Jenny is the co-founder and Director of Mindfulness Africa and facilitates Mindfulness, Compassion and Insight courses, retreats, talks, workshops, and presentations for various groups. Jenny has been practising meditation for over 20 years with her life-long teacher Rob Nairn, founder of Mindfulness Africa & Mindfulness Association UK. She believes that compassion based mindfulness is transformative in that it teaches us to become more present, respond with kindness and see more deeply into our lives. In this way we benefit ourselves, our community and environment.
Jenny has been teaching mindfulness for 10 years to various groups and has additionally trained with Mindful schools, using mindfulness curriculum and specialising in teaching children from Kindergarten to Matric. Jenny has pioneered mindfulness in education by making mindfulness accessible to teachers and educators via Naptosa. Jenny also teaches mindfulness at Tertiary level through the University of Cape Town. Jenny is currently working on getting mindfulness onto the UCT staff learning programme. Jenny is committed to making mindfulness training accessible to the youth and to people from impoverished communities and teaches mindfulness through the Salesians Life Choices NGO.
Jenny is trained as a human rights lawyer and is the mother of three children. She is inspired by Nelson Mandela who wrote about the need for daily meditation. Please see Jenny’s documentary on Nelson Mandela and Mindfulness here.