Ruth Ormston is a part-time City solicitor, and a listed mindfulness teacher.  

Hi. I'm Ruth and I set up Calm City Mind in 2015 to focus on mindfulness and well-being with a particular focus on those living and working in the city.

My approach

I offer a clear, friendly, and accessible introduction to mindfulness in the corporate training sessions that I run, and also try to make them fun! My real passion lies in debunking some of the myths or preconceptions we can have around something like mindfulness, and introducing people to the way in which it can help support a pro-active approach to well-being.

If you enrol in one of my public courses, I aim to give you information in a way that is easy to understand and accessible, as well as  answering any queries you have before signing up to a course, and supporting you with practice and materials all the way through your exploration of mindfulness. I also keep in touch so that you can join any graduate sessions after your course to help support your practice.

My training & experience

I've undertaken training with Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (Teacher training level 1, group work and mindfulness inquiry, Teacher Training level 2) and regularly engage in CPD and supervision, as well as attending regular mindfulness courses and retreats to develop and sustain my own practice.  I follow the mindfulness Good Practice Guidelines.

I am listed on the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers, which lists teachers who have been assessed as demonstrating that they meet the Good Practice Guidelines by being suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, holding appropriate insurance, and receiving supervision for their teaching. 

Mindfulness in the workplace

I have run a number mindfulness in the workplace taster sessions, workshops and courses, as well as presenting at conferences.  I ran mindfulness sessions at Rethink Mental Illness' National Members' Day in 2015 and 2016, and a mindfulness session at the Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance mental health conference in 2017. I also opened a  London borough World Mental Health Day event in October 2017 with a mindfulness talk and short practice, and presented at the ideal home show in 2018. For more information on mindfulness in the workplace visit the workplace page.

Public courses

I run regular courses for the public, including the 8-week evidence-based stress reduction course. I also aim to run shorter courses and taster sessions throughout the year. If you would like further details please visit the classes page.

My experience is varied but I love what I do and introducing people to the potential mindfulness has to support and manage well-being and not just fly through life on auto-pilot. 

If you would like to explore ways of working together, or have any questions please just email me on I look forward to hearing from you.