What is Mindfulness?


Mindfulness Day Retreats:

Edinburgh, 21 April 2024.                      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindfulness-mini-day-retreat-tickets-863955402867

Glasgow, 28 April 2024                                - with Zennistoun Hub

Contact me to find out more and book your place !


Mindfulness is a way of living in the moment and of being aware of everything that makes up this experience. Mindfulness is waking up to make the best of our lives.

When we practice mindfulness we observe our thoughts and feelings from a distance without engaging with them or judging them. We tune in to what we are sensing both in ourselves and in our surroundings. We are more aware of sights, smells, sounds, tastes and bodily sensations, many of which we are often too busy to notice. We learn ways to treat ourselves and others more kindly. Through maintaining an open and active attention to the present moment our focus is directed away from unhelpful thoughts and responses to things that have happened in the past and it prevents us from becoming caught up in our worries about the future.

I trained to teach the 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course with the Mindfulness Association because it had a really positive effect on my experience of life, how I communicate with those around me, and the extent to which I cope with difficult situations.

Experience & Training

  • Mindfulness training and fully accredited 2 year teacher training pathway with the Mindfulness Association.
  • Kids yoga and Mindfulness training with K.A.Y.
  • Regular in person 8 week MBLCourses delivered in Edinburgh & Glasgow.
  • Regular online and in person mindfulness meditation sessions delivered through Zennistoun Hub, Glasgow.
  • Shiatsu training with mindfulness, Edinburgh college of Shiatsu.

Practicing regularly, especially within a group, can help to bring about long-term changes in mood and levels of happiness and well-being. It can positively affect the brain's patterns which underlie day-to-day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability so that when they arise, they reduce more easily.

Mindfulness can be of huge benefit to everyone. It is not a religion and is taught in a secular (non-religious) way, so it is suitable for people of any faith or no faith. It is not the same as counselling or therapy, and you will not be asked to share any information about your day-to-day life or situation.

Find out more in person! You are invited to come to one of the 60 minute taster sessions, which run regularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

With Zennistoun Hub, The Eric Liddell Community and others.

These are both in person and online.

You can also book a one - to one or group introductory online session.

Get in touch with any questions or to book your place.

Upcoming Taster intoductory Sessions

In person:

Smith's Place, Edinburgh, Tuesday 5 March, 6.30 - 7.30pm

Salisbury centre, Edinburgh, Monday 18 March, 6.30 - 7.30pm ( £10/ £5)

Online:  Wednesday 20 March, 6.30 - 7.30pm ( free)


Learn practical methods to manage stress and emotions more easily, to become more present to joyful experiences and more connected with those around you.

Develop a practice that will build new positive habits in your everyday life.

Feel able to relish “your one wild and precious life”.

The Mindfulness Based Living Course - Live life to the full by learning ways to relish the present moment

This 8 week course is suitable for people new to Mindfulness as well as those who would like to deepen their meditation or mindfulness practice. It is accredited by the Mindfulness Association and recognised in the UK Good Practice Guidelines.

The course includes 18 hours of face to face teaching time, access to audio recordings of all the  main mindfulness practices, a course manual and a certificate of completion. This session has a maximum of 10 places so early booking is advised.

There is a follow-up class approx 4 weeks after the course ends. There is also an optional all day retreat after week 6.

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Cost of the 8 week course and the additional follow up session: £200  / £135

Discounted rates are available to people in receipt of benefits, who are unemployed or on a low income.

There are also some free, fully funded places available.

Optional day retreat £50. Lunch and teas included

Next 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course

Starting April 2024

Glasgow - Whitehill Secondary School
with Zennistoun Hub and The Everyone Project
Edinburgh - 13 Smith's Place Edinburgh EH6 8NT
Online - Free Monthly drop in  classes for those  who have completed the full course
Wednesday evenings  7 - 8pm.
Next class  3 April
Just get in touch for your zoom link.
Full day retreat 2024
Immerse yourself in a day of mindfulness and restorative practices- fresh organic food included, throughout the day.
Get in touch to find out more.
Places must be booked in advance.
Glasgow - The Yoga Barn, Pollock Park, Glasgow
Sunday 28 April
10am - 4pm
Edinburgh - The Salisbury Centre, EH16 5AB
Sunday 21 April
9.30am - 2.30pm