The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Company is the brainchild of and was founded by Gail Donnan in Ripon, North Yorkshire in 2014.
Gail has 25 years experience of working in the wellbeing industry. She first studied as a holistic therapist in 1995. From 2000-2005 she was National Sales Manager of international skin care brand Environ and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. During that time she looked after over 400 salons, spas and wellness clinics in the UK, Ireland and The Channel Islands of which she gained a wealth of experience in business, marketing and the wellbeing field.
She went on to train as a counsellor in 2006, then became a qualified Teacher and Assessor from 2009 onwards and taught Holistic Therapies in further education for 8 years. Gail has qualifications in Safeguarding and Prevent Duty Guidance plus an enhanced DBS certificate.
She then went on to train as a Meditation Teacher and Mindfulness Practitioner and Coach. She is a also a qualified Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner. Gail lead small Meditation Circles and delivered Mindfulness workshops locally for eighteen months before opening up The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Studios in Ripon in 2016.
You can call in for a free consultation, attend a Meditation class, take part in a Yoga, Qigong or Pilates class, learn more about Reiki and your own healing powers, investigate sound therapy or baby massage, book a wellbeing treatment, chat about wellbeing, attend a workshop or have mindfulness coaching. We specialise in training people within the wellbeing field who perhaps are looking for a life and career they love.
Having taught in this field for 8 years, Gail spearheaded leading the company to become accredited by The Complementary Medical Association to deliver ten professional courses. Mindfulness , Meditation, Indian Head Massage, Holsitic Facial Diploma, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki courses, Baby Massage Instructor Course and Body Massage Diplomas. You can come to train with us to be a Meditation Teacher, study a Diploma in Mindfulness, train as a Massage therapist, Baby Massage Instructor or Reiki practioner.
Gail is passionate about wellbeing and mental health and specialises in a six weeks Mindfulness, Reiki and personal meditation therapy program to combat anxiety, depression, low mood, panic symptoms and inspire change.
The company then expanded in June 2017 to have their very own wellness studio next door. They provide 10 Yoga classes for adults and children. They also offer 6 Pilates classes, Qigong, Baby Massage & Yoga, Rhythm Time, Pregnancy Relaxation classes and Sound Therapy. A clinical Hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner also work from the studios.
2017, saw her becoming an Ambassador for Psychologies Magazine which is a huge accolade in her work of inspiring others. She is an expert on the online platform for magazine subscribers and blogs for the magazine.
The company is also recognised by Drs. Fletcher, Ingram & Partners on North Street, Ripon which displays the company information for patients.
Gail is available for guest speaking on mental health, meditation, wellbeing and mindfulness. She has spoken at The Lighthouse Mental Health charity in Harrogate, the W.I all over Yorkshire and Carers Resource. She has appeared on BBC Look North for her work in schools, has contributed to Spirit & Destiny Magazine December issue on Meditation, been championed by Stillness Magazine and featured in local press for launching Street Wisdom in Ripon. She holds free Mindfulness Indoor and Outdoor workshops for Street Wisdom for people who want to find internal answers. This is a not-for-profit global mindfulness project. She is also the first advocate in the UK for Street Wisdom to hold free family Mindfulness events for children over 9 years.
Gail and her team consult and deliver the professional accredited courses for Corporate and Educational organisations and support staff on how to embed Mindfulness into the curriculum or workplace.
She also coaches on mindfulness & meditation in schools and blogs for different websites including her own The Mindfulspace Blog which has its own facebook page.
New for 2018 is The Retreat, the company have collaborated with Hill Top Farm at Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales. We offer one and two night stays, couples retreats and mid week Mindfulness Retreats. See Retreats page.
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