About Us

Welcome to MINA

The Mindfulness Institute of Namibia was started in the hearts of Iani and Suzi long before it was formally launched in 2020. With the aim of sharing their love for, and belief in the practice of mindfulness in the area of stress reduction and management; reduction, understanding, and management of stress-related physical and physiological conditions.

Our mission and objectives are to take mindfulness practices to the community at large through facilitating workshops, retreats, interventions to individuals, groups, corporations, small businesses, schools, communities, correctional facilities, healthcare facilities, and online via an interactive, informative, and resource-filled website and app.

MINA focuses on a diverse spectrum of mindfulness practices as tools for individuals – adults and children – and businesses – small and corporate, to manage stress and incorporate into their daily lives to maintain a healthy mind-body state. The effects of stress can be treated, and future stressful situations managed with ‘tools’ that are easy to learn, adaptable to all ages, and require no special equipment to keep the practice on a daily basis.

Meet the team

Iani de Kock

Iani de Kock holds an Honour’s degree in Human Resources Management and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She is registered with the HPCNA as a Clinical Psychologist and as a psychologist in private practice, a mental health hospital and in Corporate Wellness. Iani has over 15 years’ experience in education, training, group facilitation and training content design, allowing for specialised wellness solutions tailored to your specific corporate wellness needs, including a host of team-building and wellness activities and themes ranging from organisational design, team dynamics and systems theory, stress and burnout, building resilience, communication, conflict resolution, assertiveness training, employee motivation, mental health advocacy and trauma debriefings.

Suzi Seha

Suzi Seha is a mindfulness facilitator, meditation mentor, yoga teacher, children’s yoga teacher trainer and ‘inspired living’ workshop facilitator. At MINA, Suzi facilitates mindfulness practices including yoga, meditation and breathing, supports at MINA’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs facilitated by Iani de Kock. She also offers wellness retreats, mindfulness classes to children and community groups, and mindfulness & creativity workshops. Suzi has extensive practice in working with the energy system of the body. Suzi has been immersed in the industry since 2011. Training includes yoga teacher training, mindfulness teacher training, meditation teacher training and an intense personal practice and self-study.

Jessé Strauss

Jessé Strauss is a registered Psychological Counsellor working at Being Well Psychology. Jessé has a Bachelor in Psychology (BPsych) and graduated in 2019 from the University of Namibia. She started her mindfulness meditation practice in October 2020. Having always been curious about mindfulness Jessé started her journey and soon discovered how life changing it can be. Jessé completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme three times and each experience has been different. It has helped her navigate some difficulties she had been struggling with in her personal life. Jessé’s passion and love for mindfulness meditation has grown through the programme and it has now become a part of her lifestyle.

Leandré Kurz

Leandré Kurz is a Clinical Psychologist. She started her own private practice, Blossom Psychology, in 2021 after having worked in the field of psychology since 2012. She has worked in private practice and government service in various areas such as career guidance and counselling, psychoeducation, individual and group therapy and psychopathology, substance use rehabilitation, MVA rehabilitation, grief counselling, psychological debriefing and crisis psychosocial support, self-care and psychometric assessment. She completed a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Namibia in 2018. Subsequently, she has been focused on training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy interventions for the management of emotional dysregulation, of which mindfulness is an intergral component. She considers self-care, rest, adventure and meaningful time spent with loved ones, as essentials for emotional wellbeing.