Mindfulness Teacher
Training Birmingham

About the College

Providing exceptional mindfulness teacher training training. Open, accessible and compassionate vocational learning designed around the needs of our students, delivered by experienced tutors across the country and online.

Our history

The UK College of Mindfulness Meditation was founded by Nick Cooke in 2010. Nick has been providing awarding winning training in therapeutic techniques since 2000 when he started his own clinic in Birmingham; Central England College, which was the birthplace of The Mindfulness Now Programme.

His training courses have been the recipient of The Training School of The Year Award (APHP) 3 times.

The UK College of Mindfulness Meditation has it’s main office within the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in beautiful, leafy Cannon Hill Park, in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Over the last 10 years, due to increasing demand, the college has expanded to include 6 training centre across the UK as well as providing online teacher training and extensive Continuing Professional Development courses.

The UK College of Mindfulness Meditation

The UK College of Mindfulness Meditation has a number of key objectives:

  • To provide accessible and affordable attendance based mindfulness teacher training
  • to monitor all student’s evaluation of training content and delivery and apply a policy of continuous improvement in order to maintain the highest possible standards
  • to uphold high ethical standards of its tutors, students and graduates,
  • to maintain on-going and indefinite support for students and graduates via our community
  • to make mindfulness available to as many people as possible in order to meet ever increasing needs

For further information or to book on one of our courses please call The UK College on 0121 444 1110 or email us.

Our tutors

Nick Cooke Dip. Psy. MNRPC FAPHP


The founder of the UK College, Nick Cooke, based the original ‘Mindfulness Now’ training programme around his own considerable experience of using mindfulness to help him with recovery and rehabilitation following two serious illnesses. A qualified teacher (University of Worcester) and solution focused therapist with over 40 years of experience of mindfulness meditation, Nick has learned from, and been positively influenced by, Buddhist traditions and from some of the western world’s foremost mindfulness teachers, including Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor Mark Williams PhD, John Teasdale and Dr Zindel Segal PhD. Nick has a passionate belief in making mindfulness as accessible / widely available as possible, in order to meet an ever increasing demand, while still maintaining high academic and ethical standards.

Maddy Agnew


Maddy Agnew is an accredited mindfulness teacher, yoga teacher and member of The Mindfulness Now teacher training team, specialising in movement and the creative arts. Madeleine began her training in drama at ALRA in London and incorporates her own background in Laban, Pilates, Yoga and Creative Movement within her mindful movement practice and training. Madeleine is co-founder of The Devon School of Mindfulness where she facilitates Mindfulness Now training courses throughout the year. She also provides public mindfulness classes as well as teaching mindfulness to adults and young people, often helping her participants to manage troubling emotions, including anxiety, stress and depression, sometimes integrating her qualification and experience as a practitioner of clinical hypno-psychotherapy, NLP and coaching. Madeleine setup and now runs our Mindfulness now based retreats throughout the year at Tawstock Court and Parkland in North Devon. Three and four night residential retreats in spring, summer and Autumn. thegiftretreats.co.uk Madeleine lives with her husband and daughter in North Devon.

Rachel Broomfield


Rachel is a member of the UK College teacher training team, where she specialises in working with children and their teachers. She is a Mindfulness Now accredited teacher and works with groups and individuals as a professional therapist, helping her to fulfil her original aim of promoting mental health and well-being for all involved in education. The first 20 years of Rachel’s career were spent very happily as a primary school teacher, teaching across the Early Years, and Key Stages 1 and 2. However, like many others she noticed that, more and more, the stresses and strains in education were taking their toll on both teachers and children alike. As time went on, she saw that there was a growing need to nurture the mental well-being of adults and children in educational settings. She describes her retraining in mindfulness as a complete leap of faith. She now works with clients on a 1:1 basis for mindfulness; she also leads mindfulness classes at Central England College.

Aston Colley


Aston Colley is a professional psychotherapist, yoga teacher (BWY) and mindfulness practitioner. Working from his own therapy centre he helps people with all kinds of issues. Runs six weekly Hatha Yoga classes in Worcestershire and monthly Mindfulness/Meditation and Yoga Nidra group sessions. He holds workshops and retreats for groups around the world. Works regularly with companies to help reduce employee stress through the Mindfulness Now Corporate Programme. His vocational qualifications include: Yoga Dip (BWY) – QCF level 4 Psychotherapy – D, Hyp HPD (level 4) Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga Nidra Teacher – Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga India He is currently studying Progressive Stages of Meditation with Maartin Varmaase.