Mindfulness Teacher I CMI Online Designer
Shoreham-by-Sea I Brighton I Sussex I Surrey
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – 8 week course
Level 1: Mindfulness Foundations
Level 2: Teacher Development Practicum
Level 3: Teacher Development Immersion
BWY Teacher Training Diploma Course
The Satipatthana Sutta: Four Foundations of Mindfulness
What can neuroscience tell us about mindfulness? by Dr Bill Young
Vipassana Mediation retreat, 10 day silent retreat
New Zealand, 2006
UK, 2009, 2011, 2014
Vipassana Mediation retreat, 3 day silent retreat – 2007
Personal Retreat at Gaia House, 14 day silent retreat – January 2017
3 day silent retreat – October 2017
I am a Mindfulness Teacher and Designer, inspired by community, heart and communication. I am also a BWY trained Yoga Teacher and use mindfulness to help infuse the subtler aspects of yoga moment-to-moment. I currently teach in Shoreham-by-Sea, East Sussex.
I first came to meditation 15 years ago and have practiced mainly in the insight tradition. Over that time I have completed a number of silent retreats which have helped transform the way I view the world and my appreciation for the potential we all hold to change and love. I have been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years in a variety of traditions.
I run Unfold Digital where I design, build and collaborate on corporate and creative projects. I have been involved in the design and build of CMI online and manage the development of the site, as well as creating various email campaigns and printwork. I have also had the privilege of working with a number of other mindfulness and yoga teachers on developing their presence online. I have also created the Branding You & Social Media workshops for Yoga professionals.
Mindfulness softens the edges of each moment, opening us up to the possibility of a kinder perspective and more spacious place to be. It allows us to explore the idea that whatever we find is OK to be there and to recognise there is so much more happening. In daily life, it allows me to notice my feet on the ground, the breath in my lungs and the capacity in my heart to open ever more.
What is the importance of professional guidelines such as the UK network’s Good practice Guidelines to you and your teaching?
It’s good to know that as teachers we are supported and encouraged to maintain a high level of training and authentic practice. This in turn helps reassure our students create a fertile space for working.
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Meet Our Teachers
- 2007 – British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course Level 1, with Bram Williams.
- 2010-2012 – British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training Diploma Course, with Cathy-Mae Karelse.
- 2013 – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), with Cathy-Mae Karelse.
- 2014 – Ashtanga Primary Series, 7 day teacher training with David Swensen, Manchester.
- 2014 – Mindfulness Level 1, with Cathy-Mae Karelse.
- 2016 – Mindfulness Level 2, with Cathy-Mae Karelse.
- Workshops, retreats & events:
2006 – Vipassana Mediation retreat, 10 day silent retreat with Goenka, New Zealand.
2007 – Vipassana Mediation retreat, 3 day silent retreat with Goenka, UK.
2009 – Vipassana Mediation retreat, 10 day silent retreat with Goenka, UK.
2011 – The Joy of Yoga, with Swami Veda Bharati and Swami Nityamuktananda.
2011 – Vipassana Mediation retreat, 10 day silent retreat with Goenka, UK.
2012 – Inversions, 2 day workshop with David Swensen.
2013 – Principles of Anusara, with Rosie Wright.
2014 – International Yoga Festival, 7 day event at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, India, with various teachers.
2014 – Reiki Level I, Rishikesh, India, with Maa Gyaan Suveera.
2014 – Breath of Life, 5 day Pranayama and Meditation intensive with Swami Sachidananda, India.
2014 – Vipassana Mediation retreat, 10 day silent retreat with Goenka, UK.
- 1999-2000 – Foundation Art & Design, Surrey Institute of Art & Design
- 2000-2003 – Degree Graphic Design Ba Hons, University of Wales
- 2004-2013 – Senior Designer, working for corporate design and branding agencies
- 2013 – Unfold Digital, freelance design & branding