Mindfulness on the water

The peace and pace of canal dwelling goes hand-in-hand with mindfulness. Together they can have a profound impact on our sense of well-being. Research commissioned by the Canal and River Trust (from Simetrica) shows that spending just one hour or more by a waterway is strongly associated with "happiness in the moment"

Our Saloon provides a tuition and practice space that is ideal for small groups (up to ten). This is something I was keen to build into the design from the outset. As a Mindfulness teacher I wanted somewhere I could offer tuition myself and provide a space where others could come to practice or teach.

Close to water and nature, Fiodra creates an intimate space. Somewhere you can deepen connections with yourself and the environment.

If you are interested in visiting Fiodra to practice or teach please let me know

"Barge Fiodra is marvellous vessel with true hospitality; a calm quiet place in which to learn and practice. (Helen)

Mindfulness for businesses and organisations on the waterways

Many organisations and companies now recognise the value of mindfulness training for their staff and for themselves. Its now accepted that stress and poor communication impact on the well-being of staff as well as the performance of the organisation.

Research is beginning to show clear links between mindfulness and improved faculties such as: resilience, communication, creativity and the management of complexity and change.


We understand that every workplace is different and that motivation varies and may need focus. We will work with you to design an programme that suits your organisation and the staff/participants. This might include some of the following:

  • A free initial advisory discussion
  • Taster sessions for staff
  • 4, 6, or 8 week courses for staff/leaders onsite or online
  • 1 to 1 sessions
  • Online facilitated groups
  • Telephone support
  • Ongoing support sessions
  • Evaluations

Past and current clients include:

DEFRA (UK Gov), Cancer Research UK, AS Mentoring Ltd, The National Autistic Society, Arthritis Care, Radlett Lodge Special School, Autism Accreditation, BetKnowMore, The BARTS Charity, Queen Mary University (London), Social Search Global.

About Bob

I am an experienced meditation teacher with over 25 years of personal practice. Trained to teach MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. For more information about my mindfulness teaching partnership visit www.mindfulinthecity.co.uk

"We were sat around the wood burning stove and Bob guided us through an introduction to mindfulness. We were seven participants and only two of us had any meditation experience. Bob was clear and reassuring and took us through a varied range of short mindfulness exercises with feedback in-between. The whole session was engaging and I felt I got something valuable out of it. I think all the participants did. I will definitely continue whenever I can. (Beatrix R)

"I would just like to say that I have found Bob’s classes absolutely excellent. Really fulfilling, energising and thought provoking" (Ben - Cancer Research)

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