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Roya's mission

Roya offers mindfulness courses and one-on-one mindfulness sessions to individuals and organisations across London. Holding the firm belief that this practice is accessible to and of benefit to everybody, her mission is to share it as widely as possible with all those who are seeking, even if they are not quite sure what it is they are hoping to find. She knows this is how we can improve our world - one person at a time, starting with ourselves.

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 mindfulnss 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.