4 week program 26 February – 18 March.
Kate Oliver is a writer, singer, and qualified meditation teacher. She has trained with Florence Meleo-Meyer, Saki Santorelli, and Judson Brewer from the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, as part of their MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) teacher training program, and has completed a professional training in Positive Neuroplasticity with Rick Hanson PhD, author, and Senior Fellow at Greater Good Science Centre, University of California, Berkeley.
Having navigated a few challenging years of medical treatment, Kate has found mindfulness to be a powerful and transformative tool. She is now keen to share what she has learned along the way, and is passionate about exploring the benefits of mindfulness and heart-centred meditation practices in all aspects of well-being.
Kate works with parent and community groups, kids and private clients, and has facilitated workshops for the State Government. Her album Passing Clouds – Mindfulness Songs for Kids (and their Grown-ups) has been recently developed into a schools program called The Kindness Project, which, with City of Port Phillip funding, was delivered as a pilot to Albert Park Primary School in 2019. She is thrilled to have been invited to deliver the keynote address at a conference for cancer surgeons in Auckland later this year, on the subject of mindfulness and post-cancer PTSD.
Four Weeks of Heart-Centred Mindfulness Meditation There is magical paradox in cultivating a heart-centred mindfulness practice: it is when we accept ourselves exactly as we are with love and kind attention, that we can start to release our old stories that keep us locked in a small version of ourselves, and can begin to experience more calm, loving connection and ease in all aspects of our lives.
Kate Oliver will be offering four weekly mindfulness meditation classes on Wednesday evenings in Feb and March, 6.30-7.45pm, beginning Feb 19.
Together, you will explore:
Mindfulness of the breath, thoughts and emotions what happens in our brain and body when we are stressed, and then when we consciously slow down
Bodyscan practice the Super Power heart-practices of loving-kindness and gratitude
Each class will include 2 silent meditation ‘sits’ of varying lengths – sitting (on chairs or cushions), lying, or walking, as well as discussion and shared feedback.
No previous meditation experience is necessary. Enquiries please contact Barbara Brian. Bookings can be made online or with any teacher at Agama.
Cost: Class pass
Bookings are essential: Minimum of 5 students required.
Enquiries: E: Agama Info and Bookings Barbara M: 0439 358 021