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Our team

Our core team is a carefully selected group of experts in their field, whose strengths bring the best possible advice and support. Our level of expertise and holistic approach to business success sets us apart from the competition.

Raj Narayan

CEO and Founder

My journey from grind to wellbeing

After an MBA from Oxford University, I found my first 11 years in banking highly stressful. This drained me of my positivity and energy, and I spent a lot of time searching for ways to rediscover my confidence and verve.

My first yoga class was the beginning of an exploration into the world of wellbeing, with increasingly regular yoga, meditation and life-coaching sessions.

The result has been dramatic for me, making me more open to trying new and different things.

During my last four years in banking, my colleagues were asking me if I was taking happy pills!

Trekking across the Sahara in November 2014, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, I decided to change the course of my life. The trek made me realise that I needed so little to be so happy, and helping my co-travellers through this physically and emotionally demanding journey made me feel happy and content.

On my return, I chose to take a secondment to work for a charity. The realisation that I was privileged to have a healthy body and mind made me appreciate that I am in a position to make a positive difference to other people’s lives. This was reinforced at a Buddhist monastery, where I worked, meditated and learned from monks.

I created Wellbeing Capital Partners with a vision to help others who may be on a similar journey as me.

In addition, Wellbeing Capital Partners will run a scholarship programme to fund financially underprivileged children to study at universities, with the first scholarship launching at Oxford in 2017.

Andy Hix

Meditation and Mindfulness Coach

I am a qualified trainer who has taught mindfulness at organisations such as PwC, Credit Suisse, The Department of Energy and Climate Change, Bain & Company, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Teach First and The National Union of Students.


I became passionate about mindfulness when I saw that practising it made me feel happier, calmer and more focused, and that it improved my ability to relate to people. My mission is to share those benefits as widely as possible.

I love travelling and am fluent in Spanish, Italian and French.

Mia Forbes Pirie

Intelligent Global Change Expert, Mediator, Facilitator and Mindfulness Coach

I am a qualified mediator, coach and mindfulness trainer whose clients have ranged from the US and Mongolian governments to the Church of England. I’m also a Huffington Post blogger and have been profiled by We Are The City as an Inspirational Woman.


Described as a ‘quiet storm’, I used to work in a big City law firm, and even back then I practised yoga every morning and coached people and groups in my limited spare time. My talent lies in helping people to have better conversations, and increased calm and clarity in their lives.

More recently, I have immersed myself in facilitating international conversations with MPs, think tanks and NGOs on the refugee crisis. My approach, whether working with individuals or countries, stems from a background steeped in the mindfulness and yoga training I have honed over 20 years, both while working in conflict resolution and before that.

Whether assisting company CEOs in developing a new strategy and changing their organisational culture, or creating a neutral platform for dialogue around some of today’s most testing global challenges, creating sustainable, intelligent change lies at the heart of all my work.

Mindfulness underpins everything I do. I have made every mistake in the book and love teaching people to avoid the mistakes I’ve made! I recently launched an online mindfulness course.

Mayan Patel, Creativity, Emotional Intelligence and Resilience coaching. Yoga Teacher

Yoga Teacher

I am a London based Creative Facilitator, Performer and Yoga Teacher. Using body/mind disciplines and creative tools to create personal change for individuals and in the workplace.

I offer interactive sessions enriched by my performance background.

Emotional Intelligence & Resilience

Creativity and Spark

Celia Perry

Massage Therapist

My massage combines remedial, soft tissue techniques to release and restore muscle tone. I also blend in holistic Swedish massage to promote a feeling of wellbeing and ease of movement in the body.

Every massage I give is tailored to the individual, based on their occupation, exercise and lifestyle. Massage is a tool for understanding your own body, maintaining optimal alignment and improving recovery from our busy lives.

I began my first professional massage training in 2011 and my interest in wellbeing came out of recovering from a serious sporting injury. I am driven to provide the best possible care and treatment for my clients. I know first hand the importance of treatment, and maintaining a healthy body and mind through a balanced lifestyle.

I also began training as a yoga teacher in 2013 and yoga has become an important aspect of my lifestyle. Integrating regular bodywork, movement and mindfulness practices are the ideal combination in healthy living.

– BTEC Level 5 in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy – The London School of Sport Massage
– Clinical Therapeutic Massage Practitioner – The London College of Massage
– Yoga Teacher 500hr – The British Wheel of Yoga (graduating October 2017)

Continual Professional development
– Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance 200hr
– Feldenkrais for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Emergency First Aid at work, St. John’s Ambulance

Professional Membership
– Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage
– The Federation of Holistic Therapies
– The British Wheel of Yoga Student Teacher

I am qualified & insured for
Sport & Remedial Massage, Swedish Massage, Yoga Teaching

Reduce stress and improve productivity in your organisation

If you are interested in working together, get in touch and we will explore how we can help.

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