Jake Dartington is a teacher of Insight Meditation and Mindfulness-based Approaches. He began his meditation practice in 1995 and has taught at Gaia House retreat centre since 2007 following a three-year teacher training with Christina Feldman. He has also taught retreats in Finland and Denmark and worked as a mentor on the mindfulness teacher training led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

In 2012, he began to teach eight-week mindfulness courses and has trained to deliver MBSR and MBCT with Bangor University (TTR 1 and 2). He is registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations.

As well as running his own courses in Nottingham, Jake leads workshops with organisations including London Insight Meditation, Bodhi College and Nottinghamshire NHS Trust. He has a particular specialism in teaching the Buddhist foundations of mindfulness practice.

Before becoming a full-time mindfulness teacher, Jake spent thirteen years teaching Philosophy and Religious Studies at Bilborough College in Nottingham. He has a B.A in Social Sciences, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, Masters degrees in Philosophy and Buddhist Studies, and a Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling.


Working languages: English