Claire Brejcha

I have been teaching MBCT and MBSR Courses since 2007. My background training is via Exeter University where I had the opportunity to be a therapist in the PREVENT research trial, as well as supervise and assess students.

I have taught mindfulness in many settings, including schools, mental health units and universities. In more recent years I have been teaching MBSR on a one-to-one basis for the Mindfulness Network.

I have been engaged in the practices of insight meditation, embodied movement and breath work since 2002. And more recently I have embarked on the MBCL Teacher Training with Erik Van den Brink and the MBCT-L Training.

I run regular classes, retreats and workshops – both in Devon where I live, and also online.

My passion is supporting people through yoga, mindfulness and self-compassion to come into a kinder, wiser more loving relationship with their whole selves, so they can enjoy more freedom, joy and fulfilment in their lives.



  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training via Exeter University. And many other courses required for the development of mindfulness teaching and supervision.
  • MBI-TAC Assessor for CMRP, Bangor University
  • Karuna Institute Foundation Training in Craniosacral Therapy
  • Diploma in Yoga Teaching with Devon School of Yoga
  • Diploma in Yoga Teaching (Scaravelli-Inspired) with Bill Wood, Devon
  • Senior Occupational Therapist at North Devon District Hospital Mental Health Unit
  • Yoga Teacher Training for Children, Yoga Bugs, London
  • MSc. Occupational Therapy at University of Brighton
  • BSc. Psychology at University College London


Teaching-Training Specialisms

  • MBSR for general populations
  • MBSR – 1-2-1
  • MBCT for Depression
  • Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L)
  • Embodied Movement


Personal Practice

I have had a personal practice since 2002. My inner search led me towards Buddhism and Yoga. Since then I have committed to a daily practice that includes embodied movement, mindfulness meditation and compassion practices. During this time I have drawn much inspiration from being part of ongoing study groups including the Diamond Approach and other mindfulness-influenced groups such as Movement Of Being. I attend retreats each year and also draw much daily inspiration and richness for my practice in being a mother to my two children.


Research Activities

  • MBCT Therapist in the PREVENT research trial at Exeter University comparing the effectiveness of MBCT with anti-depressant medication – 2009
  • Part of a research trial at Exeter University studying self-compassion and its role in relapse prevention.

Further information

Claire’s website –