Helen Gardner

Helen is a qualified teacher with more than 30 years experience teaching primary and high school students in a wide variety of different schools and contexts. She has been responsible for the facilitation and coordination of a community based program for youth in transition to high school. Motivated by seeing the needs within schools, and drawing on her personal mindfulness practice and interest in social-emotional learning, Helen is currently working with Mind and Movement in writing and supporting school-based mindfulness programs. She provides professional development to teachers and associated staff. In 2021 she completed training with Youth Mindfulness (UK), in teaching mindfulness programs to 12 -21 year olds. Helen is currently studying with the Mindfulness Training Institute (Australia), completing training as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructor. She is also in training with Mindful Schools.

Anne Courtney

AnneAnne works with individuals, teams and organisations as a coach, leadership consultant and retreat facilitator. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and has trained in ontological coaching, an approach that offers a comprehensive framework for building self-awareness and enhancing personal and leadership effectiveness.  She has been involved in coach training for 10 years and is currently a Supervisor for the Vocational Graduate of Ontological Coaching with Newfield Institute.  Anne is licensed to administer Print and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) profiling tools.

Anne works with managers, teams and organisations who appreciate that the quality of their human interaction has a direct impact on their ability to effectively meet their organisational purpose and are therefore committed to deepen that capacity within themselves and their organisation.

Anne facilitates public and customised retreats based on ontological distinctions, Circles of Trust principles (Center for Courage and Renewal) in conjunction with a mindfulness practitioner.

Anne has over twenty five years’ experience of working in the community sector as a manager, social worker, youth worker and in community development roles.

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson

Mark teaches yoga, meditation, mindfulness and wellness tools to people of all ages and backgrounds. He is motivated to help people towards the best version of themselves and finding a healthy, calm and connected way of being.  He is a qualified Yoga teacher (800 hour training – Level 2 & Cert IV) and a qualified Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Qualifying as a lawyer in the UK led to 20 years working in the corporate world and Not For Profit sector. This ensures that Mark’s approach is grounded in the reality of the modern workplace. He has facilitated personal development and wellbeing programs in schools and companies. Mark recently attended an international retreat on “Compassionate and Mindful Leadership” at Plum Village (home of Mindfulness teacher and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh).

For your well-being and that of your workplace – contact us to discuss a personal mindfulness session, course or workplace group training.