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Upcoming Courses

Course Dates London 2020:

Please note:

Due to current restrictions regarding Coronavirus dates for course 2  subject to change

Course 2

22nd,23rd,24th July and 17th, 18th September

Fully booked

Course 3

9th 10th 11th September and 29th 30th October

Places available

Course 4 

4th 5th 6th November and 17th, 18th December dates still to be approved by venue



"I chose to teach meditation to be able to share my love of meditation with others and after doing a lot of research I felt that training through the British School of Meditation was a sound decision. Mary is a wonderful, caring, professional and experienced teacher. I enjoyed every aspect of the course with Mary from the venue in London, the pace of the course, course content and most of all, Mary’s style of teaching. Mary helps you feel at ease from the outset, even before attending the course. I’d highly recommend learning to become a meditation teacher through Mary and the British School of Meditation". Justine London course 2 2018


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


 The course fee is £1250 - £250 deposit and then four payments of £250




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.