Jiva’s twin passions, for mindfulness and nature, come together as she leads mindfulness in nature safaris at Knepp. She has been teaching mindfulness in many different contexts since 2009 and has an MSc in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, the standard 8-week mindfulness programme for stress and depression. She is a supervisor for the Mindfulness Network and assists with teacher training for Sussex Mindfulness Centre.
She has taught mindfulness on allotment sites funded by Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation, The Garden House in Brighton, and Chelsea Physic Garden.
Jiva has volunteered doing practical conservation with Trees for Life in Scotland and more recently, a Brighton Council-run habitat creation project and the RSPB’s annual Swift Survey.