Hosshin Ananda has been practicing meditation, yoga and qi gong and for the past 30 years. He is an ordained Dharma teacher, as well as a qualified Yoga teacher through The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, India. He has undertaken mindfulness teacher training in MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) at the Centre for Mindfulness Research at Bangor University in Wales in 2006. He has a long-standing meditation and well-being practice based on Buddhist, Yogic and Daoist philosophy with a keen interest in the scientific understanding emerging about these practices. Hosshin has also trained as a Buddhist Healthcare Chaplain with the Buddhist Society UK.
He has worked in the field of mental health for the past 27 years and taught mindfulness as a complementary therapy in the NHS with a special interest in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery. He has a deep interest in the role of both modern science and ancient eastern approaches to promoting peace and well-being. He is also professionally qualified in organic horticulture and has studied both permaculture design and degree level sustainabilty. He teaches mindfulness meditation for both therapy, personal and spiritual development, drawing upon the wisdom of nature found in all his studies to inform and influence his mindfulness work.
He currently runs the Mindfulness & Compassion for Well Being 4-week course, the Flying Geese Group (not running at present), the Heartmind Sangha and offers One-to-One tuition aimed at uncovering the innate wisdom of the Heartmind: a core energy approach combining scientific insight, Buddhist and spiritual philosophy, qi gong, gentle yoga and mindfulness meditation.