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


"I am very impressed with the British School of Meditation’s course, for several reasons. The content of the course was extensive and has given me the ability to go and run meditation courses confidently and with an in depth understanding of all the fundamental aspects of meditation. The professionalism of both the school and the individual teacher was to a very high standard. The school has clearly put a lot of effort into developing a brilliant course and it was delivered in an inspiring, interesting and varied way in terms of teaching methods. Catherine Banks as a teacher is a definite asset to the school and her knowledge, support, encouragement and all round kindness and compassion is a testimonial to what meditation can do for you, she clearly “practices what she preaches” as the saying goes.  I would 100% recommend this course to anyone wishes to learn about meditation, as their ethos, professionalism, passion and knowledge is exemplary" Janice, Student, North West Course 

I attended the British School of Meditation Teacher Training Course with what I thought was a thorough knowledge of mindfulness, meditation techniques and teaching meditation however I was distinctly mistaken! I found this course one of the most valuable I have attended, including over my career as a surgeon. I learned valuable techniques and processes as well as significant background in relation to starting a business. All the teaching was delivered with humility and interspersed with good humour. I cannot recommend this course enough and if you have the opportunity I can recommend Mary wholeheartedly.  Vikas Pandey, Consultant and Clinical Lead in Emergency Surgery West Hertfordshire Hospital NHS Trust

"There are a few people that we meet in the world that leave one feeling truly richer for knowing them. Pauline is such a person. I found the BSOM teacher training course to be varied, extremely interesting and based on sound scientific principles enabling me to feel confident to go out into the world and teach a diverse population about meditation. Pauline is and has been a great support and guide, very caring and genuinely wanting all her students to do well and succeed. I would highly recommend the BSOM teacher training course and Pauline’s supervision to any student who would like to take their practice to the next level, either as a practitioner or like me a teacher of meditation.

Thank you also for a fantastic time. I will never forget the days we shared all together-it has been truly an experience of a lifetime. I have placed my “faith “ pebble on my dressing table with my other crystals and will think of you often and be forever grateful for giving me the confidence , knowledge and skills to teach my passion of meditation". Joanne Mullen

 Thanks so very much for the exceptional BSoM teacher training you delivered! All aspects of the course, from the amazing venue and wonderfully positive atmosphere to the extremely high quality of the teaching and materials, contributed to a wonderful learning experience! The course itself was also very well planned, and I feel ready to offer my services as a meditation teacher, with an array of meditation techniques, good working knowledge of the science behind the health and wellness it brings, an understanding of the history and traditions and excellent advice on how to set up and run my own business! 
I'm truly grateful that you've turned my passion into my profession: thank you from the bottom of my heart! Jo Hemnant student  MTTcourse 

'I thoroughly enjoyed my studies with the British School of Meditation, and found it very useful when starting my own meditation business. The sessions were fun and informative and professionally delivered. I would have no hesitation in recommending their course to anyone interested in teaching meditation.' Kathryn Buxton, BSoM graduate, 

An excellent and comprehensive meditation teaching course that provided all the theoretical, experiential and practical learning I needed to start teaching meditation. Lesson and business planning elements are included and I felt safe and confident with the tutors. A hugely enjoyable and useful course that I would recommend to any experienced meditator wanting to learn how to teach.
Claire Cunden 

I’m so glad I chose to train as a meditation teacher with the British School of Meditation. This really is a course that has thought of everything – I left having gained all the practical skills and theoretical knowledge I needed to confidently teach mediation and I find myself still referring back to the course manuals to this day. The training programme, delivered through both face-to-face training and associated course work, is not only comprehensive and well-structured, but also hugely enjoyable. My trainer, Simon Fry, was professional and knowledgeable, teaching from his extensive personal experience of a meditation practice and running a meditation business. I can’t recommend it highly enough! 

'I am a walking, living, breathing testimony of the power of meditation - it has supported me through the most challenging times of my life. I feel very blessed that I am on my path of truth. Thank you to Mary and Helen for your professional guidance and support. The course was really well structured and provided me with the necessary space to develop and deepen my daily personal practice. What a joy it will be to teach the gift of meditation and to promote its endless benefits for the mind, body and spirit; spreading love, happiness and peace within individuals, communities and throughout the world.' Ann Ward DipBSoM

What an amazing few days. Everything just came together so easily and that is all down to the high level of work you have put into this course. The feedback has been amazing; with people telling me it has been the best course they have ever been on. I feel that I teaching something which is of high quality. So thank you for asking me to be a part of it. Sarah Presley, BSoM Trainer, Bristol Centre. 

Just want to express my appreciation again. Thank you so, so much! This is the best training I've ever attended. Both of you are so kind, patience and supportive! And the energy within the group was so perfect. I learnt so much, not only about meditation but also opened my eyes to the smart thinking and good nature in everyone! Tammy Yick,  

'I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how very much I have enjoyed reading your book. I couldn't put it down, and found myself saying 'Yes, yes, YES!' many times, as your words beautifully encapsulate and convey precisely my own thoughts on meditation. I loved your practical, down to earth approach as well as your compassion and empathy. I think the selection of meditations are fantastic too, and an excellent variety. The CD has been well played here, and my husband has even commented on how relaxing the meditations sound. What an absolute gem of a book - thank you.' Annette Jeffrey

Both of our teachers, Mary and Helen, are good examples of what happens when you bring meditation into your life. They are calm, warm and empathetic teachers. Because they are also grounded, practical, efficient and organised individuals they have been able to realise their dream of creating the British School of Meditation to train good teachers to ensure more people can attend meditation classes.’ Lesley O’Neill



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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.