Meditation & Mindfulness Courses for Beginners

6-week courses in suburbs across Melbourne and Geelong.

 

Our six-week course is a great place to begin if you are new to meditation and mindfulness, or looking to refine and develop your skills.

If you have a busy mind (and life), lack discipline and can’t sit still, you’re in the right place.

And if you’re anxious, stressed, overtired, overwhelmed, or tend to overthink, the course will help you to better manage even your most troubling thoughts and emotions. Learn how to:

  • relax your body
  • calm your mind and improve your focus
  • rest deeply and fall asleep
  • manage pain and maintain good health
  • think clearly and creatively.

If weekly classes don’t suit your schedule, or you’d like to try us out before committing to a course, come along to one of our Sunday afternoon workshops.

Where are the courses run?

Classes run in:

  • Glen Waverley: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • Geelong: Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
  • Clifton Hill: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • St Kilda: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm
  • Melbourne CBD: Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm
  • Camberwell: Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:30pm

View venue details.

When does the next course begin?

Courses run continually throughout the year.
Check the course schedule for start dates, times and locations.

How much do courses cost?

$235 / $200 Concession

How do I enrol?

Enrol online via the schedule or registration pages.
Choose to pay via direct debit, credit card or cheque / money order.

Need more details?

See below for what happens and what you will learn on course.
Or find out who we are, how we’re different, and what we do.

Thanks for a great course and for giving me such effective meditation techniques.

I really enjoyed the sessions and the way you conducted them.

Perfect time of the day to go home feeling exceptionally refreshed and human.

Nola B.

Course Details & Features
6 x 90-minute sessions.

Attend classes at any venue.

 

Receive weekly summary emails.

 

Access comprehensive notes.

 

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Download guided meditations.

 

Miss a class? Join in next term.

 

Repeat courses at the concession rate.

 

Thank you again. I had somewhat of an epiphany this week when I was able to control my tension and anxiety in a high level work meeting using a ‘spot’ meditation.

What an incredible thing I’ve learned through your course!

Heidi Q.

What happens on course?

In this practical course — for people with busy minds and lives — you will learn simple, effective techniques for bringing calm and balance into everyday life.

You won’t be required to sit still or stop thinking, but you will learn how to relax your body and calm your mind. You’ll also be able to deal better with worry and anxiety, sleep better and generally enjoy life more.

A range of meditation and mindfulness techniques are taught so that you find the approaches which work best for you.

Each lesson includes a short discussion explaining an aspect of meditation or mindfulness, gentle loosening and stretching exercises, expert guidance through the meditations and opportunities to ask questions.

What will you learn on course?
  • what meditation is, how it works and how to do it.
  • ‘spot’ meditations which you can use to help de-stress / restore clarity and calm
  • sensory awareness exercises for managing worries / helping to stay present
  • mindful movement, breath and body awareness practices for triggering immediate relaxation
  • how to access profound relaxation via meditations on the body, breath, sounds, movement, touch, repeated phrases and simple visualisations
  • unique practices for better managing thoughts and emotions
  • meditations for working with pain and anxiety, and for falling and staying asleep.
What if I’m not a beginner?

We run Sunday mini-retreats for those looking to explore meditation beyond the basics.

Nonetheless, you don’t have to be a beginner to benefit from the Beginner Course.

Students with decades of experience often leave with a new-found appreciation for meditation and mindfulness, having developed a greater understanding of the underlying principles, having been exposed to a range of new techniques and approaches, and having developed more nuanced ideas of how their minds work.

If you’ve previously completed meditation retreats, but have found the techniques difficult to sustain in ‘real life’, or if you’ve had a long history of meditation practice in more formal settings and traditions, our Beginners Course offers approaches to meditation that you may find more suited to the demands of contemporary living.

The Beginners Course is an essential prerequisite for anyone considering going on to do our Meditation Teacher Training Course.

Thanks for all your wisdom and teachings. You’re great at making the theory and practice of meditation accessible to all – a pretty amazing skill.

Kate T.

I really enjoyed the whole course from beginning to end. It has helped me reconnect with meditation and I now put much less pressure on myself to ‘do it right’ when I meditate. I am starting to enjoy it again, which means I’ll keep doing it!

Julie B.

My Fitbit tells me that during last night’s meditation my heart rate dropped to 40bpm. That’s as good as sleep!

Bruce S.

For someone who overthinks and analyses things way too much I was surprised how I managed my thoughts differently!

Andy H.

Sleep Better

Get to sleep more quickly. Enjoy a good night’s rest. Stay relaxed when you wake up at 2am.

Reduce Stress

Stay calm at work, on the road, and even when the kids are driving you up the wall.

Think Clearly

Access a sense of calm, peace and balance, whenever you need to.

Regulate Heart Rate

Reduce your blood pressure and improve circulation.

Manage Pain

Relieve headaches, reduce muscular tension and learn to manage chronic pain.

Regulate Emotions

Reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, anger and confusion.