Susan Tan

Mindfulness Teacher

Research InterestsEfficacy of mindfulness on dementia prevention and management, Efficacy of mindfulness on volition and life choices and the impact on chronic disease prevention and management


Susan Tan founded ECI Consulting Holdings Pte Ltd to promote happiness and health to individuals and corporations by incorporating mindfulness principles in her health coaching and wellness promotion workshop. She has been a mindfulness practitioner for over 25 years.
She conducts mindfulness-based wellness promotion programs and motivational interviewing skills for lifestyle change conversations between healthcare providers and patients for corporate clients, schools, and community organisations. Clients include NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore Health Services, National Healthcare Group, Alexandra Health System, Jurong Health Services, National University Health Services, and Centre for Seniors, just to name a few.

Erin Lee

Mindfulness Teacher

Research Interests: Applications and efficacy of MBSR, Mindfulness for ageing population, Mindfulness for caregivers, Mindfulness for educators, Mindfulness for youths and emerging adults, Mindfulness in tertiary education, Informal Mindfulness


Founder and Mindfulness Coach of Mindful Moments Singapore, Erin is a mindfulness practitioner and advocate of mindfulness as a way of life. It is her personal vision to help more and more people acquire mindfulness skills and incorporate mindfulness practice into their daily lives to improve their well-being. She runs the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program, and has conducted mindfulness training for institutions and organizations such as ITE College West, National University of Singapore, KK Hospital, Economic Development Board, Clarins, Duke-NUS Medical School, Autodesk, Ministry of Communications and Information, Chinese Development Assistance Council, and Sentosa Development Corporation.

Erin is a Certified MBSR Teacher as recognized by the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindfulness. Erin has completed the UCSD School of Medicine’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive as well as Advanced Teacher Training Intensive for MBSR and MBCT Teachers in California. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science degree in Studies in Mindfulness with University of Aberdeen, UK. Erin is trained to teach the .b mindfulness program to teenagers and young adults as recognized by the Mindfulness in Schools Project. Erin is also an experienced polytechnic lecturer, and has a background in public relations and communications.

Kathirasan K

Mindfulness Teacher, Researcher

Research Interests
Happiness, Performance & Productivity, Self-Awareness, Stress Reduction

Kathirasan K (Kathir) is the Author of the book, Mindfulness in 8 Days. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Mindfulness (Singapore). An established mindfulness teacher and practitioner, with a background in Yoga, Philosophy, Organizational Development, Leadership and Education. Kathir has been teaching contemplative practices and philosophy for more than a decade..

Kathir has the unique ability to integrate psychology, mindfulness and Yoga to provide a holistic experience for learners. He has the ability to contextualise Mindfulness in the areas of education, teaching, learning, personal development, leadership, coaching, counselling, career development and stress management.


Lim Chun Jie, Eric

Mindfulness Teacher, Psychologist

Research Interests
Perceived Stress Levels, Mental Well-being, Sleep Quality, Mindfulness for working adults, parents, youth and children

Eric is a Mindfulness Psychologist at Brahm Centre. He spearheads the curriculum development and research efforts of the mindfulness programmes. He is a certified .b and Paws b teacher from the Mindfulness in Schools Project (UK), and conducts both courses for children and youths at Brahm Centre and in schools. He has most recently completed the practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the Centre For Mindfulness (CFM) University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has worked with children, youths, parents, young adults and caregivers in conducting mindfulness talks and workshops. Organisations include Singapore Management University, School of the Arts, Hwa Chong Institution, Nanyang Girls High School, Nanyang Polytechnic, Asian Civilization Museum.

Shirley Tan

Mindfulness Teacher

Research Interests: Social Emotional Learning and Literacy, Student Agency, Student Development, Teacher efficacy


In the education field for 39 years prior to retiring in October 2015. I was a member of the senior management team of a top girls’ school for 15 of the 39 years. As a teacher and head of department I was responsible for the disciplines of English Language, Literature and Philosophy. As a deputy principal I had oversight of academic matters of the school as well as strategic partnership. I have written and presented papers at various conferences in Singapore and overseas on philosophy for children, critical thinking, school reform. I have recently been certified as a .b Mindfulness in School curriculum trainer.

Carmen Teo

Mindfulness Teacher

Research Interests: Efficacy of Mind-body based Interventions on well-being, Learners Motivation and Outcomes in mind-body interventions, Mindfulness in organizations


Carmen Teo is an independent mind-body practitioner who helps people improve their quality of life and well-being. She is trained to deliver the MBSR program with UC San Diego Center of Mindfulness. She is also a Workplace Mindfulness Trainer, .b Trainer (for 11 to 18 year olds), Yoga Instructor/Therapist and Kids & Families Yoga teacher. Her own mindfulness journey started in 2007 which helped her cope with and heal from a long period of burnout and unexplained health issues. She spent 15 years in marketing, consulting and strategy in the corporate world before pursuing her passion in mindfulness and yoga teaching.

Mallika Kripalani

Mindfulness Teacher, Teacher

Research Interests: attention, child development, education, resilience, stress management


Mallika is an elementary school teacher who has worked at international schools in Singapore for over 11 years. Her background was originally in the insurance industry, but she soon realised that her passion lay in teaching. What she has come to realise since starting her own practice of mindfulness, is that children are taught all the academic skills they need but there also needs to be a focus on the life skills of resilience, managing stress and increasing concentration and attention. Mallika feels that mindfulness is needed by young people and adults today, especially in our content-saturated world of technology. Learning mindfulness skills, which can be applied every day, can bring greater clarity and peace of mind.

Sheryl Bathman

Mindfulness Teacher

Research Interests: counselling, MBSR, psychotherapy


Sheryl is a professional counsellor and psychotherapist, who has worked with the local, expatriate and corporate communities in Singapore for over a decade. An Australian who has lived in Singapore since 1999, she founded Lifesteps in 2005 and opened her private consultation office in the central Orchard district in 2007. In addition to her counselling and psychotherapy work, Sheryl has been conducting mindfulness programmes (MBSR) in Singapore since 2009.

Wei Chieh Choo

Mindfulness Teacher

Research Interests
caregivers, healthcare, medical professionals, palliative care

Wei Chieh is a medical doctor in general practice. He joined Lifesteps in 2016 as a mindfulness teacher and has conducted mindfulness training with organizations and the general public. Prior to joining Lifesteps, Wei Chieh worked as a neuroscience researcher. In addition to conducting mindfulness training, Wei Chieh also collaborates with academic researchers studying mindfulness.

Angie Chew

Mindfulness Teacher

Research Interests: Efficacy of mindfulness on workplace productivity, parents and child relationships


Angie Chew is the lead mindfulness trainer at Brahm Centre. She has been a mindfulness practioner for over 15 years. She is a certified .b and paws b trainer and completed MBSR Teachers Practicum comducted by Centre for Mindfulness (UMass).
She conducts mindfulness programs at Brahm Centre, corporates and schools. Clients include Goldman Sachs, Agency For Integrated Care, Institute for Mental Health, Keppel, NTUC Learning Hub. Before becoming a mindfulness trainer, she held senior positions at Visa International, Accenture, Singapore Airlines and HP.