My name is Manuel Grau, and I was born in Barcelona, Spain. One day as I was in a bookstore, I ran into a book that changed my life. It was “Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life”, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. That was the key that opened me the door into meditation and mindfulness. That was the key that changed my life.

Shortly after, I did the 8 week MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) Course at The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University of Bangor in Wales with Vanessa Hope as my teacher and facilitator. Since then I have completed my training at The Center for Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santoreli, Florence Meleo-Meyers, Bob Stahl and Carolyn West . I started applying Mindfulness techniques with my patients in my Dermatology and Psychodermatology Clinic in Valencia, Spain.

I have done silent retreats with teachers such as Catherine McGee, Sharda Rogell, Arinna Weissman, Pascal Auclair and Winnie Nazarko.