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June Garside

Carol Cripps

Upcoming Courses


Course for 2018- 

Isbourne Centre, 


Course 1 

Places available

February 9th, 10th and 11th

April 14th  & 15th 

The course fee is £990.00 

payable in 3 installments:

£200 upon registration 

and 2 further installments of £395 

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Meditation Teacher Training in The West Midlands based in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Centre
Train as a Meditation Teacher in the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham. The Meditation School started in Cheltenham and now continues to flourish under its trainers, June Garside and Carol Cripps.

Trainer: June Garside
June says: I started meditating in January 2004, the group I joined does silent meditation which sounds simple, but the practice is challenging! Help from the group made my earlier days easier. Soon I started experiencing benefits. I felt calmer in day-to-day situations and coped much better under stress. My focus improved and life flowed better with hurdles easier to deal with. I do the same silent meditation now, and practice daily, usually 30-45 minutes in the evenings. At weekends, I try to do an additional session early in the day, and of course as many day retreats as I can fit in. 

Meditation has brought me so many benefits that I wanted to share them with others. Researching a suitable training course was interesting and I knew the British School of Meditation (BSoM) was the one. The accreditation qualification was and is very important and being a face-to-face training made a real difference to me. The in-depth course provides experience of a variety of meditations, the history of meditation, science of meditation, running a business, preparing and delivering meditation sessions & a talk on meditation! It is an excellent course.

When invited to train as a trainer, I was delighted and honoured. Again the training course is a nationally recognised Ascentis qualification ( I am excited to enable others with this excellent training and on a personal level to facilitate students’ development and growth, to new opportunities and potentially to a new career. I am very excited to be running a British School of Meditation centre and look forward to welcoming our students to a relaxed, open and enriching experience and I will be working with fellow trainer Carol Cripps.

Trainer: Carol Cripps
Carol says: I started to meditate at a friend's suggestion, as at that time I was very stressed and really busy and she thought it would do me some good. The benefits for me are that I can cope much better with everyday stresses and strains and I feel more in control of my life even though I am still as busy.

I practice my meditation every day; once in the morning and once in the evening. Sometimes I have to change the timings during the day. I usually mange about 20 to 30 minutes each practice but occasionally it is slightly shorter but even the shorter times feel beneficial. My usual practice is a mixture of guided meditation, sitting in silence and if I have been having a bad day chanting my heart out then sitting in silence.

When I decided to train to teach people meditation I chose the BSoM, as it was the only company I could find on the internet which offered an accredited certificate; had in-depth coursework and, in my view, I feel as though I have been thoroughly taught and that the certificate is a solid qualification that I am very proud of achieving. I personally learnt a great deal from Helen and Mary and am grateful for the knowledge that they gave me, I am also grateful for the confidence I have gained through studying at the BSoM and the friendship that I have found there.


 Learning to be a meditation trainer through June and Carol has been a delight. Their enthusiasm and knowledge of the practice is such that the 5 days flew by. The ease with which we learnt, and the informal and friendly environment that was created, was credit to them both. Thank you for your much appreciated time and effort. 
  Dr Aman A K Arora

Carol and June are both wonderful teachers, who work really well and in sync with one another. Throughout the whole course I felt fully supported, help and advice always at hand. BSOM will provide you with the necessary tools to teach meditation in a competent and confident manner....It was a pleasure meeting and working with you both, thank you so much for all your support and guidance over the last 4 months. I wish you both all the very best with your BSOM journey and any future endeavours you undertake. Dannie Jenkin, student 2015 

Many thanks to you & Carol as well. 100% what I wanted to get from last 3 days, Rachel :), Student, 7/2015

About This Centre

Birmingham Courses will be held at -


1046 Bristol Road


B29 6LJ

Train as a Meditation Teacher in Birmingham. The Meditation School started in Cheltenham and now will offer courses in Birmingham flourishing under its trainers, June Garside and Carol Cripps.  June and Carol trained as Meditation Teachers with the School and both achieved a distinction. They have trained as Meditation Teacher Trainers and have run courses at the Isbourne Centre, since January 2015.

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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.