West London Buddhist Centre


Mindfulness Teachers

  • Tina Stallard

    Tina is an accredited mindfulness teacher.  She trained with Breathworks and has carried out additional training with Bangor University and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  She teaches Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses and is also a qualified yoga teacher.  She has a deeply rooted meditation practice and attends meditation retreats and courses regularly. …

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  • Sophie Matthew

    I am an accredited mindfulness teacher with Breathworks and very much enjoy teaching both Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses. I have had a strong personal meditation practice since 2011 and attend regular retreats. I live with chronic pain and found the Breathworks approach to be transformative in my own life. I have…

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  • Sophie Crocker

    Sophie is the Centre’s Mindfulness for Well-being Coordinator and an Accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teacher. Sophie first attended meditation classes over 10 years ago after a run of serious illnesses and burnout from the stresses of international human rights work. Initially meditation was just a means to ‘cope’ better but slowly Sophie’s practice took life in…

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  • Singhashri Gazmuri

    I have been a devoted mindfulness and meditation practitioner for over 15 years. My professional background includes youth work, strategic planning, change management and developing teaching and training programmes. I have been working as Programme Director at Breathworks since 2013, delighting in the opportunity to use my experience and skills to help grow and develop…

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  • Pascual Quiles

    My first contact with a Breathworks course was in Spain, and it immediately excited me because of the potential mindfulness to help me develop as an individual, as well as being a tool to diminish stress. Immediately after my first course, I started working with Dharmakirti at Respiravida / Breathworks, helping him to run it, and…

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  • Mariangela Towner

    Mariangela has been meditating for 40 years. She has a MA in fine arts and has many years experience teaching art to adults, and she has used mindfulness techniques in both her personal and teaching practice. She is an accredited mindfulness teacher with Breathworks.

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  • Karen Liebenguth

    Karen is an accredited mindfulness teacher, certified coach and MBTI facilitator. She offers tailored mindfulness programmes for the workplace as well as retreat days in nature. Karen specialises in ‘coaching while walking’ in natural settings tapping into the beneficial impact nature has on our psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing. She set up Green Space Coaching & Mindfulness…

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  • Kalyanavaca

    I have been practising meditation for over 40 years, and am a fully accredited Breathworks teacher, specialising in Mindfulness for Health courses. I am inspired by how these simple teachings can transform the lives of people with debilitating chronic pain. I have been ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order since 1992, and was chair of…

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  • Bodhilila

    Bodhilila has been meditating and practising mindfulness for 27 years. She is a fully accredited Breathworks mindfulness trainer as well as a qualified counsellor, teacher and massage therapist. She worked for many years as a classical musician and more recently as a nursery manager. She is currently Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, where she has…

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  • Andrea Christelis

    Fifteen years ago, I signed up for my first mindfulness and meditation retreat and it completely transformed my life. Soon after I took the leap and left my job in the film industry to retrain as a holistic massage therapist and bodyworker. I’ve since worked to help people shift the patterns that keep them locked…

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