I have practiced meditation and mindfulness since 2012 and have found it extremely beneficial in all aspects of my life. It has improved my relationships, transformed my health through reducing stress and given me a more positive outlook on life. I wanted to share these benefits with others and decided to train as a mindfulness and meditation teacher.
In January 2014 I began a one year Art of Meditation course for my personal development.
In December 2014 I attended a Zenways 100 hr meditation and mindfulness teacher training course taught by Zen Master Daizan Skinner, the first Englishman to go to Japan and become a Roshi or Zen Master in the rigorous Rinzai tradition of Zen. I completed my training requirements and became a certified Zenways Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor in 2015.
In June 2017 I achieved my Zenways Advanced Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher certificate (200 hr).
The Zen tradition and practices particularly resonate with me as your personal experiences and your own unique journey are emphasised. Sharing these techniques and seeing the benefit they have on my students has been both humbling and inspiring.
Prior to my meditation teacher training I was a Director of a book publishing company for ten years. I am also the proud mum of two girls. I regularly run and practice yoga and enjoy the influence of them on both my mind and body. I have a keen interest in the spiritual aspect of life and am committed to continuing my personal development.
The word Mandala means ‘circle’ in the ancient language of Sanskrit. It is a spiritual symbol representing the universe, oneness and unity of body, mind and soul. Mandalas are often drawn by individuals to represent their path through life and can be used as a meditation tool to gain knowledge from within.