About us


Our teaching team specialises in working with vulnerable populations

Thrive Inside's team members deliver groups and courses in the mindfulness-based practice, iRest meditation. They are Certified iRest Teachers who have completed extensive study with the iRest Institute (www.irest.us) in the United States.

The Lead teacher is Paul Collins, a former Royal Marine who has taught yoga and iRest meditation in HMPPS sites for nine years and has worked in the field of addiction recovery for nearly 20 years. He currently delivers groups in HMPPS Rochester and Lewes.

Wendy Knerr has been involved with yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. She is a researcher with the University of Oxford and the UK Medical Research Council based at the University of Glasgow.