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Dates: 2nd Nov, 9th Nov, 16th Nov, 23rd Nov, 30th Nov and 7th Dec

What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness means “paying attention to one’s body, feelings and thoughts non-judgmentally and with interest and care.” It is a simple, drug free and self empowering way for you to improve your health, resolve relationship conflicts and enable yourself to discard limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety levels by 58% and stress by 40% (Krusche et al, 2013, Oxford University). It also makes you 10% happier and more.

How Mindfulness can help you

  • Foster a feeling of protection and care for individuals

  • Prevention, intervention and protection from stress and depression

  • Stimulate creative initiatives

  • Enhance human potentials

  • Better project success rates

  • Change negative thought habits and increase concentration levels

Class trainers


Karuna Priya and Nitima Priya

  • Karuna: 15 Years being a former Buddhist monk. Chaplain & Buddhist Faith-Advisor to Imperial College London & Royal College of Arts

  • Nitima: 5 years being an integrative counselor & 10 years in Buddhist meditation practice

  • Specialties

    Authentic & highly experienced in mindfulness

  • Qualifications

    Karuna (MA in Buddhist Studies SOAS, London and Nitima (Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from CCTS , London

Course Description

  • The course is a systematic approach to Mindfulness Meditation developed from the early Buddhist discourses on Four Foundations of Mindfulness. It has been developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical School and Dr. Mark Williams of Oxford University with MBSR (Mindfulness based stress reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy).

  • Even though Mindfulness comes from the major wisdom traditions particularly Buddhism, it is universal and non-religious in nature. It is scientific and research-based.


  • Reduce stress and worry

  • Be less anxious, angry and frustrated

  • Improve focus and decision making

  • Sleep better

  • Improve relationships at home and work

  • And become a happier and better you

What you will receive

  • A certificate of attendance from Akanista Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness tools to use on yourself

  • Tools to use on your friends and family

  • Handouts

  • Recordings


  • Mindfulness (theory & practice)

  • Science of mindfulness

  • Postures

  • Guided sitting meditation

  • Silent meditation (with breaks)

  • Yogic exercises

  • Group discussions and sharing (sharing is optional)

  • 1-2-1 personalised support if needed

Why consider attending

  • You will learn new skills to be more present yourself, so you can be present with others (family, work, friends, etc)

  • You will learn to make time for yourself without struggling to find added time

  • We’ll teach you how to use everyday challenges as your perfect vessel for learning, growing and healing

  • Stop going around and around feeling unfulfilled in daily tasks

  • Manage your monkey mind

  • Treat yourself by taking sometime off

  • It can help you be more productive, creative and happy

Things to bring

  • An open mind

  • Wear comfortable and warm clothes

  • Notebook (Optional)

  • Blanket (Optional)

  • Water bottle

Things to know

How long is the course: 6 weeks

How often we meet?: Weekly (19:00 to 20:45)

Who is the course for?: General Public (over 18 years)

Where is the course?: 6 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5DX (4 mins walk from Warren St/Euston Square Stations)

How many people on each course?: Up to 12

How much does the course cost?: £170 (concessions available for senior citizens, unemployed and students upto 25%, please email)


Suzy Greaves, Editor of Psychologies Magazine. “I have been meditating every day since we met Karuna!”

CEO Maia Luxury. “I felt fantastic. So much more grounded and this was a massive lesson in dealing with stressful situations. Karuna has something really special about him.”

Catherine Lambert, Jones Lang LaSalle. “I would highly recommend Karuna and Nitima to people who work with people and in large organizations, dealing with diverse group who are all looking at life from different perspective.”

Nikki Chivers, Choices 4 All. “You provided me with an amazing experience of well-being. The provision of tools enable me to develop a coping strategy. This has been so empowering.”

Natalie Nolte, Sothebys.“Karuna’s teachings were profound and his meditation training was a life changer for me.”

Bhargav Dave, MEC Global. “Akanista mindfulness classes have shown me a simple yet highly effective way of becoming calmer and focused in my day to day life. The recordings that are provided at the end of each class are helping me practise the techniques on a daily basis. All in all, very useful class and I strongly recommend it to anyone who wishes to bring more calmness in their lives”

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