Helen Everleigh

Helen is a qualified Mindfulness for Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher (based on the MBSR curriculum as defined by University of Massachusetts Centre For Mindfulness). She studied at Mindful Academy Solterreno (Spain) & has taught MBSR based courses in healthcare centres, workplaces & community settings. She has also studied Trauma-Informed Mindfulness with xx, and is a certified xx.

Helen is fascinated by the emerging neuroscience & the synthesis between this & the ancient spiritual practices. She has spent much of the last 20 years studying, practicing & sharing learnings from both of these ‘traditions’.

​On the spiritual side, her first taste of both mindfulness & loving kindness was from the forest monks in Thailand. She has since studied with schools including Shambhala & Insight meditation. She has also attended several vipassana courses & is a qualified yoga teacher.

​On the science side, Helen studied ‘Happiness & Positive Psychology’ at RMIT University (Melbourne). She established Action for Happiness Australia, where she led their courses & organised events with global neuroscientists & wellbeing practitioners.

​She now lives in Auroville where she explores (on a daily basis) how the yogic inner journey of discovery & awakening can be integrated into all aspects of life.

Helen is also a trained facilitator, having led many community processes. She also holds a BA in Social Policy and an MA in Urban Regeneration.

  • Spoken Language – English


  • Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher – completed TT1 & TT2 with Mindful Academy Solterreno)
  • Certificate in Foundations of Trauma-informed Mindfulness with Mindfulness Exercises (internationally accredited with CPD & International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance).
  • Certificate in Happiness and Positive Psychology (High Distinction) from RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Certificate Course in Yoga Education (First Class Distinction) – with Yoga Vidhya Gurukul