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 20 years, and has been teaching mindfulness and meditation in different settings for over 15 years. She regularly leads retreats in the UK as well as internationally. She has been on numerous meditation retreats, including a three-month silent retreat. She is originally from the Netherlands, but lived and worked in London from 2010-20, teaching at the West London Buddhist Centre before founding Goldmind Training in 2018. Since the beginning of the pandemic all her work has moved online and she herself moved to Somerleyton in Suffolk.

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

Meditation has greatly improved the quality of Lucia’s life. She loves sharing her experience with others. Meditation and mindfulness are about experiencing, training, relaxing and developing the mind. The results are noticeable in a very short time span, especially with guidance based on your specific situation and time constraints. Apps will teach you mindfulness and meditation, but they won’t be able to respond to your personal needs, detailed questions and level of skill. Lucia would be very happy to help you developing your skills in a series of friendly and explorative one-to-one conversations.

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

Apart from her work around GoldMind Training, Lucia also facilitates sessions in mindful art engagement as part of LIMINA Collective, which she co-founded with Karly Allen and Clare Barton-Harvey in 2018.

Here is some feedback from people Lucia has worked with:

“Lucia’s experience and enthusiasm shone through throughout each session. Without her expert guidance and advice about my practice, I would have wasted many years on the wrong trajectory.” Henry E.

“I’ve had the pleasure of doing a series of meditation reviews with Lucia twice now and each time I have found it extremely helpful. She is a great listener and the advice she has given has helped me a lot with my practice. Lucia is a wonderful teacher and guide.” Tim W.

“Lucia is an experienced teacher, coach and meditator. She can help you to calm your mind, clarify your thoughts and focus your efforts to become more effective in all aspects of work and life while improving your relationships. She is also well endowed with common sense.” Nick