Isabell teaches mindfulness and self-compassion in regular meditation classes, dedicated courses over 4-8 weeks, and privately across London. She has been practicing Vipassana (Insight) meditation since 2003 – a Buddhist approach to meditation based on the Theravada lineage, but universally valid independent of any religious believes. Developing mindful awareness and a calm abiding in the present moment are central to the practice.
Isabell has been teaching meditation since 2009 with an emphasis on deepening self awareness and understanding of our internal psychology – our patterns of behaviour and how they influence our lives. She encourages the cultivation of an open, non-judgemental and kind relationship to ourselves, so that over time our lives can be infused with more acceptance, patience and contentment. Her teaching is inclusive, and infused by warmth, care and humour.
Isabell has trained in mindfulness and self-compassion at 200hr level with MindfulnessUK, and in mindfulness and yin yoga with Sarah Powers. She attends 3 weeks of silent retreat every year with her teachers at Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire and Burgs in Wales, and is also influenced by the teachings of S.N. Goenka, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
Isabell also teaches yoga at a senior level and is involved in training new teachers. Every year she leads several yoga and mindfulness retreats in the UK and abroad. She holds accreditation by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, the British Wheel of Yoga, and Yoga Alliance.
Visit her website for more info on mindfulness, meditation and yoga: www.bodyheartmind.co.uk