Offering Mindfulness AND kINDNESS Training for Well-being  AND INNER PEACE.

Mindfulness training in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland


Dr AVINASH BANSODE M.B.B.S (India), Postgraduate in Mindfulness Based Approaches (Bangor, UK)

Dr. Avinash has a background and training in Medicine. Originally from India, he is now lives in Edinburgh. He has been practising and teaching mindfulness since 1992. He is also an ordained Buddhist and a Honorary Mindfulness Chaplain at The University of Edinburgh and is a visiting mindfulness teacher at The Queen Margaret University. 

Avinash has interest in holistic approach towards health and well-being and an interest in mind-body integrative medicine. ​ (Click Here to Read More)​


Derek has been practising mindfulness and related meditation techniques for nearly forty years, mainly within a Buddhist context. He has, more recently, also trained with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice to teach in accordance with the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme.

He has a keen interest in exploring the broader mindfulness culture, especially its literary developments, the historical background to the practice and the complementary skills in kindness and compassion.

Derek currently edits the Mindfullybeing monthly newsletter.


Ann has been practising Mindfulness and Tai-Chi since 2000 and teaching the integrated Mind-Body approach for well-being since 2005. Ann has completed two years Mindfulness and Compassion Training with Rob Nairn at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland during which she attended number of retreats exploring mindfulness meditation. 

Ann’s experience and insight through the practice of Mindful Movement has led her naturally to explore and study mindfulness practices. She now delivers mindfulness courses and leads the Day Retreats in Edinburgh. She also delivers training for organisations including Edinburgh Council, Deaf Action and Scottish Huntingtons Association.