Bridgeen is a pioneer of mindfulness and mindful self-compassion classes for the general public in Northern Ireland, she started teaching mindfulness in 2007. She has a Masters in Mindfulness Based Approaches (Msc) from Bangor University, Wales. She is an accredited and trained Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, a qualified yoga teacher (YFNI) and big supporter of the slow down movement. You can watch her 2014 TEDx talk here.
Bridgeen follows all the good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers, you can see her official Be Mindful listing here. She is also a member of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations and the Mindfulness Teachers Association Ireland (MTAI). Bridgeen is also a qualified mindfulness supervisor.
A proud member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing with the dharma name: True Profound Happiness. She has studied extensively with the international Plum Village mindfulness community since first visiting in July 2005.
Bridgeen has been Centra’s Mindfulness Ambassador since 2017 and an associate trainer for the HSC. She lead the Action for Happiness course ‘Exploring What Matters’ a first for Northern Ireland, in summer 2018.
Bridgeen has an MBA and a BSc in Communications, Advertising and Marketing. Bridgeen’s venture into holistic business began in 2005 when she began teaching yoga. Immeasurable Minds was originally a part-time business but she gave up her Civil Service job and went full-time in January 2014. She got married in 2017 and added Kaya to her surname to honour her lovely husband.
Her personal motto is “There’s no need to run, strive or struggle: just be.’
Since COVID-19 her courses are now available online and you listen to her meditations on the Insight Timer app.