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Mindfulness teacher for open courses and organisations

With a master in comparative literature and anthropology, I started my career as a radio journalist in Paris, working for several international and German public broadcasters. A master in European studies brought me to Brussels, where I have been working in EU affairs ever since.

My first encounter with mindfulness happened as a young working mum, when struggling to keep pace with two small children. My first 8-week course opened a whole world for me. Not only could I find a new approach to everyday challenges and how to handle stress, I also learned to calm down my inner critic and little by little, to be more compassionate towards myself.

In the following years, I never lost sight of mindfulness again, and followed up with several retreats and workshops in mindful parenting, which immediately aroused my interest. After a 2-year mindfulness teacher training course at Brussels Mindfulness completed in August 2020, I took part in a teacher training course on mindful compassionate parenting organised by arbor-Seminare based in Germany.

Living in the south of Brussels with my husband and two children, I enjoy gardening and being in nature, cycling, live performances of all kinds and discovering new places and people. A German citizen, I also speak English, French and Italian.

Silke Lalvani