Megan Layton

Director, Senior MBSR and Yoga teacher

Megan Layton is the Director of Simply Mindful and an experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Yoga and Meditation teacher and Mental Health Social Worker working with individuals and groups to help them thrive. view more…

Trevor Heldt

MBSR teacher

Trevor did his first MBSR course with Simply Mindful in 2006 and since then has attended numerous graduate practice groups and Cultivating Mindfulness courses. view more…

Jenny Holmes

MBSR teacher

Jenny began her mindfulness journey in 2006 when she did the MBSR course. At the time she was burnt out view more…

Lesley Harris

Business Manager

Lesley's role as Business Manager at Simply Mindful draws on a number of her skills and passions. view more…

Anthony Hopkins

Facilitator - Graduate Practice Groups

Anthony Hopkins is a long time meditator, mindfulness practitioner and student of MBSR and United Mindfulness. Anthony has also trained with Julianna Raye in the ‘Unified Mindfulness’ system established by Shinzen Young, American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant and author of ‘The Science of Enlightenment’. view more…

Jennifer Sexton

Program Facilitator

Jennifer Sexton first trained as a registered nurse, specialising in paediatric critical care in Melbourne. In 1989, she shifted to journalism, and has spent the years since working as a journalist, broadcaster, and producer. At the same time Jennifer has been researching, studying, and practising meditation. She has completed Level 1 Training as a mindfulness teacher through the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia, and has a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Jennifer has delivered meditation and stress reduction programs in the workplace and community, including for parents, school teachers, primary school students and for Lifeline telephone crisis volunteers. view more…

Our commitment to excellent teaching

Simply Mindful is committed to presenting the MBSR program closely reflecting the curriculum developed by the founder of the program Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, and as taught at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) and University of Massachussetts. Megan Layton (director) and Sue Hays (former director and founder) trained with the CFM and maintain links with the Center and more recently with MTI (Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand) . Megan is a registered teacher on the MTI website.

The CFM recommends a sequence for MBSR teacher training involving foundational training, initial teaching, advanced training and certification.  You can view the CFM recommended pathway for training to teach MBSR here.

At Simply Mindful each of the teachers is following the CFM’s or the MTI’s intensive sequence of training. In addition, we participate in professional supervision with mindfulness teacher colleagues and regularly attend extended silent retreats in order to deepen our own meditation practice.

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