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Andy Puddicombe, Co-Founder, Headspace

Andy Puddicombe is a co-founder of Headspace. In his early twenties, midway through a Sports Science degree and a very typical student life, Andy made the radical decision to give it all up and set off to Asia to become a Buddhist monk. He spent a decade studying meditation and mindfulness, ordaining in both the Burmese and Tibetan traditions.

In 2004, Andy returned to the UK with just one goal in mind: to demystify meditation and make it accessible to all. Following years of private practice, and a chance meeting with co-founder Rich Pierson, Headspace launched in 2010. The Headspace app followed in 2012.

Follow Andy on Twitter: @andypuddicombe

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