Founder of MyEirene Ltd
Wishing you a warm welcome! My name is Jamila Akhtar and I am the founder of MyEirene Ltd.
I set up this company so that I could fulfil my soul purpose of guiding others to find affordable, elegant and holistic solutions to combat their low-mid level mental and physical distresses after coming across the wonderful benefits of mindfulness just under 2 years ago. Since then, mindfulness has become a part of my daily routine.
As someone who suffered from high-functioning anxiety, stress and general unhappiness and frustration with my life, turning to mindfulness was one of the best things that happened for me because it showed me how to heal myself: how to let go of trauma and negativity. And despite the toughness, as I work through whatever comes up for me, I am incredibly grateful for mindfulness providing a solid bedrock from which to heal upon.
When the ‘global shutdown’ occurred back in the spring of 2020, I became acquainted with mindfulness properly through a friend of mine who asked me to join a 21-day meditation challenge (put on by Deepak Chopra).
Despite being hesitant, my instincts told me this was something my soul needed to do, so I took the plunge (a huge step for me) and dove right in. This is how I found my soul's purpose. And now, almost 2 years later, I have embarked on a journey of making mindfulness more accessible to everyone I can.
The MyEirene Club Membership – which I am currently developing – is going to encompass a whole range of mindfulness tools, techniques and practices that are geared to helping you mitigate your own mental and even physical distress. I’m so elated to be guiding others – this is what I have wanted for so long. It is truly a joy to be building this platform and providing a safe haven for people to heal, grow and blossom. And I want to thank each and every one of you for being here and helping to ground this beautiful concept into reality.
A little bit about me:
I hail from Ottawa, Canada but grew up in Dubai, U.A.E. Two wildly different and yet completely similar places. I currently live in Guildford, U.K. after having spent 7 years in London, U.K. where I completed my higher education and began my career. I have a BA in Interior Design and an MSc in Digital Marketing. Between education, I worked in a large branding company for a year and then interned at a small property development company for a few months.
The 9-5, work-for-someone-else career was never my cup of tea. I’ve always known I would one day run my own company, although I can honestly say I never thought it’d be this soon!
Aside from being a mindfulness practitioner, I am also an artist. Art is my first love, my first passion – I’ve been creating art since I could hold a pen. My art is my greatest form of therapy and I mainly paint using acrylics as I find they come naturally to me. I am also huge into shuffling – a style of EDM dance – of which I am becoming more involved in the shuffling community, a space where I feel so welcomed and connected.
If you want to know more about my mindfulness journey, check out my very first blog post here: