Megan Layton

MBSR and yoga teacher

Megan Layton is the Director of Simply Mindful and an experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Yoga and Meditation teacher and Mental Health Social Worker working with individuals and groups to help them thrive. view more…

Leonie Farrant

Senior MBSR teacher

Leonie was first a participant in the MBSR program in 2004 at a time when she needed to learn how to reduce stress in her life after diagnosis of advanced breast cancer. view more…

Trevor Heldt

MBSR teacher

Trevor did his first MBSR course with Simply Mindful in 2006 and since then has attended numerous graduate practice groups and Cultivating Mindfulness courses. view more…

Carmel Jean Seymour

Volunteer coordinator

MBSR teacher

Carmel attended her first MBSR course in 2007 on the recommendation of a friend. view more…

Our commitment to excellent teaching

Simply Mindful is committed to presenting the MBSR program closely reflecting the curriculum developed by the founder of the program Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, and as taught at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) and University of Massachussetts. Sue Hays has trained with the CFM and maintains close links with the Center.

The CFM recommends a sequence for MBSR teacher training involving foundational training, initial teaching, advanced training and certification.  You can view the CFM recommended pathway for training to teach MBSR here.

At Simply Mindful each of the teachers is following the CFM’s intensive sequence of training. In addition, we participate in professional supervision with mindfulness teacher colleagues and regularly attend extended silent retreats in order to deepen our own meditation practice.




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