OUR STORY

Hello! We are Charlotte and Lucy – founders of the School of Mindfulness.

From our first moments of meeting, we have been brought together by a shared passion for mindfulness and a deep desire to support growth in ourselves and others. From conversations and big dreams over fikas in 2017, we have spent the last few years bringing those dreams to light and are incredibly proud and grateful to be able to welcome you to the School of Mindfulness. 

 

Combining our professional pasts of education and design, our vision has always been to create a space (both in-person and on-line) for people to explore the teachings of mindfulness in a warm and welcoming environment. 

 

From our early days of holding courses for friends and families in empty classrooms, conference spaces and living rooms, in 2019 we signed the contract for the beautiful space we now call “home” in Atlas området near St Eriksplan. After spending the next six months doing a lot of painting, plastering and decorating our studio on Völundsgatan became the mindful haven we work from now. We have created a space for people to come and simply be – with themselves and others – whilst practising the wonderful teachings of mindfulness. You are always welcome to come by,

say hello and have some tea; our doors are always open!

 

LUCY HANDLEY

Founder & Mindfulness Teacher

Having worked as a primary school teacher in London for six years, I took the decision to try something new and moved to Stockholm in August 2014; a decision which quickly became the best of my life.

From teaching maths, english, geography, history and a number of other subjects to children I began to shift focus and for the last few years I have been lucky enough to teach mindfulness within schools to children ages 5 to 16. Alongside developing my own personal mindfulness practice I am constantly looking to educate myself and grow my own awareness and understanding. For the last four years I have been committed to a masters programme in teaching mindfulness with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

 

I am incredibly excited to take my journey even further with the School of Mindfulness developing courses for adults, families and business alongside Charlotte. It has been the work of many hours and much love and dedication both personally and professionally and I can’t wait to share it with you all. 

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CHARLOTTE POPE

Founder & Mindfulness Teacher

I am a half-Swede/half-Brit with a 14-year background in Art Direction, UX Design and Marketing. ​During this time I ran my own graphic design company and also held positions within ad agencies and marketing departments. Now I instead get to funnel my creativity and imagination into the School of Mindfulness – both in the creation of our courses and our visuals – work that is truly fulfilling.

It is now 12 years ago since I sat down and meditated for the first time – an experience that shifted my understanding of myself and who I considered myself to be (no biggie). It soon became clear that I wanted to dedicate my professional life to sharing the mindfulness teachings and tools that have had such a huge impact on my own life so in 2015 I became a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, and in 2019 the School of Mindfulness was born. 

 

I am both excited and grateful to have the opportunity to share this truly transformational practice with all you curious and wonderful souls out there.

I teach our 1 Day Foundation courses as well as all of our Workplace workshop.

 

HIRE OUR SPACE

From its inception, we have always wanted the School of Mindfulness to grow to become a shared community for groups and individuals looking to deepen understanding in a range of areas. As such, we warmly welcome you to contact us if you are interested in hiring out our beautiful space in

St Eriksplan.

 

With a total area of 80sqm and a teaching hall of 40sqm there is plenty of room for a variety of classes and events. 

 

If you would like to find out more, please email us at:

contact@schoolofmindfulness.se