a weekly guided meditation gathering, providing a warm and friendly space for:
*regular Sunday night group meditation
*exploring a range of different meditation practices with a contemporary, inclusive and practical approach
*visiting guest teachers and facilitators to share their meditation practice, knowledge and support
*a focus on calming, relaxing and effortless meditation
*providing an opportunity (and encouragement) to start a regular meditation ‘habit’
Time: SUNDAY’S 7PM – 8PM
Venue: 281 Inkerman Street, Balaclava
*LIMITED PLACES: BOOK ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT*
As a guide, you can expect two x 20 minute guided meditations with some short instruction and an opportunity at the end for some general Q&A. This will be a space to step away from the noise and busyness of the outside world, and be supported and guided to a place of inner peacefulness and calm .. so that you leave feeling relaxed, centered, refreshed and reconnected. We provide some meditation cushions and chairs but suggest you bring along your own meditation cushion as the group continues to expand. We also suggest that you dress comfortably, and warmly, with a shawl or light blanket as the body cools when relaxed.
*BOOKINGS CLOSE 3.00pm on NIGHT OF EVENT*
MONTHLY MEMBER JULY (x4 classes) BOOK HERE
1 July: Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation
Gratitude = Happiness
8 July: Fleur Chambers, Harvesting Happiness
But Really, “How Are You?”
BOOK 8 JULY
15 July: Fleur Chambers, Harvesting Happiness
“All Is Well”
BOOK 15 JULY
22 July – NO CLASS DUE TO MEDITATION AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE
29 July: Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation
Cultivating Loving Kindness
BOOK 29 JULY
MONTHLY COURSE (x4 classes) BOOK HERE
5, 12, 19 & 26 August: with Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation
New to meditation?
Not sure how it all works or where to start?
This AUGUST we are hosting a four-week meditation and mindfulness course with Sarah Fletcher from Quiet Mind Meditation.
*Providing all that you need to start (and enjoy) a personal and straightforward meditation practice
*Building a strong foundation based on a practical step-by-step mindfulness-based meditation technique
*Each session will develop your understanding and experience, with time for instruction and practice
AUGUST 5, 12, 19 & 26
REGISTER YOUR PLACE:
STEP 1: BOOK your PLACE (before 5.30pm on evening)
STEP 2: BRING your cushion
UPCOMING TEACHER PROFILES
Jenny Ellinghaus, Yoga For Travellers
Jenny believes that everyone can benefit from yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices, and enjoys learning from her diverse range of students. A keen traveler, she has spent time in yoga schools and ashrams all over the world, and loves being exposed to new ideas and nudged out of her comfort zone. Jenny has a light-hearted approach to teaching, with an emphasis on having fun while developing strength, flexibility, balance (physical and emotional) and stillness.
Trained primarily in the UK, she chose a teaching diploma that explored and embraced a range of yoga’s styles, rather than focusing on one. Jenny has been teaching group and private classes for 11 years, currently in both Prahran and Melbourne CBD. She is eager to share her passion for yoga, both on the mat and in daily life. Her first book Yoga for Travellers combines her love for travel with her passion for yoga.
Matthew Young, Melbourne Meditation Centre
In June we welcome an inspiring meditation teacher and good friend, Matthew Young to the Meditation Collective. Matthew set up the Melbourne Meditation Centre in 2005 following a decade of meditation study, culminating with four months study with Eric Harrison at the Perth Meditation Centre (2004). Since then Matthew has taught about 1000 students per year, in the process developing an understanding of the common pitfalls and difficulties beginners to meditation encounter. He has a practical down-to-earth style, free of confusing jargon or dogma.
His main interest has been to make meditation accessible; to demystify the subject, to make it easy to learn and do, and to customize it to the needs of contemporary students. Matt is an amazing teacher and friend, who established Simply Silence (Elwood) that ran for six years, and was the inspiration for the Meditation Collective. Not often available because he is so booked in advance .. this is a wonderful opportunity to meditate with Matt.
Emma Krause, Pneuma
A Physical and Health Educator for five years and a Dance Movement teacher for sixteen, Emma’s passion is helping others and supporting them to become the best and healthiest they can be – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Meditation and mindfulness teaching stems from experience herself the profound positive impact on all aspects of her life and she wants to share this with others. Emma’s down to earth approach to meditation focuses on building strong foundations from within. These foundations serve to strengthen the connection we have with ourselves and the world around us.
Fleur Chambers, Harvesting Happiness
Fleur is the Founder of Harvesting Happiness, an organization that supports individuals to cultivate more calm, connection and compassion in their daily lives.
Fleur’s meditation style is gentle and nurturing and encourages listeners to be curious and compassionate towards their own experiences both on and off the meditation cushion.
Fleur believes that meditation informs life, and life informs meditation. It is this interconnectedness that allows people to learn and grow and continue to find meditation both interesting and useful as they move through life.
Previous events having included:
Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation: Meeting Your Breath In Meditation
Nicole Lee, Chi Space: Mindfulness Through Movement
Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation: Meeting Your Body In Meditation
Nicole Lee, Chi Space: Exploring Presence Through The Body
Jen Bishop, Mindful Life Training: What You Think, You Create, Mindfulness
Emma Krause, Pneuma by Emma: Meditation for a Busy Mind
Jen Bishop, Mindful Life Training: Mindfulness & Monkey Mind
Jennifer Ellinghaus, Yoga For Travellers: Yoga Nidra
Jennifer Ellinghaus, Yoga Nidra
Matthew Young, Meditate Like No One is Watching
Matthew Young, Meditating with Trust and Freedom