Abigail Yardimci was born in 1978 in Consett, Co. Durham in the UK. She studied Creative Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University including Community Drama, Creative Writing and Live Art. More recently she has re-trained to teach Mindfulness and has written her debut novel, Life is Yours.


Abigail is now a mum of two, one half of a multi-cultural couple and living in South Devon in the UK. She loves writing, painting, yoga and giggling with her boys. She has learned by now that the only way to live life is with authenticity and has discovered how to do this through tapping into her creative urges, taking walks by the sea, meditating every day and eating plenty of chocolate.



BA (Hons) Creative Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University


Reminiscence Theatre, Age Exchange Theatre Trust

BTEC Contemporary Dance Level 1, Middlesbrough College


Arts in Youth Justice Settings, Arts Council of England


Arts Award Facilitator & Trainer, Arts Council of England & Trinity Guildhall


Performance & Film Interaction, Forkbeard Fantasy


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – 5 week, Living Mindfully CIC


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – 8 week, Living Mindfully CIC

Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner Training, Change U


.b Teacher Training, Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1, Centre For Mindfulness, Bangor University


Living Mindfully in Education Primary Teacher Training, Living Mindfully CIC


Introduction to Safeguarding Children, Action For Children

Multi-Agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health One Day Awareness Training, Institute of Health Visiting


Infant States & Attachment, Perinatal Mental Health Service, Torbay

SafeTalk Suicide Alertness Training, Living Works

Perinatal Mental Health - An Overview, Mother & Baby Unit NHS Devon Partnership

Intrusive Thoughts, Mother & Baby Unit NHS Devon Partnership


1999 – 2001

Assistant Arts Development Officer, Middlesbrough Council

2001 – 2007

Founder, Director and Artist, Busy Ape Arts Ltd, Co. Durham

2007 – 2012

Director and Artist, A Bee Art

2008 – Present

Mother of two terrifying boys, Yardimci Inc

2012 – 2015

Creator of The Cool Rule Book, The Cool Rule Company

2014 – 2016

Mindfulness Teacher / Project Manager, Living Mindfully CIC

2017 – Present

Author of the Life Is Yours Trilogy

Blogger and Creative Mindfulness Teacher for young people and families

1-to-1 Peer Support for Perinatal Care Charity, Little Bluebell

Abigail has a full, clean driving licence, full public liability insurance and an enhanced DBS check in place

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