Working with Himalayan & Crystal Singing Bowls with Fiona Patterson 2020

3rd May 11-4pm

Level 1 will cover theory such as selection, care, uses and playing techniques, with a focus on Sound Meditation with Singing Bowls for personal practice, as well as with friends and family. This workshop will be very useful for any yoga or meditation teachers wanting to incorporate Singing Bowls into classes, or anyone working with children, or wellness practitioners looking to incorporate sound vibrations into therapy. We will have Crystal and Himalayan Singing Bowls for you to practice with. If you have any Singing Bowls please feel free to bring them along too! There will also be the opportunity for you to experience a Sound Bath session plus detailed notes will be supplied, as well as a certificate of attendance.

Investment $150

Contact Hilary on 90053664 or via the link below.



Yoga Nidra & Restorative Teacher Training 2020

Saturday 23rd May  11.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday 24th May 11.00am – 4pm
Early bird price $455 prior to 1st May, $495 afterwards.
Contact Hilary on 90053664 to make payment or book via our website.


This 2 day training will immerse you in the practice of Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga whilst also giving you the ability to deliver Restorative Yoga classes and Yoga Nidra meditations to enhance student’s experiences in your classes.

This training is also an elective module that forms a pathway to becoming an accredited Yoga Therapist should you decide to undertake that journey at another time.

Each trainee will receive class plans and divine Yoga Nidra scripts that Chandrika has developed over the last decade.

Yoga Australia CPD and Yoga Alliance CE points apply (10 points).

Your Presenters

This training has been developed by Jean Byrne PhD and Chandrika Gibson. Jean is a long term meditator, Senior Yoga Australia Teacher and accredited Yoga Therapist. Chandrika Gibson also has more than 20 years meditation experience, is a Senior Yoga Australia teacher, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and currently undertaking her PhD in integrative oncology. Both Jean and Chandrika facilitate many groups and classes, are compassionate teachers, and will skilfully hold space for this training experience. Chandrika will be your guide for this weekend immersion

Contact Hilary on 90053664 or via the link below.



Meditation Teacher Training 2020

Sunday May 5th / 12th / 19th / 26th

Time: 11am – 4.30pm

Course fee:

$1350 early-bird ($350 deposit) ends 28th February 2019
$1450 ($450 deposit) if paid after 28th February 2019

Contact Hilary on 90053664 or via the link below.


Due to the popularity of his unique approach and simple teaching methods, we are excited to welcome back Matt Young, from the Melbourne Meditation Centre, who will be offering his highly regarded Meditation Teacher Training program over four Sundays in May 2019.

Meditation Teacher Training Course Content

  • Gain the confidence to guide and teach meditation
  • Understand what techniques to teach and in what order
  • Learn how to write your own guided meditation scripts
  • Work through real life case studies and scenarios
  • Practice and discuss your concerns with like-minded students
  • Certificate provided at completion of the course and assignments.

This certificate will allow you to obtain the necessary insurance most places require in order for you to teach.

This course comprises of 30 hours training (24 contact, 6 non-contact)
Topics covered:

  • how to present meditation in easily digestible and understandable terms
  • how to lead/guide a meditation skillfully
  • how to establish an appropriate setting for a meditation class
  • common misconceptions and difficulties and how to overcome them
  • how to answer challenging questions
  • the role(s) of a meditation teacher
  • your ethical responsibilities as a meditation teacher
  • how to explain meditation to potential clients or organisations
  • brochure design and advertising considerations
  • starting and running a small business in the alternative health industry


The course is open to anyone with an interest in guiding or teaching meditation; however, ideally, students will be expected to have two or more years meditation experience.

In order to participate, ALL students are required to complete the 6-week online course at (pay what you like, no catch)

Expect to

  •  gain the confidence to guide and teach meditation.
  • learn how to write your own guided meditation scripts.
  • work through real-life case studies and scenarios.
  • understand what techniques to teach and in what order.
  • practice and discuss your concerns with like-minded students.
  • expand your understanding of meditation and mindfulness in a light-hearted learning environment.
  • develop your own meditation practice in new and surprising ways.

You’ll also come away with Meditation Teacher Training Certification and the opportunity to further your studies (by doing extracurricular reading and exercises) in order to meet the membership requirements of the Meditation Association of Australia.

About the presenter

Matthew Young set up the Melbourne Meditation Centre in 2005, following a decade of meditation study, culminating with 4 months study with Eric Harrison at the Perth Meditation Centre (2004).

Since then Matthew has taught about 1000 students per year. In the process he has developed an understanding of the common pitfalls and difficulties beginners to meditation encounter. More importantly, he has learnt how to teach meditation in 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.

Matthew, along with Subodh Joshi and Paul Majewski, helped establish Simply Silence and, with Garth Stone and Paul Majewski, Meditation Events, responsible for events such as the Australian Meditation Conference, Music for Meditation and The Big Retreat. He is currently a board member at the Meditation Association of Australia.

Although he has explored a wide variety of meditation techniques and traditions Matthew doesn’t belong to any particular school and doesn’t think of anyone as his teacher or ‘guru’. Instead he’s been fortunate enough to meet a number of mavericks in the meditation field; mentors who helped him to avoid the many pitfalls and to find the sweet spots amongst all the mystery and misinformation. Many people have influenced him in this way, and how he thinks, practices and teaches meditation owes much to them. Prominent, amongst them, have been Eric Harrison, Lorin Roche and Jason Siff.

Matthew continues to study meditation and related fields in order to bring to his students the most useful techniques and strategies available.


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