Stephen (Nyanaviro) is a mindfulness educator and trainer. He is passionate about creating contexts where people can explore mindfulness and discover how it can assist them to access sustainable wellbeing and generate new and transformative perspectives. Stephen has been involved with mindfulness for over 30 years and began practicing mindfulness meditation while he was completing an honours degree in Eastern religions. He then trained for 13 years as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition under the tutorage of Ven. Ajahn Sumedho.
Stephen facilitates mindfulness programmes in Primary Health Care, prisons, workplaces and the mental health sector. He also offers residential retreats and public courses. Stephen is Director of Mindfulness Training.
Sharda Rogell has been practising and teaching Buddhist insight meditation for over 30 years and is on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California near her home. She has been influenced by many different spiritual teachers, including her root teacher, H. W. L. Poonja, during her many trips to India. Sharda is also a student of A. H. Almaas in the Ridhwan school and is currently practicing with a teacher in the Vajrayana school of Buddhism.