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The British School of Meditation has been established to meet the growing need for accredited, qualified meditation teachers. Our accreditation is valid throughout Europe.

Mary speaking at the Isbourne Networking Group about the British School of Meditation, January 2018



Meditation Teacher Training Courses from the British School of Meditation with EXTERNAL ACCREDITATION

‘We support dedicated professionals to develop a successful Meditation Teacher business so they can create a life on their terms, without compromising their existing lifestyle.’



The British School of Meditation has been established to train teachers in meditation techniques to meet the growing demand for highly trained and accredited meditation teachers throughout the UK including: the Midlands, South West, Wales, North West, North East, London and the South East.

One of the real benefits of training with the British School of Meditation is that the course is fully externally accredited by Ascentis

The course consists of five days of face to face training at a centre near you. We have seven centres at the moment and will be opening an eighth next year. As well as the training days  you have to complete about 50 hours of written work. The course is a Level Three course, the equivalent of A level standard.

Call Mary Pearson, CEO of BSoM on 01242 530684 for an informal chat or more information - office hours:9-5, Monday-Friday. 

The fee for the course is £1250. This is paid in instalments:  £250.00 deposit when you enrol, followed by four payments of £250.00.







"I am very impressed with the British School of Meditation’s course, for several reasons. The content of the course was extensive and has given me the ability to go and run meditation courses confidently and with an in depth understanding of all the fundamental aspects of meditation. The professionalism of both the school and the individual teacher was to a very high standard. The school has clearly put a lot of effort into developing a brilliant course and it was delivered in an inspiring, interesting and varied way in terms of teaching methods. Catherine Banks as a teacher is a definite asset to the school and her knowledge, support, encouragement and all round kindness and compassion is a testimonial to what meditation can do for you, she clearly “practices what she preaches” as the saying goes. I would 100% recommend this course to anyone wishes to learn about meditation, as their ethos, professionalism, passion and knowledge is exemplary" Janice, Student, North West Course 2019


"There are a few people that we meet in the world that leave one feeling truly richer for knowing them. Pauline is such a person. I found the BSOM teacher training course to be varied, extremely interesting and based on sound scientific principles enabling me to feel confident to go out into the world and teach a diverse population about meditation. Pauline is and has been a great support and guide, very caring and genuinely wanting all her students to do well and succeed. I would highly recommend the BSOM teacher training course and Pauline’s supervision to any student who would like to take their practice to the next level, either as a practitioner or like me a teacher of meditation.Thank you also for a fantastic time. I will never forget the days we shared all together-it has been truly an experience of a lifetime. I have placed my “faith “ pebble on my dressing table with my other crystals and will think of you often and be forever grateful for giving me the confidence , knowledge and skills to teach my passion of meditation". Joanne Mullen. November 2018


Thanks so very much for the exceptional BSoM teacher training you delivered! All aspects of the course, from the amazing venue and wonderfully positive atmosphere to the extremely high quality of the teaching and materials, contributed to a wonderful learning experience! The course itself was also very well planned, and I feel ready to offer my services as a meditation teacher, with an array of meditation techniques, good working knowledge of the science behind the health and wellness it brings, an understanding of the history and traditions and excellent advice on how to set up and run my own business!  I'm truly grateful that you've turned my passion into my profession: thank you from the bottom of my heart! (Jo Hemnant student  MTT course Sept - November 2015).


I’m so glad I chose to train as a meditation teacher with the British School of Meditation. This really is a course that has thought of everything – I left having gained all the practical skills and theoretical knowledge I needed to confidently teach mediation and I find myself still referring back to the course manuals to this day. The training programme, delivered through both face-to-face training and associated course work, is not only comprehensive and well-structured, but also hugely enjoyable. My trainer, Simon Fry, was professional and knowledgeable, teaching from his extensive personal experience of a meditation practice and running a meditation business. I can’t recommend it highly enough! June 2017

'An excellent and comprehensive meditation teaching course that provided all the theoretical, experiential and practical learning I needed to start teaching meditation. Lesson and business planning elements are included and I felt safe and confident with the tutors. A hugely enjoyable and useful course that I would recommend to any experienced meditator wanting to learn how to teach.'  Claire Cunden, BSoM Teacher. 2013



Dr David Hamilton with Helen and Mary on the CPD day March 2018







is this the answer to many of the problems of modern day life? Meditate and be calm could be a mantra for modern day living. Meditation and Mindfulness are becoming more and more popular as people look for ways to become more resilient.

“Suppose you read about a pill that you could take once a day to reduce anxiety and increase your contentment. Would you take it? Suppose further that the pill has a great variety of side effects, all of them good: increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust; it even improves memory. Suppose, finally, that the pill is all natural and costs nothing. Now would you take it? The pill exists. It is meditation.”     The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonanthan Haidt

Stress Management

Learning how to meditate can transform your life and the life of others. Today more and more people are becoming interested in learning how to meditate. Stress is a huge problem in today’s frantic world and one of the best antidotes to stress is to be found in the practice of meditation and mindfulness.

Becoming a Teacher

Do you want to become a meditation teacher?

Meditation teacher training began in November 2011 in Cheltenham at the Isbourne Holistic Centre. On the course you will learn the tools you need to help you on your journey to becoming a meditation teacher. You will be given expert instruction on how to become a meditation teacher from experienced trainers. All trainers have passed a Train the Trainer Course which has external accreditation with Ofqual recognition.

Course Content

Want to teach meditation? On this five day face to face training course you will learn how to teach meditation. The course consists of five units covering all aspects of becoming a meditation teacher.

Unit One studies the benefits of meditation
Unit Two looks at the scientific evidence to support the benefits of a daily meditation practice
Unit Three looks at types and techniques of meditation including mindfulness
Unit Four asks students to demonstrate their ability to lead a meditation session and give a talk about the benefits of meditation
Unit Five looks at how students can develop a meditation business

In addition to the training days students are asked to submit several pieces of written work to qualify for their certificate. Please note there is about 50 hours of written work to be completed.

Train with BSoM

Meditation teacher training courses with the British School of Meditation will help you to become fully equipped to teach your own meditation courses. Mary Pearson and Helen Galpin, the course directors, have years of experience in teaching meditation courses.

This exciting course has been developed with you in mind, providing you with expert training accredited by Ascentis. This qualification is recognised nationally by the Government agency, OFQUAL.

Get in touch now and begin your journey to become an accredited meditation teacher .

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The British School of Meditation has been established to train teachers in meditation techniques to meet the growing demand for highly trained and accredited meditation teachers throughout the UK including: the Midlands, South West, Wales, North West, North East, London and the South East.