I first encountered meditation practices as an undergraduate student at The Royal Academy of Music in London. Since then I have worked as a musician and workshop leader, with a particular interest in developing social and community projects. In 2015 I began to train as a mindfulness teacher, initially with the Mindfulness in Schools Project and then on the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training pathway at the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre.
I have taught mindfulness courses for Oxford University students, workplace groups, and secondary school groups, as well as co-teaching on the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre's 8-week MBCT course for the general public.
With a background in music, I have a particular interest in how mindfulness training can be supportive to those working in creative fields and the performing arts, especially for musicians looking to develop more awareness of tension patterns in the body, and how mindfulness based processes can help with freedom of movement and expression.
I am also passionate about improving access to mindfulness education for young people, to help with developing and maintaining good emotional and mental health, resilience, and calmness of being. I am delighted to be a faculty member for the newly formed charity 'HaMakom: Pathways to Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Insight'.
I follow the UK Good Practice Guidelines for teaching Mindfulness, including regular supervision, and continuing professional development.