Read a selection of testimonials from our clients and students.

Mick Timpson and the beanddo team work with individuals, groups, organisations, all over the UK. Here you can read about the experience different people have had wether completing the in-depth coaching course or just attending a drop-in booster. 

“Life-changing and transformational are words that you hear a lot in the meditation world, but I don’t know how else to describe my experience of Beanddo’s teacher training programme. I definitely feel more awake, alive and creative on the other side of the course.  When you watch David Attenborough time lapse nature coming into bloom, that’s exactly how I felt.  Like parts of me – my practice, my skills as a teacher and a deep knowing about myself as a human being – were sprouting new shoots and revealing themselves daily in the most surprising, beautiful ways. 

Mick is an incredibly sensitive, intuitive and talented teacher with a thirst for learning and knowledge that is infectious.  His very special gift is creating an environment that isn’t simply about giving and receiving information (although the quality of teaching and course content is outstanding). Mick fosters a culture of independent thinking and group study that makes each experience unique to the individual, their passions, and interests.  I came out of the programme with renewed energy for life (after a period of intense lockdown) and with new skills that I can use as a meditation teacher, in my day-to-day life, work and beyond.  A lifetime of thank you’s, Mick, and beanddo.”

Amelia L

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you; I really enjoyed your classes at BDP and I am slowly seeing the benefits of the meditations / changing perspective I am adopting! We all really missed you this Wednesday and it’s quite scary that it is now up to ourselves to continue this journey!”

May L

“I signed up for the beanddo Modern Meditation teacher training course having attended a 6 part introduction to meditation with Mick towards the end of 2019. I was hooked and wanted to know more by delving deeper into studying the topic. My objective was not necessarily to become a meditation teacher and I would say that even if this is not the path you desire, you will also get a lot out of the course by approaching it this way.

To say that the course has been transformative or life changing would be an understatement. I don’t think I was actually prepared for the shift and the positive benefits that regular practice and study of meditation through beanddo gave me.

What is fantastic about the way that the course is structured is that a lot of the topics that might seem initially very complex, ancient ideas are broken down and introduced in a step by step methodical way. Through group-work, course work, personal study as well as the weekly live sessions you will really start to look at the world in a different way. These complex topics are introduced, then turned upside down and inside out until eventually it starts to stick.<br>

The benefits of the course not only apply to the literal practice of meditation but will filter through into all aspects of life. I would say that as a person I am now calmer, happier and less stressed. The knock on effect of this has affected my family, colleagues and friends positively. In terms of formal learning, I wouldn’t have thought that I would be using Sanskrit in context or able to conduct an impromptu group meditation session ad hoc, but all these things and more are now available to me. I am even planning a 5 part course on how meditation can help to deal with anger.

I cannot recommend this course highly enough. My only regret is that I can’t do it all over again”.

Elizabeth J

“You introduced me to meditation in a way that I had never experienced before and it all began to make more sense. I Read your book and this was the catalyst to finding a local teacher which I did last autumn. From there, this has become a staple for my wellbeing, so I just wanted to let you know that”.

Emma N

“My housemate and I really enjoyed your class tonight. We found it very insightful and something we’d like to keep up. We are both hospital doctors and find it difficult to switch off, life can be stressful a lot of the time”.

Hannah H

“Mick was brilliant – an inspiration.

Excellent. Thoughtful, gentle and effective. Fab

Mick was great and very interesting

Fantastic – engaging, caring, and a great leader. Very inspiring”.


“I took part in your workshop at the OM Yoga show and I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

I found it absolutely inspiring, I have been doing Iyengar yoga for around 2 years but have never actually tried meditation ‘properly’ I have only dabbled a couple of times when unable to sleep.

You were certainly right about the world being in HD afterwards, it was amazing, I felt like I had just had the best sleep ever! I am going to spend some time looking on your website and hopefully will be able to attend one of your Deansgate sessions.

Thanks again!”

Jill D

“The course strikes a perfect balance between allowing participants to develop personal knowledge and inquiry and build practical skills to run meditation sessions. Mick has a supportive accepting manner enabling all participants to follow both individual and group interests and find their own voice. The approach and techniques are presented in a way that is relevant to everyday modern life. Throughout participants are encouraged to be reflective and relate learning to individual experiences. It truly is an individual journey.

All of this is accompanied by high quality online and hard copy  supporting materials.

At first I was sceptical about being on Zoom . However we were all put at ease and had plenty of opportunities to work in small and larger groups

I would highly recommend the beanddo Modern Meditation Teacher training course both for personal and professional development”.

Lisa T

“The classes are conducted with a sense of purpose and attention wrapped in warmth and humour and Mick’s teaching has introduced me to the powerful connections between physical yoga and meditation. Nearly a year on, I have naturally begun to embed both into my everyday life and it is enriching my thinking and my whole approach. Thank-you for the opportunity to experience this subtly life-changing practice!”

Ronna H

“Mick is an inspirational teacher. His style is relaxed, open and approachable. His vision of #makehappywork makes meditation an attainable reality. Highly recommend learning to meditate with him and also his meditation teacher training programme – his training has been fundamental to the work I do at Be”. 

Laura C

“There are few times in your life that you can actually remember every little nuance and word spoken especially in a training situation, however Mick’s friendliness and the way in which he taught enthused the group and made the whole experience utterly divine! Confirming and encouraging what we innately knew was a game changer. interactive and made the course about the students and not a talking shop/textbook experience. Loved it”

Sarah C

“I attended the Pro-Manchester event that you led yesterday and firstly just wanted to say a massive thank you. It was very enjoyable, very helpful and I am really thankful for the meditation at the end of the session. It was nice to walk into work relaxed and not thinking about how rubbish it is that I haven’t ticked a million things off my to do list this week”.

Beverley S

“Tonight marks the end of my yoga for anxiety course, but the beginning of a new phase of self discovery and spirituality. I’m amazed how much I’ve learnt and how much my situation has changed over the last six weeks and I’ve only scratched the surface…

#namaste @beanddonow – thank you for your teaching and wisdom”.


“I attended your workshop on Friday at the yoga show and thought it was amazing, my first experience with meditation, wow!!”

David W