Our speakers & workshop leaders include experts in mindfulness, yoga, coaching and wellness practices within the education setting.
Charlotte is a training team leader, supervisor and trainer/consultant within the Training and Development Team at Young Minds. She is a registered social worker with over 20 years’ experience of working with vulnerable children and those who care for them.
Sam Bleakley is a writer, presenter, filmmaker and former multiple European Longboard Champion from Sennen, Cornwall. Sam’s most recent book is Mindfulness & Surfing: reflections for saltwater souls. Sam is a former Senior Lecturer in Cultural Tourism at Falmouth University and now spends his time teaching educational programs, sharing surfing’s potential to inspire positive change.
Andrea is a dedicated educator who has a wealth of experience in diverse contexts. She currently teaches mathematics at Humphry Davy School and yoga to local teenagers. Whilst living in Brazil, Andrea worked with marginalised city youth, as the project coordinator for the NGO Instituto Povo do Mar. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Exeter University and has written about culturally responsive pedagogy, ethical responsibility in education and a pedagogy of unconditional love.
Helen is Founder of Class Yoga, Senior Yoga Teacher and Primary School Teacher. Over the last decade Helen has taught yoga to thousands of children, as well as training teachers and yoga teachers nationally to teach yoga and mindfulness to children. Class Yoga was founded in 2016 to help bring yoga into more schools worldwide.
Vicky is a Wellbeing Coach and Founder of Innate Connection, offering one to one and group coaching for young people.
Charlotta is Founder and Director of the TeenYoga Foundation and has trained thousands of individuals to effectively deliver yoga to teenagers worldwide.
BF Adventure is an Educational Charity based at the stunning Goodygrane Activity Centre in Cornwall. They run a range of supportive programmes for young people, as well as being the perfect spot for school groups, family days out, holiday activities and corporate team building.
Ron is Director of Ron Piper Coaching and Training. Previously Head of English and Assistant Principal, Ron then become Director of the Swindon SCITT, working closely with University of Gloucestershire to deliver PGCE and QTS programmes. Ron is an NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer, holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Coaching and Mentoring from University of Gloucestershire and is an accredited trainer for The National College of Teaching and Leadership. Ron works in both Primary and Secondary settings, coaching teachers to higher levels of performance and train school leaders to develop more effective coaching skill sets.
Annie b. is a local artist and children's author, creating 'art from the heart' for wellbeing. She was inspired by teachings with the Dalai Lama when he answered a question about how we could stop all the terrorism in the world, by replying,
We cannot change the past and what has happened, but we can change the future. Our children are our future and we must teach them of love and compassion Annie b. knew from that moment it was her divine purpose to help teach our children through her stories and creative mindful workshops, the importance of friendship and kindness, love and compassion for themselves and others, as well as the earth we live on, and help them all to feel emotionally balanced and happy with increased self esteem.
Shona is the Founder of the Virtues In Education Training programme, empowering teaching staff to support the growth and understanding of key virtues and character qualities in children and author of Character Education The star awards programme for Primary Schools.
Manager of the Teacher Hub, Development and Training for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), a national, not-for-profit charity for young people and schools. MiSP was established in 2009 to bring the benefits of secular mindfulness to the classroom. Ben was a primary school teacher in Cornwall for 20 years, with over a decade as Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher. Following this, Ben worked as a freelance Mindfulness teacher (children, young people and adults) before joining Mindfulness in Schools Project. Passionate about young people having access to mindfulness, he is looking to develop Mindfulness in schools and colleges across Cornwall.
Bess Revell, Child Yoga Therapist at Pencalenick School; Special Partnership Trust providing specialist education in Cornwall for pupils with complex learning needs.
Bess is a yoga teacher and has completed training with Special Yoga and more recently BPS certified child yoga therapy, trauma informed with Creative Calm in Manchester. Bess has studied Educational Professional Practice and has worked in both mainstream and now special education. She has worked to support vulnerable young people and those with additional needs for over 20 years, within schools, homes, children’s service and charities in London, Australia and Cornwall.
After completing a small-scale study within school, Bess in now able to passionately share yoga to some of our most vulnerable and amazing young people in Cornwall, evidencing that yoga really is for everyone of every ability or disability they may be living with.
Vicki Tremayne, Trauma informed Schools Practitioner at Pencalenick School; Special Partnership Trust providing specialist education in Cornwall for pupils with complex learning needs.
Vicki is a TiS practitioner, parent liaison and a lead on bespoke provision for children and their families at this secondary school in Truro for pupils with additional needs. Vicki is passionate about delivering the TiS approach throughout the school community. Along with promoting emotional wellbeing for children and in their home, school and community life. Engaging children who are not yet classroom ready to embark on building positive relationships and working incrementally on their educational journey.
For the last 25 years Christiaan has worked in education as a teacher and Headteacher. He is the School Lead for The Emotional Logic Centre, a Devon based charity who advise and train school leaders, pupils and families across the UK.
Emotional Logic is used widely in schools nationally and overseas to promote good mental health and build resilience and adaptability.
Through the day we will be hosting several expert panel discussions inviting active participation from all delegates. On the panels we will have Headstart Kernow!, Dr. Tim Cook, Principal at Liskeard Academy, Venetia Mayman, Ofsted Inspector turned Yoga Teacher and Arran Langdon, Primary PE and Wellbeing Lead, Camelford Primary School & Ben Chalwin of MiSP.