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Upcoming Courses

Course Dates 2018:


Course 2

18th  19th  20th April and  14th  15th June FULL

Course 3

12th  13th 14th September and 1st 2nd November

'When looking for a meditation teacher training course I was immediately impressed by the wide ranging topics covered by this course, and Mary's welcoming manner from our first phone call. She made the choice very easy, and I was not disappointed! The course was informative and insightful but always accessible. I had a great time as well as learning. The number of students was just right to allow us all to contribute but not feel overwhelmed. Great course content, great learning experience, great teacher! ' Louise,  ( MTT May 2017)


(St Mary Islington Community Partnership)
St Mary’s Parish Office
Upper Street, Islington
N1 2TX

 The course fee is £990.00 - £200 deposit and then two payments of £395





About us

The British School of Meditation has been established to meet the growing need for accredited, qualified meditation teachers. Our accreditation is valid throughout Europe.

Trainer:  Mary Neilson DipBSoM 

For all enquiries contact Mary Neilson or call: 01227 637129

About Mary: 

I joined the School of Meditation in Holland Park in 1984 where I learnt to practice the Vedic technique of meditation. That first experience of connecting with the silence and stillness that lies deep within all of us was one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. I found that meditation gave me a framework which enabled me to assess and reflect on my lifestyle and make much needed changes. I also discovered that the beauty of meditation practise was not just the sitting in silence for 40 minutes, as part of the sessions at the SoM, but also the way it directed me to be more mindful in day to day living, to truly experience each and every activity of the day and strive to 'just be in the moment'.
In 2013, I enrolled on a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. It reaffirmed the joy and feeling of wellbeing that a mindful way of living brings. I then started to become interested in teaching meditation and found the BSoM. Once again meditation was to change the course of my life. The course was truly inspirational. It is exceptionally well planned and comprehensive and I can honestly say I enjoyed every moment - even the coursework! It was important for me that I found a reputable course which gave me a recognised qualification. The BSoM offer of expert training accredited by The Open College Network South West Region Ltd, (trading as AptEd) with a qualification recognised nationally by the Government agency, OFQUAL. This was exactly what I was looking for. I was extremely proud when I gained my diploma with a distinction. 
I originally trained as a teacher over twenty years ago. My specialist subject and passion is PSHE (Personal Social Health Education). I then went on to become a consultant and trainer working with schools, supporting them to develop a whole school approach to the health and wellbeing of both pupils and staff. For me being a meditation teacher draws on all of the skills and knowledge I have gained over the years as a teacher and trainer and brings me full circle back to meditation.
I was absolutely delighted to be approached by BSoM and be offered the opportunity to train as a trainer and become accredited to teach the Meditation Teacher Training Course (also nationally recognised by OFQUAL  and accredited with Ascentis) and to become the BSoM Centre for the South East. I am really looking forward to sharing my experience and providing training and support to others wishing to become an accredited Meditation Teacher. 

 The course is fully accredited by Ascentis, and has Ofqual recognition. Make it your choice of training provider and join the many BSoM qualified teachers throughout the UK training people in meditation techniques.

'We support dedicated professionals to develop a successful Meditation Teacher business so they can create a life on their terms, without compromising their existing lifestyle.’

Contact Mary on 01227 637129

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The British School of Meditation has been established to train teachers in meditation techniques to meet the growing demand for highly trained and accredited meditation teachers throughout the UK including: the Midlands, South West, Wales, North West, North East, London and the South East.