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Upcoming Courses

2019 Upcoming Course Dates 

Part 1 – Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd September 

Part 2 – Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th November 


2020 Course Dates

Course 1

Part 1 - Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th January

Part 2 - Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd March

Course 2

Part 1 - Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th April

Part 2 - Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th June

Course 3

Part 1- Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th May, 

Part 2 - Friday 4th, Saturday 5th July

Course 4

Part 1 - Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th September

Part 2 - Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th November

The course fee is £990; £200 deposit, followed by 2 payments of £395

Venue Details

The course will take place at:
The Divine Hub,
Didsbury Village.

The venue is a lovely quiet, calm space situated in a residential area in the heart of Didsbury Village, just outside of Manchester city centre. The venue has its own small private garden and we will have use of the full venue throughout the course. Didsbury village contains an array of shops, cafes, boutique shops and beautiful parks and gardens.

If you are planning on staying over in Didsbury during the course, there are a number of hotels close by including The Premier Inn and Didsbury House Hotel, both of which are just a short walk away.

Didsbury Village tram stop is a 5 minute walk away from the venue. If arriving into Manchester city centre, trams can be taken from the centre of Manchester Piccadilly train station. The venue can also be easily accessed by bus and there is parking nearby.

Further details on accommodation and transport links can be provided on request prior to starting the course.

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided each day, however you will need to make your own lunch arrangements. There are many shops and cafes close by. Please contact Catherine on 07958508035, or email

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.

Meditation Teacher Trainer Course

Catherine Banks, Manchester, North West (Based in Didsbury, South Manchester)

About Catherine:

I discovered meditation properly whilst travelling alone in Asia. I was going through quite a difficult time in my life and decided to visit various monasteries in Cambodia, where I learned Vipassana meditation. I deepened my knowledge by practising alongside Buddhist monks at a forest monastery in Thailand, where I delved into the practice of meditation in general and the art of silence, committing to a 10 day silent retreat. On return to the UK, I continued my own daily meditation practice and began to learn different styles of meditation. I have since committed to a regular daily practice of 20 minutes per day and ensure that I attend retreats when I can.

My daily meditation practice has helped me to help cope with severe grief and associated anxiety and depression, as well as a variety of other huge benefits. Meditation has most definitely been a wonderful gift for me, changing my life for the better in so many wonderful ways. For me, meditation is not just a practice, it’s a way of life.

After training with the British School of Meditation in 2015 and receiving my externally accredited qualification, I began my own business as a meditation teacher and holistic therapist. I have since also obtained a diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Over the years, I have worked with various clients, both private and corporate. With a background in law, I have been able to utilise my skills to help those suffering from stress in the workplace, as I have first-hand knowledge of how meditation can help in coping with high pressure at work. My work as a meditation teacher has also allowed me to work within hospices, teaching meditation techniques to patients and staff and with various charities, including Barnardos UK.

Since becoming a meditation teacher with the British School of Meditation, I can honestly say that I have now found my passion in life, being able to share the gift of meditation with others is such a blessing. Now, as a trainer for the school, my aim is to help others to do the same; to follow their own passion in teaching meditation and share this gift further. As the teacher training course is externally accredited by Ofqual, enrolling on this course is definitely the best option for those wishing to teach meditation as a skill to others. The course allows you to delve into the theory behind meditation as well as the practicalities, helping you to become the best teacher you can be. Becoming part of the British School of Meditation will also be an invaluable support network along your journey. I am so grateful to be able to teach the BSoM course within the North West region.

Contact Us

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.