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Facilitator.

Jai Cheswick is director of Cheswick Consultants Pty Ltd and founder of GardenWell™ Australia.

Meditation : After 10yrs training with meditation master Dean Das in Melbourne, Jai now shares a practice which, over time, leads to a deep and lasting state of mental peace.

Coaching : Jai has coached and instructed clients in many fields. MeditationYoga, Scuba Diving, Garden Design Workshops, Gardening and Business / Personal Development Coaching. He is currently continuing his professional education through AIPC and ACA.

Horticultural Therapy : Jai is a professional landscape architect and horticulturalist and has been following and organically researching horticultural therapy practices for the past 20yrs.

Background : Jai left the UK in 1992 after years of family quarrelling over shares in a property development / investment company and trust. At this time he also began a long search for deeper meaning in his life because as he recounts ‘despite the big houses, Bentleys and private schools, everyone was miserable, fighting over money and land. There was no joy, no peace ’.

After a 15yr search for meaning in 2008-2010 he experienced depression. In depths of this condition he prayed for help and that night had a dream in which a ‘wise-man’ showed him deep compassion, acceptance, patience and kindness. The next day he began practicing meditation yoga with meditation master Dean Das. It is a lifetime practice.

He also returned to ‘gardening’ and garden design as both a profession and a physical and creative therapy.

Jai has two degrees in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. He is a trained Scuba Diving Instructor and is considered a Senior Meditation Teacher by Meditation Australia (peak body). He holds a coat of arms from the College of Arms.