David Cornwell was born and raised in Ireland. He completed an undergraduate degree in Geography at Northumbriua University Newcastle upon Tyne. He started practicing meditation during university when he was 19 years old. Upon leaving university David worked as a meditation and yoga teacher, settling in Istanbul Turkey, where he founded Cihangir Yoga, a studio that today employs 100 people, teaching 600 students per day.
David began training with Steve Hoskinson in 2013. The models of Organic Intelligence® underpin much of David’s work. David is currently completing a Masters program at the Karuna University in the UK in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic practice. David is also enrolled to study a masters in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice at the department of psychiatry at Oxford University, beginning October 2018.
David currently lives in Mallorca with his wife and two children, where he maintains a private practice. He continues to travel to Turkey where he co-directs a pioneering mindfulness clinic located within Turkey’s American Hospital, which provides inpatient care, as well as an educational outreach program. David offers trainings in mindfulness skills for health care professionals in Turkey.