What makes Estia unique is quality and integrity- the expertise of our teachers, the variety of programmes, and our eco-luxury space.
We have selected a team with deep personal practice who embody what they teach
Our senior teachers each have 10,000+ practice hours, and we require a minimum 8 years dedicated practice experience in one's field.
Meet Our Founding Team
Each member of the founding team has a deep connection with the Oxford community and has established mindfulness and wellness as a cornerstone of their career.
Managing Director 'I started Estia after 6 years living in Jericho and lecturing at the university. I personally missed an elegant practice space with high quality programmes led by experienced teachers, and I found my neighbours, students and colleagues did too. So we created one!'
Sophie is a serial wellness entrepreneur and senior trainer in mindfulness, yoga, and wellbeing. She specialises in evidence-based approaches, mindful leadership, and wellbeing in the workplace. She leads programmes at Said Business School and several colleges, and is Resident Expert in Leadership and Mindfulness for the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford. She is also UK Director of Kalapa Leadership Academy a global leader in workplace mindfulness programmes and research.
Strategy and Partnerships Parham has been Director of Autonomous Vehicles for Jaguar Land Rover where he introduced an award-winning mindfulness programme for employees by Kalapa Leadership. He knows first-hand the benefits of mindfulness for leaders and organisations. Now based in Germany, his parting gift to the UK was to help establish ESTIA- a beautiful place for daily mindfulness practice in the heart of Oxford.