David Cornwell

  • Masters Oxford University, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT, an evidence based program for the treatment of depression.
  • Masters Karuna Institute,  Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy.
  • United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy UKCP registered Core Process Psychotherapist. 
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner SEP - registered with SETI
  • Currently working as a psychotherapist, leading mindfulness retreats and groups.
  • Born Ireland 1979.
  • Started practicing Buddhist meditation as an undergrad in Newcastle UK 1999,  continued a daily practice.
  • In 2003 I trained and lived with yoga teacher Godfrey Devereux at his retreat centre in Ibiza, his Dynamic Yoga method was influenced by Zen, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Advayta Vedanta; focusing on cultivating embodiment, and inquiry. This experience was deeply transformative awakening an intelligence within the body-mind foundation to my deeper understanding and experience of meditation.
  • Moved to Istanbul in 2003, founded Cihangir Yoga 2006 - 2013 (see images below). Cihangir Yoga is Turkey's most prestigious chain of yoga studios. Several beautiful locations straddling both the European and Asian sides of the Bosporus. 
  • Co Director of Code Lotus Mindfulness centre at the American Hospital Istanbul 2017- 2020. Developing mindfulness programs for hospital clinicians and patients.  Organising events to promote mindfulness to the Turkish public, events included conferences by  Dr Daniel Siegel and Dr Gabor Mate (see images)
  • Currently living in Mallorca.
 

Click on a photo to see a gallery of David's work over the years.