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Are you willing to sit in stillness, quiet your mind, and nurture your soul?

At ZaZen we create a caring meditation and self-care studio to offer the gift of relaxation. With the onset of so many mental illnesses skyrocketing worldwide, we aim to build a “sanctuary” for members to participate actively wherever they are located worldwide.

ZaZen is a wholehearted self-care practice to be united in oneself.  The attention is gently guided from the head to the heart to a state of one-ness. At ZaZen we are all about connectedness, nurture and inspiration in order to build our lives with resilience and face everyday challenges with more compassion.


Visit Zazen studio in person or online, and meet our professional team. We offer various meditation modalities which include: Breath, focus, sound, manifestation, recovery, loving kindness, awakening and self-guided meditations and more, all in a kind and inclusive environment. We offer workshops and special events for Mental Health and Wellness as well as individual and community classes throughout the year. 

See you on the cushion...

Our founder

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Monica Daza-Stephan, YTT, AYT, MBSR

Monica is a trained and talented, lifelong meditation practitioner. She discovered meditation at the age of 11. Since then, contemplative practices are a part of her life rituals. 

She completed the 500 AYT Ayurveda Therapist Training. With her own experience and knowledge she uses integrative practices of mindfulness for mental wellness and holistic medicine based on evidence of the sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. Monica also has extensive training in Yoga for special needs, Restorative Yoga and emotional regulation.

Attend a class with Monica and you discover how the warm tone of her voice. The energy and a sense of safeness that her classes are infused with allow everyone to open the space for groundedness, comfort and deep soul connection.

Monica is an active advocate of mental health in her community. As part of her continuous efforts to help break the stigma about mental health illnesses, she has extensively collaborated with and sponsored non-profit organizations including: Defeat Depression Ontario, The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and Halton Families for Families, CAMH and Youth Mental Health Canada. 

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"Meditation shows us that in the nothingness
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- Monica Daza-Stephan