Jake loves to draw on classical and contemporary approaches to teaching mindfulness and compassion. He began to practice meditation in 1995 and trained as a dharma teacher with Christina Feldman, the co-founder of Gaia House retreat centre, before beginning to teach in 2007.
Jake completed a Masters in Mindfulness at Bangor University and is certified to teach MBSR and MBCT. A former college teacher, he also has a background in Philosophy and Buddhist Studies.
Jake teaches retreats and courses for organizations including Bodhi College, Gaia House, London Insight, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and Brussels Mindfulness. He also trains mindfulness teachers and is a mentor on the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification Program taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
Jake lives with his wife in Nottingham, England, where she runs a yoga studio.