AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION COURSE
Mindfulness Works exclusive 4 week mindfulness course for beginners. Only $125 and a great place to start your Mindfulness Journey. This course is Australia’s most popular beginners mindfulness course.
MINDFULNESS 2.0 OFFICIAL FOLLOW UP COURSE
A 4 week course specifically designed for Mindfulness Works Intro course graduates and those with some mindfulness or meditation experience.
OTHER FOLLOW-UP COURSES, RETREATS AND MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) COURSES.
OTHER FOLLOW UP COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
4-week Mindfulness Challenge
Kick-start your mindfulness and meditation practice:
Relieve stress, anxiety and maximise well-being to create a meaningful life.
Are you overwhelmed with stress and life’s demands? Do you experience constant negative mind chatter? Do you find it difficult to manage your emotions? Mindfulness and meditation can transform your entire world from the inside out and help you regain power over your life.
This life-changing course will support you to find clarity and remain calm in the most challenging times.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Establish a daily mindfulness practice
- Feel calmer and more relaxed
- Reduce your levels of stress
- Improve focus and attention
- Distance yourself from negative mind chatter and over-thinking
- Manage challenging emotions effectively
- Stop worrying and be more present
- Bring compassion into your life.
MINDSET RESET PROGRAM CHALLENGE
ONLINE — 21 DAYS
Make today the day you take a step toward changing your life for the better!
The Mindset Reset Happiness Challenge is sent direct to your email Inbox every day for 21 days. Just commit and set a time each day to go through the program and complete the activities. If you miss a day, just catch up and keep going. Each day should take only 30 minutes or less to complete.
Trainer: The Happiness Ninja aka Jamie Rose
When: Once you sign up
Cost: Buy full program — Only $47.00; Try 4 days Free Trial with option to buy $97.00
For More Information: http://thehappinessninja.com.au
KURANDA near CAIRNS
EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL) or
MINDFULNESS WITH HORSES
Strengthening relationships through
social and emotional development and self-awareness
HORSE WISDOM PROGRAM (6 WEEK PROGRAM) $600
- The Horse Wisdom Program is the signature program of the Equine Psychotherapy Institute and is done as six individual sessions or a one-day workshop. This workshop is ideal for personal development and/or skills-building. Six key themes are explored: awareness, boundaries, thinking, feeling, relationships and facing life’s challenges. The program can also be customised to suit individual needs.
- Professional development session for your work team – $ 100 per person
- Individual sessions for children and adults – $ 80 per session
- Drug- and alcohol-specific sessions for organisations – price on enquiry
- School-based sessions – price on enquiry.
MONTHLY MINDFULNESS CLASS
First Saturday of each month
If you have some meditation experience and need to re-establish your practice, find out more about mindfulness or like the energy of group meditation, this class is perfect for you. This is not a class for absolute beginners.
Date: First Saturday of each month starting 2 March, 2019
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Graceville Presbyterian Church, 12 Bank Road, Graceville
Cost: $20.00 per class
Facilitator: Kate Hubert
To Register: Please message or phone Kate on 0403 865 901. Booking is required as space is limited.
8 WEEKS OF BEFRIENDING OURSELVES
October – December
Most of us are incredibly kind towards others, but tend to be a lot more critical, judgemental and unforgiving towards ourselves.
The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programme is a way to learn how to motivate yourself and build your inner resources with mindfulness, kindness and compassion.
This warm-hearted, open-minded course allows us insight into our emotional discomfort, together with the resources to help maintain balance, build resilience, improve relationships and decrease our suffering.
- how to give yourself permission to stop, slow down and savour the moment
- how to stop being so hard on yourself
- how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
- how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
- mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
- the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
- how to become your own best friend and ally
Expect lots of practice time, juicy discussions and opportunities to share the joys and sorrows of being human with like-minded people.
MSC is a practical, evidence-based program, transforming our relationship to our thoughts and emotions and offering you a way to tolerate and tackle the challenges of a busy world.
It’s great value, costing less than $20 per hour and includes free guided audio and workbook.
FREE WEEKLY MEDITATION
Mondays from 15 July
Bookings are essential, and places are limited to 15. Please tell us if you are coming on Facebook, or by text message:
Looking forward to practising together with you!
Venue: The Community Place Kalinga, 20 Clark Street, Kalinga.
A ONE-DAY RETREAT
REST YOUR MIND AND CONNECT WITH NATURE
Sunday, 27 October
Do you feel overwhelmed with the busyness of life? Does your mind need a break?
