David Cornwell

  • Masters Oxford University, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT, an evidence based program for the treatment of depression.
  • Currently working at The Balance a luxury rehab facility in Mallorca.
  • 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.