Our team Erick Rinner | Partner and Senior Trainer Erick has had a daily mindfulness practice for 11 years and is regularly in silent retreat. He trained at Bangor University and is delivers the MBSR program in English and in French. Erick is also a mindfulness and life coach, training leaders and executives in global companies for corporate mindfulness techniques. Erick shares his time between Potential Project in Europe, the global leader in corporate mindfulness training, while still running Milestone Investisseurs, his private equity firm. He has been in corporate finance for 25 years including 17 years in private equity. Erick’s core skills include initiating change at board level, negotiation, advising management teams on value creation and leadership. He sits on the board of companies in London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School (Award for Excellence). Cynthia Bonell | Trainer I have been meditating for some 35-40 years and studied both in the Vedic and Buddhist traditions as well as Christianity. In my professional life I was a Primary teacher. I have 4 grown up children and am now retired from full-time teaching of children. I took up mindfulness teaching around 5 years ago. I have taken the 8 week MBSR course myself and then went on to complete the week intensive level 1 teaching course at Bangor University. I continue to practise meditation and attend retreats regularly. Ros Boughtflower Ros is a long term meditator and mindfulness practitioner who is regularly on retreat. She is a qualified coach and a trained teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) having trained at Bangor university and is also accredited to teach corporate based mindfulness training and is trained in action inquiry. She uses mindfulness with her coaching clients to help raise their self-awareness and impact on others, enhance their resilience in times of change and help people explore meaning and joy in their lives. For over 20 years Ros has worked across business, not for profit organisations, government, community based organisations and more recently within the NHS and education. She has a joyful and compassionate approach and draws on a Buddhist background to help offer an accessible and modern secular approach. James Milford James is a mindfulness teacher who developed his personal practice and theoretical understanding through the MSc Studies in Mindfulness at the University of Aberdeen. The course encompasses mindfulness, compassion, insight and wisdom training James incorporated his training and continued study to develop an individual approach firmly grounded in the traditions and teachings of mindfulness that is both relevant and accessible. He draws on his own mindfulness practice to pass on the skills needed to navigate the ups and downs of life. James is committed to the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) as set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers and is dedicated to Continued Professional Development. He has received additional training from The Mindfulness Association, Bangor University and The Oxford Mindfulness Centre and continues to attend annual retreats and training courses. Jane Sill I have been involved with the London Centre of Mindfulness since 2012, helping to co-ordinate its activities, in particular the running of the 8 week MBSR courses both in and out of house. I first became acquainted with the work of Jon Kabat Zinn in the early 1990s and have been interested in and practising meditation for many years and have attended many retreats and training programmes, including an Educator’s Retreat led by Thich Nhat Hanh. As part of the London Centre of Mindfulness team, we receive regular supervision and guidance from trainers from Bangor University and value the importance of continuing professional development. As well as the MBSR courses, I have been offering mindfulness and meditation in the community and corporate settings including Macmillan head office, the Alzheimer’s Society, Sky, Lambeth Carers’ Hub, Guinness Trust sheltered accommodation and local community centres. Having qualified in 1990, I am also a Yoga teacher and registered reflexologist. John Bonell John has been interested in meditation since he was a teenager. Initially learning to meditate in London, John has studied under many teachers and traditions in the Burmese, Indian, Sri Lankan and Tibetan traditions. His focus is on establishing mental stability as a means to deeper enquiry on the nature of the mind.