LucyLucy Draper-Clarke was awarded a PhD in the field of Mindfulness and Education in 2014, from the University of the Witwatersrand. She runs regular yoga and mindfulness retreats at the Tara Rokpa Centre and other South African retreat venues, and has facilitated numerous mindfulness trainings in the region. Her particular area of interest is in bringing mindfulness to educators. Contact: |




Lorraine de Raay is a clinical psychologist, who has been teaching Mindfulness courses since 2007. She regularly supports Rob Nairn during long retreats and has extensive experience within a South African context.



Nan LutzNan Lutz is a wellness advisor, massage therapist and mindfulness facilitator. She left the corporate world after 20 years to pursue this new career and has been working with, and practicing meditation, under the guidance of Rob during that time. She has attended numerous 10-day and 1-month retreats with Rob and is now keen to offer these beneficial practices to other people.

Western Cape

Jenny CanauJenny Canau is a mother of three and a human-rights laywer, law lecturer and activist. She is a mindfulness facilitator and practioner with a special interest in parenting and children. She has led several mindfulness trainings in Cape Town, including a children’s retreat with the Thich Nhat Hahn community in South Africa. She is regional coordinator for the Western Cape.

Eastern Cape

jane 2Jane Burt has been a practitioner of mindfulness under the guidance of Rob Nairn since 2002. She has completed the Mindfulness teachers training programme. She has a Masters degree (cum laude) in Education from Rhodes University and works as a researcher, writer and adult educator. She is also a practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan. She is also responsible for the training of mindfulness trainers.



AntonAnton Krueger first came to Mindfulness via Ch’an meditation. He’s been training under Rob Nairn since 2006 and has run numerous eight week courses in Grahamstown, where he teaches Drama and Creative Writing at Rhodes University. Anton is especially interested in looking at ways in which to bring Mindfulness into the creative arts.



Alexandra Johnson has practiced meditation since 1996. She is a founding member and chair-person of the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist centre in Grahamstown (Samye Dharma Practice Group) and is a Mindfulness Africa-trained facilitator of the 8 week Mindfulness course. She also has a masters degree in psychology, is a mother of three, and practices sustainable living off the grid.>

Kwazulu Natal

Kerri Martinaglia is a co founder of The Waterfall Retreat and Environmental Centre. In 2009 she was requested by Rob Nairn to begin facilitating Mindfulness Africa courses in KwaZulu Natal. Her special interests are how the practices of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion can help us restore our balance and live more meaningful lives after years of becoming depleted by living in the ‘red zone’ of threat and anxiety.



Carey Would

Carey Abercrombie  is a qualified Mindfulness Africa facilitator and has been practicing Yoga since 2006 and gained her 200 hour RYT certificate as a Vinyasa and Hatha instructor in 2008 under the guidance of Cherryl Duncan from Living Yoga in Johannesburg. Her aim is to share Yoga by teaching her truth honorably and with respect for all things. She hopes to help students find their own truth, happiness and joy in their practice.