Our mission & history
The Mindfulspace Wellbeing Company is the brainchild of and was founded by author, freelance writer, blogger and well-being Practitioner Gail Donnan in 2014. It is a community wellness provision for adults and children, accredited training school and based in Ripon in North Yorkshire. It has 12 professional instructors and practitioners offering a wide range of classes, therapies, workshops, events and courses.
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 and Reiki Master Teacher. She 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. Her meditations also appear weekly on the digital radio station - Inspire Radio.
Having taught holistic therapies for 8 years, 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, Holsitic Facial Diploma, Reiki courses, Deep Tissue/Sports Massage, and Body Massage Diplomas. The company then expanded in June 2017 to have their second wellness studio next door more offering yoga, Pilates, Rhythm Time, Sound therapy events, workshops and The Zen Den for families.
Gail is available for guest speaking on mental health and well-being, her work in schools has appeared on BBC Look North and multiple press articles. Gail is the founder of The Mindfulspace Retreat Company and she hosts three retreats a year - her
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 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.