Teachers

Nelum Jayakody

Nelum Jayakody is a passionate and dedicated teacher

Nelum Jayakody is a passionate and dedicated teacher of Mindfulness eager to help others experience the life enhancing benefits of mindfulness meditation. Having completed the relevant teacher training (outlined below), together with extensive personal practice, Nelum is fully qualified to teach Mindfulness programmes for both adults and children. Sri Lankan born Nelum, a former banker, discovered Mindfulness in 2008.

After years working in a highly stressful environment and having faced difficult personal circumstances, Nelum is no stranger to the effect that stress and suffering can have on the body. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic stomach pain, the adoption of a mindfulness lifestyle, as advocated by the MBSR programme, led to the almost complete disappearance of physical symptoms. This was the turning point in her life; leaving the corporate life behind, Nelum embarked on her mindfulness teaching journey.

During her free time, Nelum continues to deepen her expertise of Mindfulness by attending regular Vipassana retreats. Helping children who face poverty and crisis is a cause close to Nelum’s heart and she is involved in projects to improve their life chances and well-being. Such projects include responding to the needs of those displaced in the aftermath of the Tsunami of 2004 and ongoing work with terminally ill children in Sri Lanka.

Qualifications, training and experience in Mindfulness

Bangor University Wales – CMPR

Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK

Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK

Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK

Zero Suicide Alliance

University of Nottingham, England – 2008

Frankfurt, Germany – 2008

Dhamma Dipa Herefordshire, England

Isha Foundation in London 2019

Nicola Leslie-Gallagher

Nicola currently teaches in further education

Nicola currently teaches in further education; her focus is to help students try to maintain a more peaceful lifestyle through yoga and mindfulness. She currently teaches the mindful movement session on the 8-week MBSR course as well as the silent retreats. Nicola is qualified to teach mindfulness for young children.

Qualifications, training and experience in Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK

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