Meditation & Mindfulness Courses & Retreats

Meditation and mindfulness made simple, easy and enjoyable.

Relax, sleep better and discover calm and clarity within — on one of our regular meditation and mindfulness coursesworkshops or retreats.

You’ll learn proven strategies for reducing stress and anxiety, settling an overactive or overwhelmed mind, and finding a sense of peace, whenever and wherever you are.

Course Info | Venues | Schedule

Since completing the Melbourne Meditation Centre’s Beginners Course, I have recommended it to many of my patients. Why? Not only does the course teach a range of practical techniques that help to reduce stress and anxiety, it is firmly grounded in medical research and evidence.

Highly recommended.

Dr Amanda Osborne

Casey Medical Centre, Cranbourne

Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners Courses start  from February 3.
Classes run on most evenings, in venues across Melbourne (and fill up fast).

September 24

How To Meditate Workshop

Sunday, 2 — 5pm
St Kilda

September 24

Beginner Courses

Sundays through Thursdays
Venues across Melbourne

September 25

Meditation Teacher Training

Mondays, 8:15 — 9:45pm
CliftonHill

September 25

Weekend Retreat

Friday — Sunday at Millgrove, Yarra Valley

September 25

Sleep Better

How to fall and stay asleep easily. 7 Guided Meditations.

