​Our Mission & History

The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Company is the brainchild of and was founded in 2014 by author, freelance writer, presenter, blogger and well-being practitioner Gail Donnan . This community wellness provision for adults and children is also an accredited training school based in Ripon, North Yorkshire.  We offer yoga, Pilates, meditation, well-being workshops, retreats, therapies, events and courses. We also rent out our space to like minded folk and other colleges and training professionals.

Gail's background

Gail holds qualifications in counselling, coaching, mindfulness, meditation, Buddhism, Inner Child therapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Qi gong and holistic therapies. She is a qualified teacher, assessor, IQA , the author of two mental health books and is a Reiki Master Teacher. She is currently studying a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Psychology at Leeds Beckett University and is an ambassador and blogger for Psychologies magazine, part of the writing team for Beauty Despite Cancer and a volunteer guide for global Mindfulness organisation Street Wisdom. She presents live talks and discussions on Inspire Radio and her meditations appear on the meditation and world music hour.  https://www.inspireradio.co.uk/

Having taught holistic therapies for 8 years in further education, Gail spearheaded leading the company to become accredited by The Complementary Medical Association to deliver professional courses in Mental Health First Aid, Mindfulness , Meditation, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Facials, Reiki courses, Deep Tissue/Sports Massage and Body Massage.

Gail is available for guest speaking on mental health and well-being, her work in schools has appeared on BBC Look North, BBC Radio and multiple press articles. Gail is the founder of The Mindfulspace Retreat Company  and she hosts three retreats a year.

The Zen Den

The Zen Den is run by mindfulness practitioner, meditation teacher and children's specialist Kim Barrett who owns Zen Warriors. It is a safe space to support the well-being and mental health of families, children and parents. Kim who is completing a degree in Psychology also runs parental workshops, children's classes and one to one therapy sessions. The Zen Den is available to hire for parties and pamper events for adults and little ones too.