Joan has been practicing mindfulness since 2005 and was inspired to teach from the incredible transformation she experienced in her own life.

She has been teaching intensively since 2017 and is based in the west coast of Ireland. She is the founding teacher of Heart Space and teaches both the MBLC and CBLC throughout the year. She works with a wide range of community groups such as the Mayo Recovery College, Mental Health Ireland, Narcotics Anonymous, Mayo Drug & Alcohol Support Group and many others.

She works extensively with The Sanctuary, a mindfulness and meditation center based in Dublin that offers mindfulness courses and professional development to the general public as well as to health and social care workers in Ireland. . She is a tutor on The Sanctuary’s being present, responding with compassion and teaching skills courses and is a frequent contributor to their weekly online drop in sessions.

Joan trained to supervise mindfulness teachers with the Mindfulness Association and is happy to provide both one-to-one and group supervision.

She is devoted to the practice of meditation and is eager to share the benefits of compassion based mindfulness. She teaches mindfulness full time.