Mud and Lotus Wellness was started by two Social Work friends and colleagues, Dagmara Urbanowicz and Anna Marie Batelaan. They have been long time Mindfulness and Compassion practitioners who translated their passion into teaching. Like many others they entered the helping profession with the aspiration to help others and alleviate suffering. Their Social Work experience, in working with vulnerable populations, has highlighted to them the importance of attending to their own personal well-being. In thinking about compassionate approaches to helping others, their focus turned to those who deliver the care. They believe that by promoting the well-being and resilience of professional caregivers through Mindfulness and Compassion practices optimizes outcomes of those in their care.