Leonie Schell

Co-Director of Teaching and Training, Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor

I’m a mindfulness teacher, trainer and supervisor, and Co-Director of Teaching and Training at the OMF. Prior to becoming Co-Director, I was the OMF’s Global Partnerships Lead responsible for developing our international collaborations and partnerships with leading universities and workplaces to train...

Read more here

Julia Wallond

Teacher

Julia Wallond has been meditating regularly since 2005.  She undertook some longer 3-month retreat periods in 2011 and 2012 with the support of Rob Burbea (resident teacher at Gaia house). Just prior to this she trained to teach MBCT with Exeter University and since then has taught over 20 courses in a...

Read more here

Sophie Sansom

Teacher

  I am Training Lead at the Mindfulness Network and I teach on the Master’s programme at Bangor University. I also lead the MBI:TAC assessment process for the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation, particularly around the training of teachers in IAPT services. I...

Read more here

Jem Shackleford

Teacher

I am a mindfulness teacher, supervisor and qualified secondary school teacher. It was while living in Taiwan (2001-4) that I became interested in meditation. Later, when I returned to the UK, I began to explore more fully the benefits of mindfulness meditation for people who suffer from recurrent...

Read more here

Alex Irving

Teacher

I hold a Masters degree in Teaching Mindfulness Based Approaches from Bangor University and am registered to teach with the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches. In addition to my mindfulness training I have a background in Osteopathy with a Masters Degree in Pain Science. What do...

Read more here

Thais Requito

Teacher and Trainer

Prior to becoming a mindfulness teacher, I enjoyed a successful career as an executive in multi-national organisations for over 15 years. The challenges of those fast-paced and high-pressure environments led me to practise mindfulness and discover its benefits both personally and professionally. Willing to...

Read more here

Laura Thompson

Workshop Facilitator

I am a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness trainer, teacher, and practitioner. I am licensed in Arizona and Hawaii, and I currently offer mindfulness courses and therapy online. Previously, I was a fellow at Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance in...

Read more here

Silke Rupprecht

Trainer

I work as head of research, evaluation and development at training and consulting company Awaris. Before that, I held research positions as a doctoral researcher at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and Amherst College, M.A. and as a post-doctoral researcher at Radboud University, Nijmegen. In my research, I am...

Read more here

Jo Cromarty

Teacher and Trainer

I am on Occupational Therapist by training and have worked in various mental health settings within the NHS for many years. Since being a teenager I have developed a meditation practice from within the contemplative tradition. I was first introduced to Mindfulness in 2010 and was privileged to be trained as an...

Read more here

Sophie Zhang

Teacher and Trainer

I had been working for over ten years as lawyer, qualified in China and in the state of New York, USA, till I had the chance to meet, to practice and to fall in love with mindfulness. The path of learning, sharing and teaching MBCT nurtures me and inspires me how vivid, authentic and wise life can...

Read more here