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Roya's mission

Roya specialises in mindfulness in the workplace, working alongside HR, Management and Leadership to develop and deliver bespoke mindfulness-based wellbeing programs.

Based in London, she works with organisations and individuals across the UK. Clients include Lloyds Banking Group, KPMG, Soho House and Liberty of London.

Holding the firm belief that this practice is an essential part of any education and recognising most of us weren’t provided with it at school, her mission is to plug that gap!

The journey so far

After graduating from university with a degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies (phew), she was determined to secure a "good job" and joined a graduate program with a global professional services firm where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Climbing the corporate ladder in this environment, she is no stranger to the physical, mental and emotional demands of a career in the city.

After packing in as many experiences she could, including a stint living in Delhi developing the firm's offshoring facility, she made the decision to move on, knowing her true purpose would not be realised on this path.

Roya has since been on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, as Jon Kabat-ZInn would describe it, "the full catastrophe". The richness of these experiences, the tapestry of joys and the sorrows, are palpable in Roya's work with others. This path found her as much as she found it.

Qualifications

Roya has trained with the world’s leading mindfulness institutions - Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. She has regular supervision with one of the UK’s top mindfulness experts; commits to a rigorous self-practice and continuous development of her knowledge and skills. She adheres to the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.

Roya is a person of utmost integrity and continually strives to embody this practice, bringing great sensitivity, intuition, insight and kindness.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
— Loe Tolstoy