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Cornelius is a Harley Street based meditation teacher and a founder of the Bodhimaya detox retreat

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Cornelius created Bodhimaya in 2012. His aim was to a create wellness experience that bought together the ancient wisdom of the East and the most advanced scientific developments in the field of nutrition and rejuvenation. 

He found that by personalising people programmes to their exact needs and working with them one-to-one, he and his team were able to have a significant impact on people.

These deeply transformative retreat experiences soon became popular. From those simply looking to de-stress and relax through to those needing help with more serious health concerns, the retreats offered a highly personalised approach that met their needs with authentic and effective solutions. 

Since 2012 Bodhimaya has received outstanding press reviews, international recognition and become the the go-to retreat for those looking to escape and rejuvenate their mind and body,

In 2015 Bodhimaya won a Condè Nast Spa Award for being the best personalised wellness experience and then in 2017 a Tatler Spa Award for the best gut repair programme. 

Cornelius is also a mind, meditation and Eastern philosophy expert. He is one of only a handful of people to have explored the ancient mind teachings of the East to such a depth. He has spent over twenty years studying Eastern philosophies and their therapeutic applications.

The knowledge and experience he has gained over the years have given him a deep insight into the human condition and unique ability to help others.

His approach to the mind uses on logic, observation and insight to help people reduce unnecessary stress and develop a wiser and more relaxed approach to life.

Renowned for his his ability to help people navigate through challenging situations, Cornelius has become a sought after advisor. His clients include some of the world’s leading business men and women, politicians and celebrities.