Creative Director and Co-Founder

Vidyamala began teaching her mindfulness approach for managing pain and illness following her own personal experience living with health challenges. At age 23, she sustained spinal injuries that required multiple surgeries and left her with partial paraplegia and chronic pain. She began to explore mindfulness and meditation as a way to manage her pain and found the results to be life changing and transformative. 

Vidyamala’s list of accolades includes an OBE for services to Wellbeing and Pain Management, announced in the Jubilee Honours List in June 2022. She has been awarded an honorary membership from The British Pain Society for her outstanding work for the alleviation of pain, and named on the Shaw Trust Power List’s award as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK for four years running. 

She is the author of Living Well with Pain and Illness (2008), Mindfulness for Health (2013), and Mindfulness for Women (2016). Mindfulness for Health was awarded first prize in Popular Medicine in the British Medical Association Books Awards in 2014, and was named the best self-help book in its category by health professionals in the UK’s Reading Well Scheme. 

Vidyamala offers wise and kind guidance and through her work hopes to pass on the tools that have helped her reclaim a full, happy and meaningful life.