Lecturers & Team

Heather Mason

Founder

Heather Mason is the founder of the Minded Institute. The Institute is a culmination of Heather’s personal and professional work. After years of deep depression...

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Dr Sam Bottrill

Lecturer and supervision lead

Dr Sam Bottrill is studied psychology at University College of London, she is a qualified yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance accredited), Yoga Therapist for Mental...

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Shaura Hall

Lecture and supervision lead

  Shaura Hall is the founder of The Yogologist and creator of the Pilamaya Yoga 220 Hour Teacher Training Course. Shaura trained as a yoga therapist with...

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Silvia Laurenti

Lecturer

Silvia is an HPC Registered Physiotherapist graduated at the University of Brighton in 2007. She has worked extensively in the NHS and private practice...

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Natalia Read

Lecturer

Natalia Read is a GP in South East London.  Natalia is originally from Russia and has nearly 30 years’ experience in paediatrics, A&E, obstetrics...

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Raquel Chinchetru

Lecturer

Raquel Chinchetru is the founder and creative director of Breathing Being, and its work in well-being is guided by her education in psychology, the...

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Shweta Panchal

Lecturer

Shweta Panchal is a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health. She is supervisor and a lecturer at the Minded Institute, an Active Birth Pregnancy Yoga...

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Veena Ugargol

Lecturer

Veena Ugargol is a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health specialising in helping people manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD. Veena also delivers cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)...

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Dr Lana Jackson

Guest Lecturer

Lana is a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health, Mindfulness Teacher and Clinical Psychologist specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.  She currently works with...

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Prof Bangalore N. Gangadhar, MD DSc

Guest Lecturer

Director, Professor of Psychiatry National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India. Prof. Gangadhar has over 30 years of extensive experience in...

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Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Guest Lecturer

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. has conducted research on yoga for physical and psychological health since 2001 and is a practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga...

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Dr. Chris Streeter

Guest Lecturer

Dr. Chris Streeter is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School....

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Charlotte Watts

Guest Lecturer

Charlotte Watts has been lecturing for The Minded Institute since 2013, covering modules on The Digestive System and Nutrition and Yoga to support Mental...

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