Meditation Teacher Training in London 

Meditation teacher training courses in London with trainer Mary Neilson DipBSoM

Course Location

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

Course Costs

The fee for the course is £1250.
This is paid in installments: £250.00 deposit when you enroll, followed by four payments of £250.00.

Contact Information 

For all enquiries contact Mary Neilson or call: 01227 637129

Courses running throughout the year

The British School of Meditation run meditation teacher training courses throughout the year all around the country. See below for course dates in London

In Person Course
Course MN212 - May & July

Part 1 - 26th, 27th, 28th May

Part 2 - 15th, 16th July

Online Course
Course - MN213 - July & Aug

Part 1 - 9th, 10th, 11th July

Part 2 - 21st, 22nd August

In Person course
Course MN214 - Sept & Oct

Part 1 - 8th, 9th, 10th September

Part 2 - 28th, 29th October

Meet your Trainer ...


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 much needed 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 how 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 reminded me of 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 Ascentis, with a qualification recognised nationally by the Government agency, OFQUAL, was exactly what I was looking for. I was extremely proud when I gained by 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 and in achieving Healthy Schools accreditation.

For me being a meditation teacher pulled all of the skills and knowledge I have gained over the years as a teacher and trainer which brought me full circle back to meditation. I am really looking forward to sharing my experience and providing training and support to those wishing to become an accredited Meditation Teacher.

The South East courses are offered from our home just outside Herne Bay, 4 miles east of Whitstable along the coast, and 9 miles from Canterbury. The Old Cottage is a grade 11 listed building and an historic building of Kent, dating back to the very early 1600s. The cottage has a number of original features, and an extension that was built on in the 1920s which includes the sun room we use for our courses. The sun room opens on to the garden, extending the space and benefitting from the big skies and beautiful light and air you find in this part of the country. The sea is about 500 metres down the road, and the sunsets are well worth waiting for. If you wish to stay overnight we can recommend a number of places to stay, visit and eat.


I had a very good experience with Mary at the British School of Meditation. Her classes are warm, welcoming, friendly, interactive and very enjoyable. She offers a great learning environment to do this qualification and also provides the remote support needed for completing the coursework at home to a high very high standard. I found the venue in London to be very well situated, very easy to get to via public transport, a very nice, clean, pleasant and safe place to be with ideal facilities. During the course some personal problems came up as they do and Mary was extremely positive and supportive regarding my situation which gave me great confidence in continuing with the qualification of which I completed with Distinction so I am very grateful. If you would like to do your qualification with an open minded and genuinely kind hearted individual then Mary is your Tutor. Thanks Mary, Michael Armstrong student 2019

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.

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