Our facilitators Cynthia Bonell 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. Chris Perrin Is an NHS nurse who has been offering mindfulness classes and courses both in his workplace for patients and staff as well as in the community. He is an experienced and qualified facilitator whose kindly and gentle style is greatly appreciated. He regularly attends retreats and has been practising meditation for many years. He is also a keen musician. Jane Sill I am a listed teacher with the UK Mindfulness Network and 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 became acquainted with the work of Jon Kabat Zinn in the early 1990s and have been interested in and practising meditation for many years, attending many retreats and training programmes, including annual retreats led by Geshe Tashi Tsering and an Educator’s Retreat led by Thich Nhat Hanh. I am registered on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations Listing. 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 Mindfulness for Stress Reduction 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. I am also a qualified Yoga teacher (BWY) specialising in Yoga therapy and registered reflexologist (MAR). William Walker William completed training in Mindfulness in 2018 and is registered on the UK listing for Mindfulness Teachers. He has led and co-led a number of 8-week Mindfulness for Stress Reduction courses for the London Centre of Mindfulness. William studied theology and philosophy at University in Scotland and London and trained for the Anglican Church ministry, before switching to teaching in schools and travelling abroad. For the past 20 or more years he has been teaching in Special Education, specialising in Autism and learning difficulties. He has also had the opportunity to cultivate a strong interest in Chi Kung and Tai Chi, which he has been teaching and studying for many years now, and also in studying and practising Buddhism. In recent years he has focussed his attention on teaching mindfulness, Chi Kung and Tai Chi. He enjoys walking, gardening and the arts.