Mick is founder and CEO of beanddo. He has designed the beanddo programmes and leads many of the courses. An award-winning architect, artist and yoga teacher, Mick is also the founder of The YogaLife Project, a popular social enterprise based in Chorlton that teaches yoga, meditation and delivers teacher training to future yoga teachers.
As an architect, Mick has worked on projects all over the world from Mexico City to Manchester, and his professional design work is deeply informed by his own yoga meditation as an architect and artist, and his knowledge of the contemporary cutting edge research being carried out into the use of mindfulness in a wide variety of contexts.
Mick has given many talks on yoga and architecture. He has also taught many yoga and architecture students how to practice creativity. The origin of beanddo can be traced back to when Mick realised that he had been talking about the same thing to each audience – how creativity and happiness are linked and fully experienced when Being and Doing merge.
Mick is a ‘Happiness Architect’, in that all his work, whether designing a new community or leading a yoga class, is about helping others access their inner resources for happiness.
Sue brings many years of professional experience to her role as beanddo’s Managing Director. After starting her career as an architect, she gained a range of experience in major practices and Local Authorities. Her yoga journey has been one initially as an observer for many years as Mick's partner, before becoming a regular participant.
Sue has also been managing a number of design businesses and initiatives for over 25 years and she now provides strategic business planning and day-to- day project management at beanddo.
Anna has been involved with the beanddo initiative from its early days and has helped to develop our Make Happy Work modern meditation programmes.
Anna started her journey of self-discovery in Thailand with the World Peace Initiative, a pioneering organisation that uses meditation to promote happiness and wellbeing. Since then she has been involved in a number of meditation and self-development programmes delivered across Europe and Asia.