with have remarked that they recognize in me a greater calm since I became a student of Shalini’s. I’m grateful for the life-changing perspective she shared.”

Cinda, President

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