Chantek McNeilage

Chantek Mary McNeilage

I have been studying and practicing meditation, mindfulness, movement, and related contemplative disciplines for more than forty years. My background is from 1984 as a Complimentary Health Practitioner and currently as a Craniosacral Therapist. I have been offering mindfulness-based courses since 2007, running retreats in the UK and abroad having trained in teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), and at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) I am a registered teacher of MBCL Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living. I continue to broaden my fields of learning and teaching M-BA’s through CPD. As a registered supervisor for the Mindfulness Network, I offer individual and group supervision. I have also taught and helped implement mindfulness programmes in schools and education. I am on the register of BAMBA the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches. I am passionate about the support and value of supervision. One of my other passions is as a volunteer for RDA (Riding for the Disabled), working with children and ponies), and running Nature Mindfulness-Based courses in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge.


  • MBSR teacher training via CMRP including many related courses required for the development of a mindfulness teacher.
  • Karuna Institue Diploma Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
  • L.S.A. – honours Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Castellino Prenatal and Birth Therapy – practitioner and teaching diploma/supervisor (UK and America)
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy – Foundation Training New Rock
  • Member UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers
  • Supervisor with The Mindfulness Network

Teaching-Training Specialisms

  • MBSR for general populations
  • MBSR 1:1
  • Mindfulness in schools
  • Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L)
  • Supervision

Supervision Rate

1-hour individual session – £50-£60

½ hour individual session – £25-£35

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Supervision Experience

I have a background in supervision, which I am passionate about. My supervision in MBSR/MBCT covers those on Masters programmes, those new to teaching and those with experience. I have also been supervising in complementary health fields for many years.

Supervision Specialisms

I have supervised in different settings with supervisees with a range of experience, including those in training, new to teaching and those experienced in teaching. I have been offering 1:1 work supervision for many years following training with
Cindy Cooper. I also offer supra-vision for supervisors.

Personal Practice

My early inner search began in the late 1960s in London, which drew me towards Buddhism, Zen, and Sufism. I then spent some time in Thailand, which gave me an introduction, grounding, and practice in Vipasnana. Over the years, my exploration of Buddhism and esoteric mindfulness-based Christianity has deepened.

I have drawn great strength from being a part of a mindfulness-influenced group for the last thirty-five years. My love of movement and sacred dance includes an ongoing yoga practice, which has been strongly influenced by Vanda Scaravelli. I attend retreats every year. My life is my practice, with a daily practice embedded into my day-to-day living

Research Activities and Interests

I am very grateful for the body of research available and being undertaken. What is offered supports my teaching and deepens my understanding.