Then join us for a well-deserved day-long mindfulness meditation retreat in the beautiful nature of Mount Samson, only a 45min drive from Brisbane CBD.
A unique opportunity to learn and practise mindfulness and meditation away from the busy city life. This retreat covers both the theory of mindfulness and practical exercises and meditations leading towards inner calm, presence and well-being.
Throughout the day you will be guided through different practices including mindfulness of breath and body awareness, mindful walking and movement, mindful eating and sitting meditations. There are also opportunities to rest, relax and connect with nature.
Date: Sunday, 27 October
Time: 9.45am – 5.00pm
Venue: 6 Lyell Court, Mt Samson QLD
Price: $110 – $125
Limited Space – Book now to avoid disappointment!
MINDFULNESS CIRCLE BRISBANE
FREE LUNCHTIME SESSIONS
Join our FREE Mindfulness and Wellness lunchtime sessions (12:00pm – 12:45pm) in CBD. Take a break from your busy schedule and join our community of like-minded people to practise mindfulness, stress reduction and wellbeing activities.
These sessions are designed to help you relax, destress and rejuvenate, so you can be the BEST version of yourself. We will have different practices to help you reset the day and find the JOY in everyday life.
We have partnered with WeWork, 192 Central @ 310 Edward Street, Brisbane. These sessions will take place fortnightly on Wednesdays.
MINDFULNESS IN NATURE DAY RETREAT
A mindful day in the mountains, including yoga, mindfulness meditation, vegetarian lunch and rainforest walk amongst the lush rainforest of ANANDA.
Dates: 19 and 27 October
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: ANANDA Rainforest Retreat, Currumbin Valley
Facilitator: Gustavo Sé Cestari
SILENT RAINFOREST MEDITATION RETREAT
ANANDA RAINFOREST RETREAT
2-day Retreat, 26 and 27 October
Seclude to silence and meditation and have a quiet and nourishing weekend in the rainforest.
Take advantage of the silent energy of the group and the stillness of the forest and deepen your meditation practice.
What is included:
- Guided mindfulness meditations by an experienced practitioner
- Silent meditations with mountain views
- Mindful walk through the rainforest and solo time connecting to nature
- Short talks on key aspects of meditation and mindfulness
- Mindful movement and Qi Gong practices
- Support in working with challenges in the meditation
- Time allocated for questions
- Detox juices and herbal tea (bring a vegetarian meal if you wish or enjoy the benefits of juicing).
Apart from a short talk on the day and moments of mindful enquire; most of the day is meditation and silence.
Dates: 26 and 27 October (2-day Retreat)
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: ANANDA Rainforest Retreat
Accommodation: Can be organised separately or simply join in the day
Facilitator: Gustavo Sé Cestari
Cost: $95 (1 day Retreat) and $190 (2-day Retreat)
MINDFULNESS SITTING GROUP
This is an opportunity to continue your practice of Mindfulness and Meditation with like-minded people.
Once you have completed your Mindfulness Introductory Course with Mindfulness Works Australia, you are invited to join our sitting group which will be held on Thursday evenings at 8.00pm and lead by an experienced meditation facilitator.
With only a minimal cost of $4 to cover the hire of the room, we will start with a lovely hot cuppa and then have a general discussion on topics related to mindfulness and meditation directed by the group. We will finish the evening with a meditation for about 20 minutes.
When: Thursday evenings 8.00pm to approx 9.00pm;
Where: 67 Percy Street, Mitcham in the Studio above the garage
How much: Only $4 to cover the cost of hiring the space which can be paid on the day. You don’t need to pay anything when booking in; booking in is helpful to know how many people are coming and to be able to contact you if, for whatever reason, there might be a change to schedule.
Booking: http://www.perfectlybalancedlife.com.au/mindfulness-courses/. You will be then diverted to Mindbody booking system where you create a log in.
MONTHLY SITTING GROUP
The Meditation Collective is a people of colour-led multi-disciplinary group exploring contemplative practices and well-being.
The Meditation Collective aims to create a safe space for people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to facilitate inquiry into the intersectionality of spirituality, identity, gender, culture, wisdom and tradition.
The Meditation Collective is appropriate for all abilities and skill levels; from those who are new to meditation to those experienced in a practice.
MONDAY MORNINGS | PRACTICE GROUP
Come and re-connect with yourself and with others who are exploring mindfulness and self-care.
These sessions are for all Mindfulness Works course graduates and involve an hour of led practice, discussion and inquiry.
