Learn to cultivate life-long tools that will help you maximize your life, even when facing stress, illness, injury and the general demands of modern living.

The course is suitable for anyone

  • Wanting to live life more fully in the present, letting go of fears and worries about the future and getting stuck in the past
  • interested in developing their own regular Mindfulness meditation practice; and
  • looking to find ways to manage the challenges of everyday living – becoming less reactive and more responsive. Finding greater satisfaction and more calm  at work, at home and even during the peak hour commute.

Including individuals who may have experienced stress, anxiety, depression, illness and other challenges in their lives.


What is the course schedule and time commitment?

Your instructor will create a safe and supportive environment for this work and learning through:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Individually tailored instruction
  • Daily home assignments
  • You will be provided with the MBSR course workbook and MP3’s of the guided mindfulness practices to support your practice

You will attend group classes for 2 ½ hours, once a week for 8 weeks. Classes are generally of an evening between 6:30 – 9pm. You receive 31 hours of direct tuition.

You will also attend an All-Day weekend retreat that occurs between the 6th and 7th week of the program.

In addition to the 31 hours of practice in a supportive classroom environment guided by a professionally trained MBSR teacher, each participant engages in 45minutes of mindfulness practice daily between classes as homework to foster the development of the new habit of mindfulness.

Before starting the course, you will participate in an individual pre-course interview with the course facilitator, so you can be fully informed about the course, and we can decide together if this course is suitable for you at this time in your life.

2017 Melbourne Group Courses

Term 1:

Thursday Evening
Madam Heap – Middle Park
Feb 18th – Apr 7th Day of Mindfulness Sunday March 20th
Term 2:

Thursday Evening
Madam Heap – Middle Park
April 28th – June 16th Day of Mindfulness – Sunday June 5th
Term 3:

Thursday Evenings
Madam Heap – Middle Park
Sept 7th- Oct 26th Day of Mindfulness Sunday Oct 15th
Term 4:

Thursday Evenings
Madam Heap – Middle Park
Oct 20th – Dec 8th Day of Mindfulness Sunday Nov 27th
Upcoming Courses – Evenings :

Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:45pm – Madam Heap, Middle Park.

The cost of the course is $850 + GST – this includes:
  • Attendance at 8 group classes that run for between 2.5 and 3 hours each.
  • The Silent Day Retreat which takes place on 15th October and runs from 9am -4:30pm
  • 31 hours of direct tuition
  • Mindfulness Meditation sound files for use at home
  • Course materials and resources to assist your practice; and
  • Weekly emails to inspire and keep you on track
  • Cool Karma Collected 30 Days more mindful Journal

*** Concessions and payment plans are available so if payment is a concern for you please feel free to discuss it with Marike.

Advance booking is essential.