Welcome, Friend!  

An ex-secondary teacher of ten years, I am the Creatrix behind Chant Malas and run this and the second arm of my small business, Meditate with Helen, from my garden workspace in Hove, UK.  I spend my days creating beautiful mala beads for meditation as well as teaching meditation and nature-based creativity workshops, retreats, courses.   I am Mama to my two littles and am often to be found playing with them in the woodlands of the South Downs or dancing with the waves at our local beach.  

I began creating mala beads (beads for meditation and mantra) in 2014, around the birth of my first daughter, and this first arm of my business, Chant Malas has now blossomed into everything you find on this website. A life-long creative soul, my passion is always to inspire you to spend more time on yourself, in meditation, nature and nurturing your own creative spirit.  

A writer for much of my life, I love nothing more than being amongst the trees to get inspired about my next creative project!  

I have been practising yoga and meditation for eleven years and am a fully-qualified meditation and yoga teacher having trained with Swami Saradananda (in the Sivananda lineage) and Claire Missingham (in the Krishnamacharya lineage) in 2018 and 2012, respectively, and am committed to creating spaces to inspire you to unlock your own creativity through nature-based practices and meditation techniques.

My classes and workshops are guided by yogic principles and draw on both Eastern and Western meditation traditions, including Mindfulness, Vedanta and Anglo-Celtic and Norse practices.  My ultimate goal is to empower you to begin or re-ignite your own meditation and creative practices, creating safe spaces for experimentation and questioning.

I am honoured to continue my own learning with my mentor Swami Saradananda and my teacher Sharon Blackie and give thanks to all my teachers for their wisdom and guiding light.

Thank you for being here, lovely one.  I look forward to meeting you soon!

With love,

Helen x