The Mindful Athlete Workshop

This workshop was first introduced to the OHL Peterborough Petes.

Hosted by NHL Arizona Coyotes & OHL Peterborough Petes Mental Performance Coach – Brenley Shapiro, with special guest and Yoga Instructor from Life Time Athletic – Kimmel Alcide.


Mindfulness training has become one of the hottest topics and practices amongst the world’s highest level performers. Defined as “a mental state of being fully immersed and engaged in the present moment, without judgment, and with an energized yet effortless focus”. It’s the state athletes refer to as being IN THE ZONE and it has a profound impact on not only performance, but overall happiness.

Come Join Us

In this one of a kind program, Brenley Shapiro will teach you how to incorporate mindfulness training into your routine and game. Then with your newly acquired knowledge, you will have the opportunity to put it into practice through a guided mindful yoga practice with Kimmel Alcide.

Is This For You?

This workshop is intended for athletes of all ages and all sports, who would like to take their performance to the next level. And if you are not an athlete but want to increase your focus, confidence, and overall productivity, don't worry.... this one is for you too!!

Event Details

Date: Sunday February 9th
Time: 4pm - 6pm EST
Location: Scotiabank Pond, Heads Up High Performance Mind Gym (Toronto)
Cost: $85 + HST


Brenley Shapiro

Mental Performance Coach for the NHL Arizona Coyotes’ & OHL Peterborough Petes

As a Toronto based Sport Psychology & Performance Consultant, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Certified Sports Vision Trainer, Shapiro has become the first female Mental Performance Consultant for the Arizona Coyotes in the NHL, as well as the OHL for the Peteborough Petes.

Her passion for motivating audiences to reach their fullest potential has received praise from corporations, sports organizations, and schools across International landscapes. Brenley’s rare and unique skill set blended together covers all aspects of the ‘mental game’, and fundamentally guides athletes and clients to master their mind for ultimate performance enhancement.

Brenley has been in practice for over 20 years working with athletes, teams, individuals, and organizations from amateur to professional, and she is the founder of Heads Up High Performance. Brenley sits on the expert panel for Sport Psychology for the Coaches Association of Ontario, she is a Published Author, an Ambassador with Lululemon, and a powerful Keynote Speaker.

Kimmel Alcide

Yoga Instructor at Life Time Fitness

Under the advisement of one of my professors in university, I began practicing yoga 10 years ago. After recently moving to Canada, I had difficulty adjusting to the climate and the changes that came with being in a new place. Within a few weeks I experienced a shift in the way that I felt and developed a more positive outlook. The more I practiced, the more clarity there was in my mind and some of my injuries from being an athlete for years started to heal.

I felt the need to share with others what I received from a consistent practice and decided to take on a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. Since then I’ve explored several trainings within Yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin and Yoga Therapy.

I believe that if you can breathe and do so consciously, you are already practicing yoga.


We’re only accepting 18 people into this workshop, and spots are already filling up!


Brenley’s expertise and Sports Psychology program helps athletes push their game to the next level and maximize their development potential. Her dynamic style and commitment to the players and teams she works with is second to none. I highly recommend Brenley Shapiro and the Heads Up team and programming. She's the best in the business.
Lindsay Hoffard
Arizona Coyotes, NHL - Assistant General Manager; Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL - Former Director of Scouting
Brenley and her team were an outstanding addition to the OHL Combine. The insight they were able to provide to the athletes, general managers, and scouts will assist in the future development of players within Ontario. Both the Mental Game Coaching and Sports vision training programs are cutting edge and the OHL was very excited to implement it into our program.
Joe Birch
OHL Senior Director of Player Development
Brenley’s motivational coaching along with the Mind Gym training were a perfect kick-off to our planning and brainstorm sessions. I highly recommend Brenley for a corporate team event which balances nicely both fun and performance to get the most out of your teams.
Greg Mason
VP Marketing, Walt Disney Studios
Brenley is a highly committed and dedicated Sport Psychology Expert. We are privileged in having Brenley assisting coaches across Ontario. Her immense knowledge and experience is second to none and we strongly recommend her for your teams and/or sport development.
Coaches Association of Ontario
I think the mental performance program I did with Brenley was so important because it is such a big part of success in the game. So much of how you think and react to things like mistakes, coaches yelling, and guys getting in your head, come from your mental toughness. Brenley has taught me to have the right mindset and learn how to react and respond in a more powerful way . She also helped our team with setting goals, monitoring our progress, and team cohesion. It brought us all closer together and helped us to be a strong group. Brenley is very easy to talk to and was always thee when you needed her. She has helped me to stay focused on my main goal of getting to the NHL with a strong mind and clear focus.
Tyler Weiss
Drafted by Colorado Avalanche, NHL
Brenley has helped me improved my overall personal performance and our team performance with some mental toughness training. Her tips and tricks help me stay focused during a game and not let anything get to me. It has really helped our team up our game and I would recommend her to anyone looking to get an edge over their competition in ANY sport! Thank you so much Brenley!
Veronique Gagne
I used Brenley's service's this hockey season with my Minor Bantam Vaughan Kings AAA Hockey team. She is phenomenal. There is so much value that Brenley brings to a team when speaking about mental prep, team building exercises, learning about player personalities, dealing with stress and anxiety in hockey and also for parents and how to deal with a child in high level sports. I would recommend every team use Brenley. It certainly helped my team maintain a great dressing room.
Victor Vescio
Brenley, I just wanted to thank you once again for your assistance. It's invaluable - From the team building, overcoming mistakes, confidence, team commandments, visualization, etc..., you have given us the mental tools we need to go the extra distance. As a coach, some of these things we were doing, but in bits and pieces, with no structure. Your ability to package it all up and clarify the mind game for us was exactly what we needed. Thanks so much!!!
Rick Dagenais

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We’re only accepting 18 people into this workshop, and spots are already filling up!

Event Details

Date: Sunday February 9th
Time: 4pm - 6pm EST
Cost: $85 + HST


57 Carl Hall Rd, Toronto, ON M3K 2B6, Canada (Second Floor)
Phone: +1 416-646-3496

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