Hosshin Ananda

Dharma Hermit
Meditation, Yoga and Qi Gong Teacher 
Permaculturist & Organic Grower


My name is Hosshin Ananda (formerly known as Leon Moore) and I am the director of the not for profit social enterprise Heartmind. I am a trained yoga and mindfulness teacher and have through Heartmind since 2008 run yoga classes, mindfulness courses, weekly meditation classes and retreats in Derbyshire, both with the general public and with various organisations, successfully training over 1500 people in my 'Heartfulness for Well Being' meditation and healthy living course. As a result, I was incredibly honoured in 2014 to be invited to develop and lead what became a 3 year project to introduce mindfulness and compassion practices to staff working for Derbyshire Police Constabulary, which at the time was probably a national first in the field of mindfulness in the UK. I also have a passion for growing food and studied a City & Guilds in Organic Horticulture at Broomfield Agricultural College between 2000-2, whilst also independently studying to become a Permaculture Designer. In 2010 I decided to study Sustainable Development at degree level because of my concern for the way human society is rapidly developing, I believe in the wrong direction, on this beautiful Earth. I am now in a new phase of life, where I have chosen to live full time as a 'dharma hermit' for want of a better term. This new path is so I can focus more on my own spiritual practice of heartfulness meditation and set up Heartmind Retreat, not only as a home and spiritual sanctuary for myself, but as a micro-living project that builds on my previous experiences to demonstrate, and thus inspire, a way forwards for others to embrace similar endeavours in their own lives. As Mahatma Gandhi once said;

"Be the change you wish to see in the world"