Intuitive Art

Inspirational Speaker

Empowering Workshops 

Joyful, Energising Music

Thought-Provoking Writing

Transformational Online Programme


DurgaMata of London increases happiness by - 

reducing stress and building resilience.

DurgaMata, director of DurgaMata of London, speaks with soul.

Coming from a farming and Quaker background, DurgaMata married a Bengali and discovered a global identity which embraces thought and wisdom from every corner of the globe.

By profession she is a teacher, specializing in two subjects - Religious Education and Art. She has been practicing meditation for over 40 years - a student of Sri Chinmoy - who named her DurgaMata.

The arrival of the English Baccalaureate had a serious effect on Religious Education, and DurgaMata was unemployed for some time, experiencing the reality of stress and depression first-hand. She found work in Learning Support at a local College, where her interest in staff and student wellbeing increased and she recognised the importance of a holistic approach to health - balancing  the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life, to reduce stress and increase happiness.

After retiring from teaching, DurgaMata started experimenting with ways in which she could share the joyful energy of her meditation with others, to reduce stress and increase happiness.  Silk-Paintng Workshops and Playing the Pipe and Tabor developed together. Public Speaking and Authorship followed. But as her Workshops and Public Talks continued she developed her unique Seven Steps to Happiness Programme and offered this in a Two Day Wellbeing and Empowerment Workshop which was especially effective and successful.

In March 2020, when Coronavirus prevented the continuation of face to face workshops, 'DurgaMata moved her Seven Steps to Happiness Programme Online and decided to make it especially relevant to Teachers and Front Line Workers. 


Some recent testimonials include -

Wonderful day. Very uplifting. Had many moments of insight. DurgaMata has a gentle nature that cradles you in love.

So grateful to be among beautiful people sharing in this soulful experience. Universal Blessings.

I am so grateful for the things you did for me. 

Thank you for the RAINBOWS!

Nature, birds, songs, rainbow, friends, warmth, hospitality, generosity

Beautiful moments spend with friends, learning, experiencing, growing, eating, walking, creating, singing, seeing rainbows and deer.... Gratitude.

Thankyou for the ICE CREAM and the music and the juice AND the JOKES!


This participant is wearing the silk scarf she made in a workshop.

Working with families 

to reduce stress and increase happiness

DurgaMata gives individual coaching and offers bespoke family workshops. She is now creating online courses for families, to reduce stress, and build resilience.
In addition to the 8-week Programme designed around the needs of teachers, she has shorter courses for families - especially foster parents, single parents, and for families where some members have special needs. So many things can combine to cause and add to stress at home she keeps numbers low on these courses and crafts them to suit the unique individuals who enrol.

“DurgaMata is a tower of uplifting positivity - a breath of fresh air, fun and freedom.”

-Client

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”

― Lao-tse

As is true in all aspects of life, the important things are not new. They are timeless. But it is not enough just to know about them. What is needed is action, to embed and experience these truths in our lives. In her public speaking and Workshops, Durga Mata can enable participants to see their own lives in the light of timeless wisdom and embrace the necessary change. The transformation is real.

My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!
My true spirituality
Is the love of Your Breath
In every heart.
My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme!

- Sri Chinmoy


4 September 1999, 8:37 a.m. Before using seated double-arm machine up to 120 lbs. with both arms simultaneously and 160 lbs. with each arm separately.

My Morning Soul-Body Prayers, part 9, Agni Press, 1999

DurgaMata paints on silk as a form of meditation. All her work carries positive energy and peace. She creates High Consciousness, Zafu-Style meditation cushions to order, using Batik to create the design of your choice.


DurgaMata of London  

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