John Kabat Zinn with CKC lead facilitator Marike


MBSR is a globally renowned eight-week program grounded in the science of mindfulness. It is designed to bring the mental and physical health benefits of meditation into daily life. Many experience this as a life-changing course; gaining greater awareness, reducing stress, and building a relationship with the mind, heart, and body. The MBSR program has been rigorously researched and you can learn more about the science here [link to CKC science page]. Once or twice a year, we run a group MBSR course either from our space in Albert Park, Victoria, or online. Enquire to hear about upcoming program dates.



Who Should Enrol?

• Everyday humans looking to find more freedom and ease •  Practitioners wanting to go deeper • HR  Professionals • Wellness Professionals • Leaders • People managing the Career/ Family Juggle • Anyone looking to manage their modern lives and modern better • People who want to improve on their relationships. 

What you will learn

  • A tool kit of practices that you can use anywhere, anytime, and that you can continually customise to suit your needs
  • Get better at managing your day-to-day stress as well as dealing with the big stuff when it arises
  • Explore your patterns and how you can transform them
  • Have in-depth and engaging conversations with a diverse group of people
  • The ability to let go of the small stuff; and 
  • Be more present to enjoy the many little moments of your life you might be currently missing.  

Simple, Relatable, and Interactive Learning Methodology

•  Guided meditations and course materials right into your inbox • Access to a supportive and inspiring facebook community of past and current practitioners • Interactive Zoom sessions led by a highly trained facilitator • Access the course from anywhere in the world from your laptop, tablet, or mobile

What you’ll receive:

  • An orientation session with one of our team to ensure the program is the right fit for you
  • Eight weeks of live sessions with one of Australia’s most highly qualified MBSR facilitators
  • 7-hour at-home or in-person silent retreat
  • Guided meditations & course materials
  • On-going access to a supportive and inspiring community
  • This program fulfills the prerequisite requirements for the CKC Mentorship and Teacher Training Certification, as well as many MBSR/MBI Teacher Training pathways

The Investment 

We want our programs to be as accessible as possible to everyone. Please reach out if you are experiencing financial hardship or if this fee feels prohibitive to joining the course. We have concession rates and extended payment plans available.

Upfront payment: $950 ($500 Deposit | $450 payment prior to commencement of course) 


Monthly Instalments: $950 ($500 Deposit | Two Monthly Payments of $225 on commencement of course) 

***Deposit is fully refundable if, after our Introduction phone call, you decide not to proceed.





“I wish TRTP didn’t have the word “Trauma” in it. It’s beneficial for anyone who has experienced stressful events in their life and that’s pretty much everyone!”


TRTP is a process which helps turn down the volume on constant worrying, difficult emotions, unhealthy behaviours and limiting beliefs. If you want to lessen reactivity and cultivate greater calm, resilience and clarity – this is the process for you.

Areas that may be addressed on an individual level may be:

  • stress and burnout
  • anxiety and worrying
  • depression and sadness
  • Never feeling good enough
  • exposure to prolonged periods of stress
  • struggling with imposter syndrome
  • difficulty focusing and emotional reactivity
  • chronic pain and illness

The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP)

My passion for TRTP comes from both my own personal experiences of the transformative effects of the process as well as consistently witnessing the transformations clients make through this dynamic and powerful process. While I also utilise many other modalities, this process is incredibly helpful in restoring the body back to a state of homeostasis. This can often be the first step or the last. It doesn’t matter where in the journey you are, everyone can do with a nervous system reset. From there we can practice and hone all the other tools and techniques required to completely thrive in our hectic modern lives.

Over three to four sessions TRTP shifts you from fight/flight/freeze/Fawn to an empowered, self-regulated state. Your sympathetic nervous system is calmed and stressful memories that have been keeping you stuck in unhelpful patterns are placed firmly in the past.


Modern times require a modern approach and that’s what we are all about.

Our program is not designed to teach you how to teach a meditation class. So, if that’s what you are looking for let us save you the trouble of reading any further!

Our philosophy is that to teach these practices we need to embody them, to live, breathe and know from our deepest depths. We also have to be continuously unlearning,  to keep stripping away the conditioning that stops us from being our most authentic and compassionate selves.  This isn’t a program for everyone, it’s big work but it may also be the most transformative thing you will ever do.