Bulk Billed Private Consultations

If you require one-on-one meditation and mindfulness instruction and have a referral from your doctor under the Mental Health Treatment Plan, you are entitled to six sessions with our Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. The full cost is covered by Medicare. More info…
I have only great things to say about MMC. I did the 6 week course in 2008 and it continues to offer such a wealth of resources and opportunities. Definitely sign up to the free monthly newsletter they offer. Such a gem that I wish I had found ages ago.read more
Sabina Vitacca
Sabina Vitacca
03:47 29 Aug 18
I completed Meditation Teacher Training with Matt at the end of 2016 and since then have been working on developing my wellness business while also running another business full time. I launched my new business a couple of months ago and have been using my meditation training to develop online meditation streams for my clients. The course was really well put together and easy to follow and even though I have been meditating for a number of years, I learnt so much more about my own practise and also how to support others with their meditation and mindfulness. This course will help you to develop the confidence and knowledge to write and present well thought out meditation scripts and how to integrate meditiation and mindfulness into your existing business or a new business. Matt encourages involvement from everyone so that you can develop your insights and skills, and the group environment was supportive and inclusive 🙂 I recommend enrolling if you're considering teaching meditation and mindfulness!!read more
Michelle Emma
Michelle Emma
02:20 21 May 18
I've just returned from a 5 day meditation retreat with Melbourne Meditation Centre which I thoroughly enjoyed. The timetable is curated perfectly with enough space between sessions to rest, go for a walk, read or lay in the sun. While the retreat is in silence there are sessions which involve teaching and sharing of experiences and it's amazing how well you connect with people, without conversations, through this safe and open space Matt so seamlessly creates. Matt's facilitation of the retreat, along with his teaching and insights into meditation are some of the magic ingredients which make this retreat so accessible and valuable to all. Liu's gentle yoga and masterful Yoga Nidra each day are another big draw card. I would thoroughly recommend Matt's retreats to anyone needing to take a break from life and find new perspectives and energy to take back to the world with them. Looking forward to next year!read more
Nicky Angelone
Nicky Angelone
21:57 07 Nov 18
I recently attended the March long weekend retreat and it was wonderful! Our teachers, Matt and Peter provided a safe space for us to learn about meditation or reconnect with our practice. I was able to reconnect with myself, connect with lovely like minded others, and enrich my practice of meditation. All of this took place in a beautiful and tranquil location with great amenities and delicious meals. This is the second retreat I have attended and I look forward to attending many more.read more
Susie Gonzalez
Susie Gonzalez
09:44 15 Mar 17
I recently completed the Teacher Training course with Matt. It exceeded my expectations on so many different levels. The way Matt breaks down and explains the content is engaging and easy to understand. I now feel confident that with practice on my part, i'll be able to deliver quality meditation classes going forward. Highly recommended. Thanks Mattread more
Nick Scott
Nick Scott
03:50 22 Jul 17
I have completed my beginners course, a mini retreat & meditation teacher course at MMC & have thoroughly enjoyed them all. I have tried other meditation courses and none of them compare to Melbourne Meditation Centre, I highly recommend Matt & his staff.read more
Caroline Paterson
Caroline Paterson
06:22 04 Jan 19
Excellent, accessible, sincere meditation. The retreat is in a breathtaking location, and allows you to go as you want. Highly recommend the Melbourne Meditation Center to anyone new or old to meditation. You can trust all courses, books, retreats, audio files and other MMC products as being excellent quality.read more
Henry Churchill
Henry Churchill
02:15 04 Nov 16
Great introduction to meditation, simple to follow and safe environment. Weekly summary emails and resources were really helpful to reflect on. Thank you!
Donna Lo Bartolo Shiel
Donna Lo Bartolo Shiel
04:35 29 Nov 18
I am so thankful that I chose to do my training through the Melbourne Meditation Centre. The training was thorough, giving exposure to a multitude of different meditation techniques, plenty of chances to practice guiding and gain honest feedback. The supporting podcasts, notes and reading really enhanced the learning. I am so proud to now be credentialed by the Meditation Association of Australia as a meditation teacher, and to have secured a regular meditation class...all thanks to Matt and his wonderful teaching... thank you so much Matt.read more
Anne Lewis
Anne Lewis
09:03 07 Oct 18
I have got so much out of my experiences with the Melbourne Meditation Centre - it began with the Introduction to Meditation Course, then this year I did a one-day mini-retreat and have recently completed the teacher training course. All have been excellent. Highly recommend!read more
Victoria George
Victoria George
07:17 02 Aug 17
