I am the director and trainer at Mindfullybeing which I founded in 2003. With my team, we offer bespoke training courses to progressive organisations and individuals. My vision is to support the well-being, happiness, health and effectiveness of all.
My professional background is in Medicine however I decided to become a full-time Mindfulness teacher in 2007. As medication and meditation, both sound similar, my interest has always been in both major fields.
I have over 20 years of experience in practice and teaching mindfulness in the both academic and corporate setting. Having completed the initial Mindfulness Postgraduate Certificate in 2010, I have now re-embarked on an academic path to complete my Master's in Mindfulness with CMRP, Bangor. I also passionately engaged in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training with Mindfulness Network and OMC at Oxford University.
In 2017 my unique, Kind And Mindful Approach to Life (KAMAL) program was given an Impact Award.
I have delivered training to a wide array of organisations, including EY, Amazon, Skyscanner, Scottish Government, NHS Lothian, and have pioneered Mindfulness Initiatives at The University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital (REH), Queen Margaret University, Usher Institute and Edinburgh Napier University.
I am a member of the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA), which ensures high standards in mindfulness teachers in the UK. I also work in keeping with the nationally agreed Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness teachers and supervisors.
“The programme has shown me, for the first time, that there is an approach that can work for me. Both the practical outcome of seeing benefits immediately as well as the reaffirmation that something exists that can help, have been very important.”
“ Dr Avinash is a truly wonderful teacher wha has people at the very centre of the work he does. I took part in an 8 week mindfulness course and I can honestly say it changed my life completely - in a a very positive way! I would thoroughly recommend any of his courses.”
“The course has been an excellent introduction to Mindfulness. You can read books and listen to recordings, etc. But, I found attending a course with others and swapping feedback to be very helpful and beneficial. I especially enjoyed the group meditations.”
“I have read about mindfulness, been on retreats and tried to develop these practices but I have never been taught how to do these techniques before. This course has offered a well structured, well taught programme with plenty of handouts to really enable me to learn the mindfulness techniques.”