Living Well with Kindness Online Event

The Living Well with Kindness Event, took place on 5th of March 2022, brought to you by the founders of MindfulnessUK and Anahata Yoga Centre.

This new and unique event brings together a wide range of experienced mindfulness and yoga therapy teachers and inspiring speakers, providing a number of insightful and supportive talks, practices, expert panel discussions and Q&A sessions throughout the day.

There has never been a time that necessitated kindness on a deeper internal and external level, in all areas of life. Kindness to ourselves, to those around us who perhaps share different views and values, and to the whole world.

To purchase a copy of the recording please press this button:

Why attend Living Well with Kindness?

Led by experienced and compassionate teachers, authors, and professionals from within the fields of mindfulness, yoga, psychology and neuroscience, each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge and lived experience to each segment of the day:

 Times are GMT.

  • 09.30-11.15: Suffering and its effects and causes.
  • 11.40-13.00: Taking care of yourself.
  • 14.00-15.30: Taking care of others.
  • 15.50-17.00: Taking care of the world and society around us.

We invite anyone who wants to develop a kinder relationship with themselves, their family and the wider community or anyone who may be considering post pandemic how they can better support a kinder relationship within the global community.

What do I receive within my ticket price?

The Living Well with Kindness Event is live but will also be recorded.  You can attend the whole day, parts of the day, or catch up on the whole day at your convenience.

Your ticket not only includes entry for the whole day but also lifetime access to a recording of the event, and ongoing support in the form of a regular newsletter with extra practises, blogs, and articles post event, supplied by the team of experts at LWK.

We want to bring more kindness on a deeper level, in all areas of life, and this event is an opportunity to enhance our overall wellbeing in our body, heart and mind, enabling us all to flourish.


The Living Well with Kindness Event is brought to you by:

Karen Atkinson


Karen is the Co-founder and Senior Partner of MindfulnessUK, an author, a trustee of the British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA), a teacher and trainer of mindfulness and compassion skills and practices, and a Bangor trained supervisor of mindfulness teachers.

Karen has been teaching mindful movement and meditation for over 30 years, and recently published ‘Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice’.  It is fair to say that she takes the greatest pride in having used her unique position to develop the Integrated Mindfulness and Compassion Qualification, a ground-breaking qualification and the first of its kind in the market. As a highly respected, extremely experienced, and well-trained mindfulness teacher with a warm, intuitive, friendly, and professional manner, Karen’s mission is to bring this enhanced enjoyment of life to as many people as possible.

Dawn Lister


Dawn Lister is a Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, Retreat Leader and Cranial Sacral Therapist. She has taught for 28 years and is passionate about encouraging people to live intentionally and with compassion. 

She is co-founder of Anahata Yoga and The Dawn Lister Therapy Centre both based in Essex, UK. 


  • CPCAB Level 4
  • CST 11 Cranial Sacral Therapy Upledger
  • IYN (T)

Daniel Groom


Daniel Groom is a talented and experienced yoga teacher and C-IAYT and CNHC registered yoga therapist, who has been practising a wide range of yoga styles since the year 2000.

He has great passion in sharing his knowledge with students and believes whole heartedly Yoga can help people to achieve their ultimate life desires.

He also offers support mentoring new and established Yoga Teachers and is a Supervisor on the Yoga Campus Yoga Therapy Diploma. Daniel is dedicated to continuing his studies with mentor Lisa Kaley Isley.

Daniel founded the Southend LGBT+ Yoga and Wellbeing Group in association with Southend-on-Sea Pride which offers a monthly get together for LGBTQIA+ people and is active in the promotion of LGBTQIA+ rights in the UK.


Dr Lisa Kaley-Isley


Dr Lisa Kaley-Isley is a dedicated yoga practitioner and experienced yoga teacher in the Sri Vidya tradition of the Himalayan Institute as taught by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, and Rod Stryker.  She is a clinical psychologist and yoga therapist who integrates the wisdom and techniques of both eastern and western philosophy and psychology to understand the human condition, alleviate suffering, and promote holistic growth and transformation.  

Christopher Gladwell

(Per, Pers, Per)

Christopher is an accomplished international teacher in breathwork, meditation and MahaYoga, and the founder of Embody Evolve. Still learning, still a beginner, after over forty years of depth practice in yoga, meditation and conscious breathwork, dance, Tantra, mindfulness and more. He is also the author of fourteen books on contemporary yoga psychology and related subjects.

Gabi Parkham


Gabi (she/her) has been practicing yoga since childhood. Since coming out as bisexual aged 18, Gabi has been an active LGBTQIA+ equity educator and consultant. She leads workshops for yoga teachers about making yoga and wellbeing spaces more welcoming for LGBT+ communities and last year ran a 6-month mentoring programme for LGBTQIA+ yoga teachers.