I was recently lucky enough to complete the Meditation teacher training course with Matt, at the Melbourne Meditation Centre. I highly, highly recommend this course for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of meditation in an honest, sincere, open minded, kind, compassionate, intelligent and discerning way.Matts Teachings are unfettered by bias and not constrained to a specific doctrine or mandated by a particular philosophical or spiritual belief. This impartiality gives rise to a clear and broad overview of our approaches to meditation and allows us to consider what really works for us as individuals (and therefore as teachers to support and allow others to do the same) as we question the subtle layers of our own personal indoctrinated ideals.In my experience, Matt's approach to meditation offers tools that invite a discovery of life-long learning, self-growth, self-trust and truth seeking.Matt is a gentle, accepting, open, kind and true teacher. A great strength of Matt's is that he is able to challenge students to honestly question themselves about their own experiences. This leads an individual to develop a greater level of discernment and clarity on the vast subject of meditation, through one’s own experiential insights, rather than students ‘learning’ from a set of ‘rules’ that need to be imbibed , unquestioned, and regurgitated for an exam.The course is extremely well planned, diverse and expansive in its high quality offerings and understandings, regarding the plethora of approaches to meditation. The price of the teacher training course (as well as all of the MMC offerings) is extraordinarily reasonable. I feel it is the best value course I could ever hope to engage in. The contact hours of learning were always enjoyable, challenging and inspiring. In adjunct to this Matt has developed a huge MMC online resource that is available to be utilized by current students and graduates alike. I find this resource to be incredibly illuminating and return to it whenever I am in need of some inspiration and reminders. Matt was extremely supportive and always willing and quick to communicate with me individually when I was requiring help. His commitment to sharing meditation in an honest and unpretentious manner is exemplified by the way he values and supports individuals in an extremely thorough and respectful manner. Matt is humble, unpretentious, open minded and deeply knowledgeable.He is a wonderful teacher for anyone wishing to come to know a broad, unbiased, truthful approach to meditation.I feel really blessed to have been lucky enough to have found Matt at the Melbourne Meditation Centre to study with, as the course has not only positively influenced the way I practice and teach, but it has positively influenced the way I live.read more
Chelsea Leigh Haworth
Chelsea Leigh Haworth
01:10 13 Aug 18
I was recently lucky enough to complete the Meditation teacher training course with Matt, at the Melbourne Meditation Centre. I highly, highly recommend this course for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of meditation in an honest, sincere, open minded, kind, compassionate, intelligent and discerning way.Matts Teachings are unfettered by bias and not constrained to a specific doctrine or mandated by a particular philosophical or spiritual belief. This impartiality gives rise to a clear and broad overview of our approaches to meditation and allows us to consider what really works for us as individuals (and therefore as teachers to support and allow others to do the same) as we question the subtle layers of our own personal indoctrinated ideals.In my experience, Matts approach to meditation offers tools that invite a discovery of life-long learning, self-growth, self-trust and truth seeking.Matt is a gentle, accepting, open, kind and true teacher. A great strength of Matts is that he is able to challenge students to honestly question themselves about their own experiences. This leads an individual to develop a greater level of discernment and clarity on the vast subject of meditation, through one’s own experiential insights, rather than students ‘learning’ from a set of ‘rules’ that need to be imbibed , unquestioned, and regurgitated for an exam.The course is extremely well planned, diverse and expansive in its offerings and understandings, regarding the plethora of approaches to meditation. The price of the teacher training course (as well as all of the MMC offerings) is extraordinarily reasonable. What is delivered in this course provides truly exceptional value! The contact hours of learning were always enjoyable, challenging and inspiring. In adjunct to this Matt has developed a huge MMC online resource that is available to be utilized by current students and graduates alike. I find this resource to be incredibly illuminating and return to it whenever I am in need of some inspiration and reminders. Matt was extremely supportive and always willing and quick to communicate with me individually when I was requiring help. His commitment to sharing meditation in an honest unpretentious manner shines through in the way he values and supports individuals in an extremely thorough and respectful manner. Matt is humble, unpretentious, open minded and deeply knowledgeable.He is a wonderful teacher for anyone wishing to come to know a broad, unbiased, truthful approach to meditation.I feel really blessed to have been lucky enough to have found Matt to study with, as the course has not only positively influenced the way I practice and teach but it has positively influenced the way I live.read more
Chelsea Haworth
Chelsea Haworth
03:25 13 Aug 18
I went away for my first meditation retreat over the Melbourne Cup Weekend and can highly recommend MMC to anyone looking to better connect with themselves. I was welcomed and supported by both Matt and Lynda and most definitely benefitted from there guidance, experience and teaching.read more
Adam Dzwonczyk
Adam Dzwonczyk
02:27 15 Nov 16
This would be one of the most valuable experiences I have had in terms of professional and personal development. I did the 6 Week Beginners Course followed by the Teacher Training, and will now look at doing the Retreat. The sessions were facilitated at a high level comprising of relevant and progressive information, along with a lot of interaction, all in a compassionate and comfortable environment. I have since recommended numerous other people to Melbourne Meditation Centre, who also have loved the experience. Thank you to Matt and everyone else involved for the work that goes in to providing such an amazing service! Gratitude 🙂read more
