ZenYo & Me

Thanks for dropping by! I’m Jon and ZenYo is my approach to meditation and mindful movement. I started practising yoga & meditation to treat my stress and burn-out from a long brand marketing career. It was so effective I decided to become a teacher.

I retrained as a yoga teacher, but personally found chasing perfect postures counter-productive to contentment with how things are. My solution is to teach a combination of Zen meditation, Zen Yoga, QiGong & mindful movement to find happiness & connection with the here and now.

I’ve completed over 500 hours certified teacher training in Zen Meditation, Zen & Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and QiGong.

Online I teach live 10 week Zen meditation courses, which are recognised by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, the Independent Yoga Network and the College of Mindful Clinicians.

With my experience of the corporate world I find it easy to relate to high-stess environments and the tensions they can bring. This understanding means I can deliver bespoke and practical work-place sessions.



200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certified by Zenways

100 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Certified by Zenways

200 Hour Advanced Meditation Teacher Training Certified by Zenways

50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certified by The Wellness Connection

32 Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certified by iRest Institute

22.5 Hour QiGong For Yoga Teachers Certified by Triyoga

My Teachers

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Daizan Skinner


Daizan is a Rinzai Zen Rōshi and founder of Zenways. A former resident teacher at the Buddhist Society, he is a trainer with the College of Mindful Clinicians.

I’ve taken advanced meditation teacher training with Daizan and I’m qualified to teach his courses. I also teach courses directly for Zenways.

Mimi Qi Gong

Mimi Kuo-Deemer


Mimi is a highly respected author and teacher on Yoga and QiGong. She’s also a sixth generation lineage holder of Baguazhang. Her 8 silks YouTube video has been watched 3.5 million times.

I regularly train with Mimi as a QiGong teacher and I’m currently on her year long mentorship programme.. 

Yoga Instructor Mark Westmoquette

Mark Westmoquette


Former astrophysicist Mark trains Zen Yoga teachers and has written several wonderful books, including The Mindful Universe.

I took my intensive 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Mark in 2017 and loved the way he inter weaved meditation, mindfulness and yoga with physiology, science and history.

Teaching Certification

100 Hrs

Additional Certificates

27226 JM 20 Professional Liability Certificate