Return to Mindfulness: 8 Skills for Clarity, Care & Real-World Change 04-02-24 to 05-28-24


Do you wish you had a roadmap to live and lead with more clarity, purpose, and impact?

You’re not alone. Our modern world is full of constant pressures that disconnect us from what matters most. In the rush of busy lives, it’s easy to get swept up in chasing temporary pleasures, making reactive choices, and feeling hopeless in the face of global challenges.

This 8-week workshop based on my bestseller book offers a systematic and playful pathway to transform not only our individual lives but also our daily choices that ripple out to make a meaningful impact on our shared world.

Discover and disrupt the eight default habits that get in the way of our clarity, intentions, and values in the real world. Practice and play with the eight mindfulness skills to live with empowered choice.

Join the Return to Mindfulness classes on zoom from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Pre-Workshop Introduction – March 26
8-Week Class from April 2- May 21
Silent Retreat May 11 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness is our innate capacity to observe our experience—without rushing and reacting—that empowers us see clearly and make intentional choices that promote wellbeing for all involved.
However, we’re socialized to judge, rush, and react. Overtime, our conditioning takes over and we lose that connection with our ability to return to mindfulness in the middle of life.

Just meditation isn’t enough to disrupt our deeply ingrained habits.

Ten Things You Will Gain from This Workshop

This workshop is based on the bestselling book, Return to Mindfulness, and award-winning research of Shalini Bahl, Ph.D.. It is a systematic and playful approach to strengthen our ability to see clearly and act intentionally, especially when it matters most.

The biggest advantage of taking this workshop is that you will have access to a live teacher who draws from her experiences as a certified trainer, researcher, and elected leader and be in community with like-minded folks committed to living mindfully.

A few benefits you can expect from taking this workshop:

  1. Trust in your innate capacity for mindfulness, even in the middle of chaos
  2. A systematic and playful path to master essential skills for real-world change
  3. An understanding of how 8 mindfulness skills disrupt 8 outdated defaults blocking your vision and ability to walk the talk
  4. More than 50 daily reminders and practices to develop a mindset of openness, inquiry, and reframing for clarity
  5. Essential skills and strategies to overcome decision fatigue
  6. An ability to transform challenging emotions into opportunities for insight and growth
  7. Relief from self-judgment through self-understanding
  8. Skills to lead boldly, without burning out or burning bridges
  9. Courage and Inspiration to shift from “me” to “we” by recognizing our interconnected ecosystem
  10. An unshakeable knowing that you are enough and delight in this one wild and precious life.

What is included in the Weekly Classes

You will get a free copy of the bestselling book, Return to Mindfulness: Disrupting Default Habits for Personal Fulfillment, Effective Leadership, and Global Impact, and access to the Return to Mindfulness, digital app with 48 daily reminders.

You will have life-time access to an online learning community with over 48 daily meditations and reminders and space to clarify and share your experience. You can ask me any question in between classes and I will respond within a reasonable time so you have ongoing support for the eight weeks we’re together.

Course Curriculum

Pre-Workshop Introduction

Week 1 – Awareness: See with Fresh Eyes

Week 2 – Compassion: Seek to Understand and Interbe

Week 3 – Curiosity: Ask What, Not Why

Week 4 – Energy: Chop Wood, Carry Water

Week 5 – Appreciative Joy: Meet Life with Love and Gratitude

Week 6 – Inner Calm: Empty the Cup

Week 7 – Focus: Choose Which Wolf to Feed

Week 8: Equanimity: Ride the Waves of Change with Grace

Silent Retreat on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Who Is This For?

This program is for you if:

  • You are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
  • You would like to cultivate the skills to navigate change and challenges with ease, clarity, and creativity.
  • You have been practicing mindfulness but feel stuck in habitual patterns of reactivity.
  • You would like more energy and joy in your life.
  • You would like to be able to integrate mindfulness into everyday life.
  • You took the mindfulness quiz and would like to cultivate the eight mindfulness skills.
  • You have been meditating but feel that something is missing in your practice.
  • You want to continue to deepen your experience and practice of mindfulness.

Please check the calendar for upcoming Return to Mindfulness classes. 

Praise for Return to Mindfulness

It is full of practical, playful steps to systematically integrate mindfulness into your daily life, ways that Shalini herself has learned while practicing mindfulness as teacher and governmental leader.

Mirabai Bush
Author and Co-creator of Search Inside Yourself


Once or twice in a lifetime, you may come across a book that can change you in a most positive way. Return has this magic and more.

Ron Hill, Ph.D
Dean’s Professor of Marketing and Public Policy


“Return to Mindfulness” is a mindful companion for navigating the complexities of life. Shalini offers a refreshing and practical approach to mindfulness. Whether you’re seeking clarity with the eight mindfulness skills or embarking on a systematic journey to build your capacity for real-world mindfulness, this book is your trusted guide for joyful living and empowered leadership.

Chade-Meng Tan,
International bestselling author of Search Inside Yourself and Buddhism for All.


A Return to Mindfulness is what we need in this moment. Shalini offers a profoundly thoughtful guide and reminder for us to be and see one another as deeply human.

The 8 mindfulness skills – awareness, compassion, curiosity, energy, appreciative joy, inner calm, focus, and equanimity – are shared with ease and clarity so that each of us as leaders can more skillfully navigate division, conflict, and competing needs as we extend compassion and take wise action that inspires new ways of being and thinking that inform how we do what we do. Return calls us to co-create the conditions and solutions that help bring people together, find common ground, and flourish.

The beauty of Return is that it applies to all that we do at home, at school, in business, in politics, and more. Everywhere we are, Return should be.

Michelle Lopes Maldonado,
Virginia State Representative and Founder of Lucenscia


Return to Mindfulness masterfully articulates the barriers we all face in being mindful during our everyday lives. Whether you’re a leader or seeker, this book will serve you as a wise guide—a calm, clear whisper in a noisy, distracted world.

Amishi Jha, PhD,
Neuroscientist and best-selling author of Peak Mind.