When: Monday mornings, 11.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: 20 Murray Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058
Facilitator: Coco Nkrumah, Head Trainer, Reality Based Mindfulness
Cost: $7 in cash on the day. There is no need to book; just show up!
SATURDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | FREE! OUTDOOR MINDFULNESS TRAINING
Welcome to Reality Based Mindfulness (RBM). We are dedicated to providing mindfulness training in a range of contexts. Operating outdoors in parks throughout Melbourne we strive to enable you to apply mindfulness techniques to your daily life. With our wide range of mindful therapy services, we can help you improve your general wellbeing, focus and productivity.
The RBM Approach: You might be wondering, like many of our students, how the teaching of mindfulness techniques can be applied to everyday life. The RBM approach focuses on real world situations, not just traditional meditation. Through our outdoor meditation sessions in local parts, we target real world situations as opposed to controlled environments. While a more challenging environment, this will make it easier to integrate the practice into daily life. Much like a sports coach trains an athlete in sports specific exercises, we train mindfulness for the real world.
When: Saturdays, 10.30am – 11.30am, Wednesdays, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Elk Wellbeing, 282A Queens Parade, Fitzroy
Facilitator: Coco Nkrumah
To Register RSVP required. Phone 0411 703 515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE MINDFUL WALKING GROUP
EDWARD LAKES PARK (RESERVOIR)
Joining our mindful walking program is perfect for all ages and fitness levels.
- Learn how to meditate
- Increase focus and productivity
- Meet new people.
All sessions are FREE!
When: Monday mornings. Begins 23 April for 8 weeks
Time: 9.30am – 10.30am
Where: We will meet at the rotunda at Edwards Lake Park (Reservoir). Please arrive 15 mins early as we start 9.30am sharp.
MINDFULNESS PRACTICE GROUP
Last Monday in the month
At the end of the four-week Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course and the eight-week MBSR course, most people feel the desire to continue engaging in the practice with some support.
These are drop-in groups so there is no need to register. Come and kick start your week with a mindful practice and meditation.
When: Last Monday of the month
Time: 8.15pm – 9.00pm
Venue: The Hurstbridge Hub, 50 Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge
Facilitator: Catherine Ogilvy
ADELAIDE AND WILLUNGA (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION DROP-IN
First Sunday of the Month
Come along to our growing community as we gather, have a chat and practise a variety of mindfulness meditations.
You are welcome to join our tribe and give yourself a mindfulness boost, either at the session or afterwards at Cibo Hutt St.
When: First Sunday of the Month
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am
Venue: Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide
Facilitator: Anne Rodgers
Cost: $5 donation
WEEKLY DROP-IN MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP
When: Tuesday evenings
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Studio Soul Space, Willunga
Facilitator: Cherise Vallet
Cost: $10 per session
When: Sunday, 24 November
Facilitator: Leanne Camilleri
Cost: $10 per session
For More Information: Contact Leanne at email@example.com or ph 0408 847 858
WEEKLY MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS
Mindfulness meditation is becoming increasingly popular and is scientifically proven to be highly effective in reducing stress, relieving anxiety and increasing feelings of relaxation and overall happiness and wellbeing.
The Yoga Clinic Perth offers a weekly mindfulness meditation class for beginners, or more experienced meditators who enjoy practising together as a group. This class will support you to establish or maintain a regular mindfulness meditation practice.
The practice of mindfulness meditation helps us to still the fluctuations in our mind, supporting us to feel calmer, grounded and more connected. Regular mindfulness meditation practice provides greater levels of self-acceptance, increased capacity for compassion in self and others, improved personal relationships and a greater sense of depth and meaning in our lives.
When: Wednesday evenings
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: The Yoga Clinic Perth, 2/220 Carr Place, Leederville
Facilitator: Claire Guild
For More Information: https://theyogaclinicperth.com
FORTNIGHTLY MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES
MURDOCH AND ROCKINGHAM (PERTH)
MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Perth)
Karen Metcalf welcomes anyone who would like to practise mindfulness in a group, in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. The fortnightly classes cater for Introduction to Mindfulness graduates and anyone with some experience of meditation. The classes include guided meditation, tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives and build on learning from the Introductory course. Karen is happy to include topics on request.
As a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Karen also facilitates Perth MBSR courses.
To register your interest and for more details for the Murdoch and Rockingham fortnightly classes, or Perth MBSR, please email Karen Metcalf at firstname.lastname@example.org
SYDNEY AND NORTHERN BEACHES
Courses for TEACHERS
Resilience Programs for Students
Create a thriving and supportive school environment with mindfulness. Our programs are based on the highly acclaimed MBSR course and we offer Mindful Parenting programs as part of a whole school approach.