Over a 6-month period we will take a deep dive to reconnect with every aspect of yourself and your life. You are the curriculum in this course, so you get to put the lab coat on and study and get to know yourself. This is the first and most important step to becoming a practitioner of these modalities. Secondly find out what it takes to be a truly authentic, skilful facilitator of mindfulness and start your journey towards this deeply rewarding service to yourself and others.  

This complete individualised 6-month program includes:

  • 10 individually tailored 75 min mentoring sessions specific to your needs
  • An individualised prescription for practice that we continually build upon, assess and keep you accountable to
  • Participation in the 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction program with follow up discussions about the course syllabus and teaching methodologies
  • Self-paced online learning sessions with guest speakers including insight dialogue specialists and renowned Buddhist teachers
  • Access to an audio course on the neurobiology of Mindfulness 
  • Two dedicated 180 min workshops assisting you with planning mindfulness sessions for groups and individuals, creating psychological safety, building your skills in storytelling and creating your unique story 
  • Course workbook, resources and unlimited check-ins to keep you on the right track.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the availability to register as a mediation teacher through Meditation Association of  Australia 

Due to the personalised nature of this program, intake each year is extremely limited. To register your interest please get in touch via our enquiries page and be sure to book a free session with Marike to explore if this training is the right fit for you.



Practical, Experiential, Thought-Provoking and Engaging.

Our latest program offering addresses eight core concerns common across industries and are custom designed around your business objectives. Our content is practical, experiential, thought-provoking and engaging, based on topics that will achieve the outcomes you are seeking and align with your organisational culture.

Our emphasis is on bringing about true changes in behaviour, helping your people build resilience and approach their lives and their time at work with greater focus, confidence and presence.

Our Offerings:
Whether you’re looking for an immersive program, or a one-off masterclass, we provide suggested learning-journeys or can tailor one for you with your organisation’s particular needs in mind. See below for an example of our core offerings:



Would you like to be more present for your children and find greater enjoyment in your time together?

Mindfulness allows us to develop a greater connection with our children and help reduce the daily stresses of parenting. This is a course that focuses on you and on helping you to be healthier, less reacitve and more energised – leading to happier homes and more engaged children. For parents of children of any age.

Course Format:

This course involves between four and eight 90 minute session held once a week, conducted in a small groups of five to ten mothers.

The general format of each of the sessions:

  • Group & Individual Centring
  • 30mins Mindful gentle yoga practice
  • 30 mins guided meditation
  • Group Sharing and discussions

Depending on the make up of the group – where some may be mums to one or more children, or is a new mum – the style of each workshop’s format may be slightly different.

If there is enough interest for a Karma Mama Course workshop at your own home, a dedicated group will be organised.


“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”    –The Buddha

In modern society we are surrounded by noise – traffic, endless emails and phone calls, the chatter of people, social media… the list goes on. A silent retreat day is essentially an opportunity to cut this all out for an extended time, allowing you to achieve a greater clarity of mind and stillness.

On our silent retreat days we observe noble silence, which essentially means no talking, no phones, no reading, no contact.  For those who want to deepen their yoga or meditation practice this is a wonderful way to kick start this process.

During the day we spend time with a variety of gentle guided meditation practices including mindful:

  • movement and yoga,
  • seated practice,
  • walking meditations,
  • mindful eating,
  • body scanning (a guided lying meditation where attention is placed on different parts of the body in sequence),
  • being out in nature; and
  • select inspirational readings for contemplation.

*** If you are new to meditation it is advised that you complete our MBSR program before embarking upon a Silent Retreat day

Sign up for our next retreat day here!

New to silent retreats? 

Your first experience of a Cool Karma Collected all day silent retreat will be as a participant in the MBSR program as it is an integral part of the program. The retreat is a full day of meditation practice held in silence under the guidance of the Cool Karma Collected teachers. The day is intended to make space to simply be and explore further what you have learned in the program in the first 6 weeks.

Upon completion of the MBSR program you will receive regular invitations to join in our silent retreats as part of the Cool Karma Collected community. We are always delighted to welcome the many previous participants to the silent retreats.