Oh, I’ve had my moments and if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else.
Just moments. One after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

Nadine Stair (age 85)

Upcoming Events

  • Winter warmer – 2024
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    When: Every Wednesday 6-8pm from 17 July - 4 Sept 2024, plus Saturday 24 August
    Where: In person in the Cape Town city centre
    Cost: R5500 (Early bird R5250 before 31 April 2024)


About the Cape Mindfulness Institute

The Cape Mindfulness Institute was established in 2023 by Tessa Roos and Jacqui Wigg. The Cape Mindfulness Institute offers mindfulness programmes in-person in Cape Town and online to both individuals and organisations. The Institute provides a range of programmes. These include both well established programmes such as MBSR as well as novel adaptations for specific organisational needs. Core to all of our teaching is the commitment to teach mindfulness ethically and professionally, in the pursuit of relieving suffering and improving personal wellbeing.


Dr Tessa Roos

MBChB (UCT), DMH (SA), FCPsych (SA), MMed Psych (Stell), RCPsych (UK)

She has her Certificate in Mindfulness Interventions from Stellenbosch University and has been teaching Mindfulness in the medical, workplace and private fields since 2020. She spearheaded a programme to implement Mindfulness in the curriculum for medical students at the University Of Cape Town. She has taught mindfulness to health care workers, students, academics and other professionals. She is a guest speaker on mindfulness at various health care professional congresses. She served on the board of the Mindfulness Institute of South Africa and remains a professional member. She is a specialist psychiatrist in private practice in Cape Town.

Jacqui Wigg

BA Hons; Post Graduate 
Certificate in Education

She has her Post-Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Interventions from Stellenbosch University and has completed her training for Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace with the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation. Her mindfulness teaching experience has been in the medical, private and corporate sectors, running successful groups since 2020. In addition, she is a seasoned educational professional with experience in teaching, educational product development and has held leadership positions within educational organisations. She is a professional member of the Mindfulness Institute of South Africa.

What is Mindfulness?

In an increasingly fast-paced and demanding world, Mindfulness helps us to develop greater resilience and deepens our wellbeing. It can be defined as “paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment in the mind, body and external environment, with an attitude of curiosity and kindness” (Mindful Nation Report). It is a capacity that we all have and through mindfulness meditation, we reconnect with this capacity. There are many misconceptions about meditation.

Read more about what meditation is and what meditation isn’t here:

Reflections on meditation

Read more about the attitudes of mindfulness which can be thought of as the soil which we cultivate our mindfulness in:

Attitudes of Mindfulness

Try it now

Find yourself a quiet space for a few minutes and try this very short body scan practice done from your chair.

short body scan