Jacqui Edmiston

Certified MBSR Teacher & Mindful Outdoor Guide

After a 25-year career in mega-events, I experienced a workplace burnout in 2018. Having dabbled in meditation over the years prior to that, namely in the Vipassana tradition, I found myself returning to mindfulness meditation as the foundation for my recovery.

Originally from Australia, I’ve lived in 9 countries around the world but am now based in Switzerland. It is from here that I deliver the secular 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction (MBSR) programme (in English) as both a group and 1:1 online training course.

My personal practice continues to deepen as I teach, and I’ve since also become certified in Mindful Outdoor Guiding; regularly delivering mindful outdoor experiences in the forests close to Lausanne.

I’m also a Resilience Coach and Mental Fitness practitioner and regularly infuse my coaching and mental fitness programmes with aspects of mindfulness and meditation.

The MBSR programme has been invaluable to me in terms of my own personal development and growth since burnout. The programme has always represented far more to me than a set of tools for stress reduction. Rather, it provides access to a much broader perspective on life and cultivates intentional presence which has markedly improved the quality of my work, life, and relationships. 

Jacqui Edmiston

Founder, Elevate


Contact information

Phone: +41 (0) 76 273 4797 (Pully, Switzerand)


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I recently completed TT1 at Mindful Academy Solterreno. From the moment I started the course, I felt supported and encouraged. Bodhin led a well-paced and designed course and we were given the tools to maximize our learning both personally and professionally. The retreat center itself is run so…

TT1 April 2023

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TT3 is an amazing course. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to deepen their own mindfulness practice and develop their teaching skills.

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Bodhin and Sheena you are…

TT3 June 2022

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belonging, kindness, deepening


I recommend TT3 to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge and skil ls for mindfulness teaching.

There is ample opportunity provided to deepen your practice including a 2-day silent retreat at the beginning. The instruction is superlative. The sessions…

TT3, June 2022

I loved how the course was structured. I took TT1 in the intense format of 1 week and TT2 was instead spread over 2 months. I really enjoyed both formats and I felt that TT2 was ideal in this format, because I really had the time to absorb what I learnt in each session and had time to prepare.…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

community, support, learning

TT2 Online, Oct 2021

Fantastic course. The structure of each day was fantastic. The days were long but every activity or teaching session felt like it was not rushed, there was spaciousness and yet things didn't often overrun or feel crammed in. Perfect balance. The teachers were absolutely wonderful, grounding,…

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Grounding. Safe. Comprehensive

TT1 8-day intensive 

I would recommend this TT1 training course to anyone interested in doing the course. The material is well structured and laid out. It is taught experientially which aids in long term learning. The trainers are knowledgeable and impart their knowledge in showing rather than teaching at the…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

wonderful, insightful, formative

TT1 Online August 2021 


I have loved the course. Very intense in a way, but the safe environment and the sense of community that is created around my colleagues and the trainers is incredible and made me change the perspective of being. It brought me to an incredible space of love and kindness. I…

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