Fiona Kriaris
Fiona Kriaris
01:29 01 Aug 17
Just completed Melbourne Meditation Centre Meditation Teacher Program. It has provided me with a good understanding of meditation, and has been very useful. I can highly recommend both the meditation teacher program, and the beginner program. It is a great place. Thank you, Matt for all the learnings.read more
Christel Nikolajsen
Christel Nikolajsen
04:54 01 Jan 19
I just attended the long weekend November retreat with Matt and Liu. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to reconnect to themselves in a safe environment to explore.It was a profound experience.And a great bunch of humans attended the retreat.Thank you.read more
Agnes Gonfaus
Agnes Gonfaus
09:57 08 Nov 17
I recently completed Meditation Teacher Training with Matt. I highly recommend this course! At first it seems a bit unusual that you would need to do the Beginners Course as a prerequisite (when you are clearly not a beginner) but the 'unlearning' that you do in both courses sets you up perfectly to teach meditation in the most natural, unforced way. The classes are well planned and hugely supportive, from the practice to the coursework to Matt's guidance (talking me off the ledge the day before I taught my own first class!).The recent Mini Retreat in Clifton Hill was also very beneficial. I felt very lucky to be meditating with a special group of people and I'm inspired to attend a longer retreat later in the year.read more
Kristin Odijk
Kristin Odijk
08:22 12 Apr 18
MMC Teacher Training Course was enjoyable and informative. The interactions/discussions were uplifting and inspiring. The recommended readings and blogs/ted talks etc all contributed to my overall appreciation. I recommend both the beginners course and this course to anyone who wants a well rounded/versatile - in depth study of meditation. The course helps you flesh out your own, unique identity as a meditation teacher. It gives you lots of tips along the way 🙂read more
I recently became an accredited as a Meditation Teacher, after completing the introductory course and Meditation Teacher Training. I'm happy to announce I am now fully accredited, and a registered business owner, you can find me at The Metanoia Movement. Matt and his course taught me countless things, the biggest impact was that it's important to explore our thoughts and emotions, they are our friends and merely messages about our internal and external environment. The more we become curious, and bravely explore them and our body's sensations, we realise we have what we need within us, to find and use our own solutions any challenge. Thanks Matt, keep up the great work!!read more
Sara Villiers
Sara Villiers
07:05 15 Aug 18
I've just returned from my second meditation retreat with Matt which I thoroughly enjoyed and am amazed it could top my first experience last year. The timetable is curated perfectly with enough space between sessions to rest, go for a walk, read or lay in the sun. While the retreat is in silence there are sessions which involve teaching and sharing of experiences and it's amazing how well you connect with people, without conversations, through this safe and open space Matt so seamlessly creates. Matt's facilitation of the retreat, along with his teaching and insights into meditation are some of the magic ingredients which make this retreat so accessible and valuable to all. Liu's gentle yoga and masterful Yoga Nidra each day are another big draw card. I would thoroughly recommend Matt's retreats to anyone needing to take a break from life and find new perspectives and energy to take back to the world with them. Thanks Matt & Liu for your gift of creating what I find to be the perfect space to meditate and stay present.The November 2017 Recollective Awareness retreat was an experience I will remember for a very long time. Thank you Matt for sharing this approach in such a gentle and permissive way, making meditation accessible to all. Your teaching style and ability to explain meditation simply is both a talent and a gift.read more
Nicky Angelone
Nicky Angelone
12:00 08 Nov 17
My experience with MMC was very pleasant, interesting and broadening my knowledge about meditation not only scientifically but also experiential. Everyone who wants to truly start learning and experiencing meditation should participate in one of the courses and enjoy the beneficial outcomes of more self-awareness, consciousness and knowledge!read more
I recently completed my meditation teacher training with Matt & although I am still completing an assignment I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I'm usually not a big fan of writing essays & handing in work as I really never liked school but this has not only been a fun & rewarding experience but it has made me see that this is something I'm truly passionate about. Matt was such a great mentor & I really have to say it's because of him as to why I really enjoyed the teacher training. So thankyou Matt.read more
Wolf Turcic
Wolf Turcic
10:56 10 Aug 18
I've used the Melbourne Meditation Centre for a few years now. I've done 2 day courses, bought the CDs, bought the CDs for other people, done the 6 week course and now just immersed in the 4 day silent retreat. MMC does such a wonderful job of making meditation accessible and therefore valuable. Each experience with Matt and the team leaves you feeling more empowered to live the life you want to, and taking further steps towards self care and compassionate and kind living. It's an ultimate lifehack!read more
Jennifer Frahm
Jennifer Frahm
00:14 03 Nov 16