Debbie and Tessa have been delivering mindfulness courses since 2009 and have taught over 1,000 students the practice of mindfulness. We have been practicing ourselves for over 20 years and have trained with Bangor University, one of the UK's leading mindfulness training organisations. We follow the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. There are lots of mindfulness teachers springing up now in London, but many are not properly qualified or experienced, so do take care when you book a course. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our background and experience.
Tessa is a mindfulness teacher and consultant, running workshops in organisations as well as the 8-week MBSR/MBCT course. Tessa is author of the books Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide (Icon, 2012) and Mindful London (Virgin, 2014). She is an Associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, one of the world's leading organisations for Mindfulness training, and she teaches mindfulness in the Houses of Parliament. Tessa has been practising meditation for over 20 years, and is an experienced instructor at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre. She is a fully qualified yoga teacher, and has completed the Teacher Development Retreats 1 & 2 run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University. She is a co-teacher on the Mental Health Foundation's online mindfulness course, at www.bemindful.co.uk. In her earlier career Tessa was a Research Fellow in History at Cambridge University, and a Senior Producer with BBC Radio and Music.
Tessa is an Associate of the Mindfulness Initiative, a team supporting the All-party Parliamentary Group for Mindfulness at Westminster, and co-author of the Workplace chapter of the Mindful Nation UK report. She has taught mindfulness at Transport for London, Penguin Random House, Accenture, Amazon, GE Healthcare Otsuka , Helaba, University of Westminster, Lambeth College, Health Education England, and a range of other workplaces.
Debbie is a mindfulness teacher, trainer and consultant having over 20 years of personal mindfulness practice and related disciplines. She runs mindfulness courses in organisations, one to one private sessions (at home or by phone or skype ) and runs the 8-week MBSR courses in various formats. Debbie is a long term member and experienced instructor at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre. Debbie has just finished an 18 month World Tour as a PA with a leading meditation teacher travelling the Globe and practicing mindfulness in the workplace.
Debbie is a fully qualified and Licenced Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist and member of the British Acupuncture Council. She has completed the Teacher Development Retreat, and has also completed her four year Post Grad in Teaching Mindfulness Based Courses run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.