Dr Nicole Schnackenberg


Nicole is a mother; a child, community and educational psychologist; and certified as both a Hatha and Kundalini yoga teacher. She has undertaken varied training in yoga therapy and is a facilitator of the Eat Breathe Thrive yoga programme for food and body image struggles.

Dr Trudi Edington


Dr Trudi Edginton is a Clinical Psychologist, CBT therapist, EMDR and Mindfulness practitioner with lecturing and research expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology assessment and compassion-focused interventions. Trudi started her professional career as a nurse before completing her Psychology degree and PhD at the University of Sussex exploring cognitive decline in ageing and Alzheimer’s disease. Trudi is the Head of the Psychology Department, at City University, of London and the Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence in Mindfulness Research at City, University of London.

James Chapman


James Chapman is a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher with 17 years experience.  He has a special interest in mental health and addiction, is a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Instructor Member and has worked with some of the leading charities and rehab clinics in this field.  James has a long association with Triyoga where he teaches yoga for mental health.  He is also an anti-racism activist and is on the faculty of Yogacampus where he teaches a module on race, ethnicity & yoga.

Suzanne Alderson

(She / Her)

Suzanne Alderson is the founder of Parenting Mental Health, a global community and UK charity that supports, skills and empowers over 25,000 parents of young people with mental health issues as they navigate the practical and emotional impacts on themselves, their families and their lives.

Suzanne is also a regular speaker and media contributor on how to parent through poor mental health as well as adolescent mental health and its impacts on families, is a Zinc VC Mental Health Fellow and was named Digital Mother of the Year 2020.

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli


Uma met yoga in 1969, at the age of four, and fell in love. She’s been practicing ever since, and teaching yoga since 1994.

A yoga therapist with special expertise in yoga therapy for women’s health, Uma is a mother of three, and has written four books on yoga for women, including the massive Yoni Shakti now in it’s fourth printing and updated.

Uma is co-founder of the Yoga Nidra Network and has developed Total Yoga Nidra, Wild Nidra and Nidra Shakti: radical creative and intuitive approaches to sharing yoga nidra.

Dr Caroline Hoffman OAM


Caroline has a PhD in Mindfulness from the University of Southampton. She started teaching mindfulness to NHS staff and people with cancer 2001 and then trained to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts in 2004. Caroline has taught MBSR in health care settings ever since.

Caroline was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2014 for services to people with breast cancer.

Ellie Sorrell


BSc, PGdip, PhD, PsychD (Clinical)

Ellie has worked as a psychologist in NHS and private settings since 2003. Over her career, Ellie has worked with adults experiencing psychological distress in a range of care settings. She has been struck by the role of self-criticism and judgement in maintaining psychological suffering, and brings this understanding to her therapeutic work which often includes a focus on developing self compassion.

Purchase Recording

Everyone is welcome at this event and our intention is to make it accessible to all.

To reflect this, we have a range of prices for you to choose from, depending on your own personal circumstances.

Benefactor £99.00 – For those able to pay the full ticket price.

Sustainer £70.00 – For those who may be training, studying or on a lower income.

Community £10.00 – For those on a low or little income in need of financial support.

We also have an option to make a donation which will help support the running of this event and allow for others on a low or no income to participate. Please be generous if you are able to.

This event was fully recorded and can be purchased by clicking the button below.


I can’t attend live, can I receive the recording?

Yes – all sessions will be recorded and sent to all participants after the event. Regardless of if you attend one, all or are unable to be there on the day. You will have lifetime access to these recordings.

How do I access the event?

The event will be hosted on Zoom. Please download the Zoom app ahead of the conference. The link to attend the event will be emailed to you on Friday the 4th of March 2022 to the email address used to purchase your ticket.

I am planning to attend the event live but will also want the recording, how will I get it?

A link to the recording of the event will be emailed to you at the email address used to purchase your ticket.  This will likely be a few days after the event.

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Is there a Living Well With Kindness mailing list?
Yes. Sign up to our LWK email mailing list via this link

Anahata Yoga Centre

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation.

We offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of our teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom are founders of the centre and are genuine advocates of supporting people’s mental health within the community.


MindfulnessUK provide online mindfulness and compassion training courses so that you can learn and develop your mindfulness career wherever you are in the world.

Whether you are starting out, you are keen to learn how to teach others or you are a mindfulness teacher who wants to develop their skills further we use different learning materials and methods so that every mindfulness course is comprehensive, motivational and gives you the tools you need.  Our friendly team will support you throughout your chosen training pathway.

Karen Atkinson the Founder and Senior Partner of MindfulnessUK is a respected and regulated mindfulness and compassion and yoga therapy teacher, with over 30 years experience.