Looking for some peace of mind? Join our immersive weekend on 8&9 July. 
Teacher trainer

Jake Dartington is a teacher of Insight Meditation and Mindfulness-based Approaches. He began his meditation practice in 1995 and has been teaching at Gaia House retreat centre since 2007 following a three-year teacher training with Christina Feldman. He has also taught many retreats across Europe and works 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 and retreats with organisations including London Insight Meditation, Gaia house, Bodhi College, the European Association for Mindfulness teachers EAMBA and Nottinghamshire NHS Trust. He has a particular specialism in teaching the Buddhist foundations of mindfulness practice. You can find many of his Dharma talks at Dharmaseed.org and watch his free online course on Buddhism via this link.

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.

Jake is the lead teacher for our >mindfulness teacher training and he also leads several retreats per year for Brussels Mindfulness.

Working languages: English

Here you can watch Jake explaining what mindfulness is.

In this video Jake explains how ge got into mindfulness and why he thinks it is helpful in this pandemic.

Jake Dartington