about Lucia

GoldMind Training was founded by Lucia van der Drift. She has over 25 years experience training groups and individuals in the corporate, charitable, and personal sectors.

Lucia has practised mindfulness for over 25 years, and has been teaching mindfulness and meditation in different settings for over 15 years. She has been on numerous meditation retreats, including a three-month silent retreat. She has also led many retreats.

Lucia holds an MA in English Literature from Leiden University and has worked as teacher, writer and trainer since her graduation. She successfully completed the Teacher Training programme in Adapted Mindfulness-based Interventions provided by the Sussex Mindfulness Centre. 

Apart from facilitating mindfulness sessions, Lucia also works in the following fields:

  • Mindfulness & Art Engagement
    She works with mindful art engagement as part of Limina Collective, which she co-codirects with Karly Allen. Limina Collective offers online and in-gallery workshops and creates digital mindfulness and art resources for museums and galleries.
  • Writing for Wellbeing
    Since completing a course with the Professional Writing Academy in 2018, Lucia regularly facilitates writing for wellbeing sessions. She is a member of Lapidus International, an international writing for wellbeing community. Lucia has published two books with Ten Have, a Dutch publisher, and has written for numerous publications, mostly in Dutch.
  • Buddhism
    Lucia also teaches Buddhism. Her Buddhist name is Yashobodhi, which means ‘she whose awakening is beautiful’. She received this name when she was ordained as a Buddhist in 2005.

For more information, email (lucia@goldmindtraining.com) or phone +447593085995.