Ratnadevi joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1982 and has been leading retreats at Dhanakosa and other retreat centres since then, on a regular basis. Originally from Germany, she spent 5 years at Taraloka retreat centre for women and now lives in Glasgow where she teaches Yoga.
Since 2004 she has been facilitating MBCT courses and retreats; training and supervising healthcare professionals; teaching mindfulness skills at Caledonia University to social work and psychology students, as well as offering one-to-one sessions.
She is also a writer, visual artist and musician, holds an arts-based PhD and tends an allotment. She seeks to bring an attitude of playful enquiry to all aspects of her work. Her website can be found at www.livingmindfulness.net