Mindfulness and me

I walk the walk when it comes to mindfulness. It has been an integral part of my life for many years. I’ve been lucky enough to spend months learning and practicing meditation in Dharamsala, India and to live in Plum Village, France a world-renowned Mindfulness Practice Center for a year and a half.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Pema Chodron are all strong influences on the way I teach. My mission is to make mindfulness accessible and enjoyable for everyone. To find ways that any person can bring mindfulness into their lives.

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Karim Manji

My approach is....

Holistic – I don’t see mindfulness as simply a tool to achieve a goal, rather than a way to approach life, I share mindfulness in this context.

Embodied – I feel the best way to share mindfulness with others through the embodiment that comes from a sustained daily practice. Bringing mindfulness into my own life each day is very important to me.

Communal – To sustain our mindfulness practice we need to feel the support of others who are making a similar decision. I feel it is important to create the conditions necessary for mindful communities to thrive.

Inclusive – I feel mindfulness should be available to everybody. So I will do my best to ensure everyone can access the services offered by Fully Here.

Responsive – Each person and each group has different needs and requires an appropriate approach to bringing mindfulness into their lives.

My qualifications and experience

  • PGCE in Secondary Education and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Mindful Schools Curriculum Training
  • Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme Training
  • Facilitator and care-taking team member for Wake Up London, a thriving mindfulness group for young people in central London.
  • 18 months living and learning mindfulness in Plum Village, a residential mindfulness practice community and home of renowned meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Attended meditation teachings with respected teachers such as Jon Kabat Zinn, Tara Brach, Martine Batchelor, Stephen Batchelor, Daniel Goleman The Dalai Lama, Mathieu Ricard and Tenzin Palmo

What others say

“Karim is an experienced mindfulness facilitator who leads mindfulness practices with deep awareness and presence. He brings compassion and integrity (and occasional puns) to his teaching. I would highly recommend him.”
H.

“I’ve known Karim for a few years and have always appreciated how he shares his practice with depth and sincerity, and also kindness and humour. He always takes great care when explaining mindfulness in a way that focuses on the essence of the teaching, making it approachable for everyone.”
Esteban

“Karim has authenticity and integrity, and really believes and practices what he teaches. He is a wonderful human being, and I would thoroughly recommend him as a teacher.”
Noah

“I really appreciate Karim’s gentle, warm manner. I feel very fortunate to have such an experienced teacher.”
Cath

“Karim is a brilliant teacher; this comes from his wide knowledge and experience of living and practicing mindfulness and his open, inclusive and gentle approach to the sessions.” 
Roger

“A great instructor…”
Ian