I was lucky enough to be introduced to meditation at the young age of 11 by my very alternative dad. My understanding and appreciation for it was further cemented whilst travelling around South East Asia at 18.
However, it wasn’t until certain life events led me to participate in a 10 day silent meditation retreat that I begun to experience it more deeply and integrate it into my life.
An encounter with Ruby Wax at the launch of her mindfulness book ‘Sane New World’ in 2013 had such an impact on me, that it immediately became clear that mindfulness and meditation was something I now wanted to share with others.
Since becoming a mum to 2 very lively girls and all the challenges that entails, I have become acutely aware how important the practice of mindfulness and meditation is when it comes to parenting and all the difficulties life can throw our way.
I decided to set up The Breathe Academy because I wanted to share the benefits I have had from this practice.
I have one simple goal – to introduce the concept of mindfulness and meditation in a simple way that helps people bring it into their own lives, and I have a particular passion for providing the tools to help us all deal with the intensity of our busy lives both in and out of work. This includes ways we can best take care of ourselves in a practical and viable way, ensuring the world gets the best of us not what’s left of us!
I am an accredited mindfulness coach, and recently became a Mental Health First Aider.
I am also annually assessed to appear on the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers on the UK Mindfulness Network, now known as BAMBA, so that the teaching I provide you is accredited and always up to date.