Mindfulness builds resilience and reduces bullying. Contact Lydia to talk about making your school a mindful place with courses for Teachers and Resilience Education for students.
Teens are reporting great benefits with the new MBSR Teen course:
- greater self-regulation, managing difficult emotions, impulses and moods
- reduced stress and anxiety
- real tools to navigate the pressure of exams
- time-management skills, greater focus, less procrastination
- increased self-acceptance, confidence and optimism.
Facilitator: Lydia Vorona
For Enquiries: Phone Lydia on 0408 218 303 or visit www.bestill.com.au
MINDFUL RETREATS IN THE CITY
MOSMAN HEADLAND PARK, SYDNEY
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Join us for a day of peaceful practice in beautiful bush and harbour surroundings in Mosman. This is a chance to immerse yourself in the practice of mindfulness, to reconnect and refresh.
You will be guided through many different mindfulness practices during the day, including sitting, walking and gentle movement. There will be time to eat mindfully, to rest and to reconnect with nature. We finish the day with a group discussion,
Experience the gift of inner silence and the benefits of taking time out to nurture yourself with mindfulness.
Dates: Sunday, 24 November, 2019
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm (Please arrive by 9.45am)
Where: Mosman Dance Studio, Mosman Headland Park precinct
Cost: $90 for one Sunday, or $70 for previous Mindfulness Works graduates
Facilitator: Lydia Vorona
Morning tea provided, please bring your own lunch to eat mindfully. Small kitchen and fridge available. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Free parking available in the park precinct main carpark.
CONNECT MINDFULLY WITH NATURE
AVALON, NORTHERN BEACHES
Saturday, 14 December 2019 and Saturday, 18 January 2020
We will immerse ourselves in nature where you will be invited through gentle guidance to open up to the beauty of the present moment.
We will explore the following:
- How to use your senses of sight, smell, touch and hearing to become even more present in nature.
- Letting go into the present moment to explore your spacious connection with nature and the heightened senses and feeling of peace that may arise.
- Guided open awareness mindfulness meditation.
In the walk, we will mindfully practise ‘being’ instead of ‘doing’. Therefore the walk will be more like a slow wander as opposed to a strenuous bush walk. The walking track will at times be uneven so suitable walking shoes are recommended.
In order for participants to get the most out of the session, the group will be limited to 4 participants.
Dates and Time: Saturday, 14 December and Saturday, 18 January (10.00am – 12.15pm)
Where: Angophora Reserve, Avalon. We will meet at the entrance on Palmgrove Road.
Facilitator: Gavin Eichholz
Cost: $30 per person — place reserved on payment via EFT before walk.
For Enquiries: To find out more about mindful walking, see past participants testimonials and to book your place contact Gavin at email@example.com or visit www.empowertoshine.com.au/workshops
EXPLORING MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WITH iREST® YOGA NIDRA
RICHMOND AND BAULKHAM HILLS
This four week Exploring Mindfulness Meditation course is a perfect follow-on from the introductory mindfulness course. It will teach the iRest® yoga nidra meditation protocol as a basis for further exploration of mindfulness.
It could be said that the 10 steps of iRest® are Universal truths that lead you to peace, happiness and wholeness — to return you to your innate state of simply being — to get acquainted and familiar with that part of you that remains unbroken and is always whole and complete. It is spiritual exploration, without any trace of religion, and yet it is completely compatible with religion.
This course will give you tools that you can apply 24/7 in your life. It will offer you a complete self-care system that you can weave into your life in a way that works for your unique circumstances. You may be seeking to manage challenging circumstances in your life, find relief from pain or insomnia or other health concerns. You may be seeking a greater sense of purpose or meaning in your life. Whatever healing is required, it will come out of wholeness that is already yours, rather than moving away from a sense of lack. You don’t need to be fixed or changed. You are already whole. You will discover that you are your own teacher and experience ways to reconnect to this ever-present wisdom within you.
This course is taught in a trauma sensitive manner.
Catherine is an IRI Certified iRest® teacher.
Richmond: Wednesdays, 15 April – 6 May (6.30pm – 8.00pm)
Baulkham Hills: Saturdays, 9 May – 30 May (4.00pm – 5.30pm)
Baulkham Hills: Saturdays, 31 October – 21 November (4.00pm – 5.30pm)
Cost: $150 standard, $125 concession/student
Facilitator: Catherine Sherlock
For More Information: Go to Yoga from Inside