Miriam Bekkouche

Founder & CEO

Miriam has been bringing mindfulness to workplaces in New York, Montreal, and beyond for over 4 years. During this time, she has introduced mindfulness to over +2000 employee in both English and French.

Miriam’s approach is inspired by her decade-long career as a Canadian diplomat and 4 years within NYC’s dynamic tech start-up and investor community.

Miriam has completed trainings with the Himalayan Tradition, S.N. Goenka Vipassana, UMass Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training and Prema Yoga’s Teacher Training.

Tessa Battistin

coordinator, Programs & Operations

Tessa recently graduated with distinction from McGill University, earning a BA in English literature. She is the founder of Asset Designs, an ethical clothing company that offers affordable, sustainably sourced textiles.

Tessa and Miriam first met when they worked together for 37 Angels, a female investment firm based in NYC. Tessa has joined The Brain Spa team to help bring mindfulness to people at their offices. Passionate about gender parity and inclusion in all industries, Tessa is keen to facilitate mindfulness practices with Miriam. 


Nadine Bekkouche

Advisor, The Brain Spa

Nadine is the president of NBE Education. Nadine uses her expertise in psychology, education and research to consult with businesses designing educational programs and to create online courses that help solve real-world problems. 
Nadine Bekkouche is currently working on a PhD in Education. She holds a MSc in Medical Psychology & has published a number of papers and reference texts in the fields of psychology, behavioral research and health. She is the author of a best-selling course on Effective Academic Writing on Udemy.