Mindful Life

Skills to effectively manage stress and help you lead a more fulfilling life



All our courses are led or supervised by Dean Wooding, former Director of the North London Buddhist Centre in the UK and Sudarshanloka Retreat Centre in New Zealand.

Through decades of training, he has achieved a deep understanding of eastern and western psychological models. He is passionate about secular mindfulness and is particularly interested in helping people suffering from workplace stress. He has also written about his experiences of mindful parenting.

Dean has a Post Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from the Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK – an internationally recognised centre of excellence in mindfulness training.

Dean began teaching MBSR in Sydney in February 2013. He relocated to the Central Coast in September 2014. In addition to his open-to-the-public courses, Dean has taught MBSR to staff at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, in Bridge Street, Sydney.

In August 2016, Dean became an associate with Openground, and in August 2017 a trainer with HeadRest.

Dean came to Australia with his family in 2012 and works as a mindfulness trainer and town planner.


“Thank your for sharing your knowledge of mindfulness with us in such a kind and compassionate manner”

Dr Julia Bowman, School of Science and Health,  University of Western Sydney.