hi there!

I’m Mandy, an expert in the field of mindfulness + meditation, Speaker, Educator, and the host of the Waking Up Human Podcast. 

My human design is Generator...so if you know, you know! It definitely explains why I am relentless when I get my mind set on creating, learning or sharing anything! 


I was a personal trainer working at a top training studio for high profile clients and professional athletes. It felt like a dream. Until... it wasn't. 

  • My career in health and wellness began in 1998 and I quickly rose in the ranks as an athletic trainer working with weekend warriors and professional athletes (primarily NHL hockey players).
  • My education in meditation and integrative medicine began in 2001 and I trained diligently under Dr. Deepak Chopra becoming a Certified Vedic Master Educator in 2005.
  • 2012 saw the birth of my meditation company, "Lifestyle Meditation" under which I wrote, facilitated, and certified over 3,000 meditation + mindfulness teachers worldwide.

"I grew up as an athlete so I assumed that personal training was my fit. Turns out I was more passionate about training their minds and hearts than their bodies."

  • In 2013, I founded the non-profit, "India/Nepal Yoga Project" where I created "The 7 Spiritual Laws of Healing" Program for young girls and women rescued from the human trafficking industry.
  • In 2016, I opened Canada's first mainstream meditation centre as well as joined forces as the creator and educational lead for Anchor Meditation in San Fransisco, California.
  • COVID forced the closure of both centres, however, I pivoted into the online space and continue to find great success with my online membership community (The Practice™), my weekly podcast (Waking Up Human), my meditation masterclasses and teacher trainings (Lifestyle Meditation Academy), and my live events and retreats.


Mandy Trapp is a global meditation and mindfulness expert specializing in stress management and spiritual development. She is the founder of the Lifestyle Meditation Academy and has certified over 3,000 meditation and mindfulness teachers around the world. Her teachings are rooted in spiritual psychology, neuroscience, and energetic insights. She is the creator of The Practice™, a membership program with the focus on supporting the mental and spiritual health of others through interactive learning and powerful practices such as meditation and breathwork. Mandy is known for her grounded, practical, and accessible approach to meditation and spirituality which has allowed tens of thousands around the world to confidently move through the stresses and limitations of life and towards more peace and fulfillment. She is also the owner of El Refugio, an up and coming coveted wellness retreat destination in the beautiful Okanagan, B.C, Canada. 




I am most comfortable in bare feet + was the only trainer who refused to wear gym shoes


I haven't eaten red meat since I was 14 when I decided that I wouldn't eat it if I can hug it


I always thought that I was an introvert until I realized that I just don't like small talk


I've always been a farm-girl at heart and am finally building my dream flower farm!

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.


important astrology

Libra sun, Libra Rising, Aries moon

most influential book

Mans Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

go-to cure for everything

Arnica for the muscles + activated charcoal for the belly

if i didn't do what i did..

I would be a florist!

favorite place i've been:

Japan for the onzens + Borneo for the orangutans!

favourite smell

Definitely cedar, pine, and fir. So grounding!

favourite time to meditate

First thing in the morning while everyone sleeps

quick fix for a bad mood

Kitchen dance parties!

ocean vs mountains

Both?! lol! My libra can't decide!

favorite show to binge

I prefer documentaries. I love learning

Here's the deal: I don't want you to miss the announcements about my live events, retreats, or even new drops in the store because if you do, these things sell out QUICKLY! 


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