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Online Mindful Yoga course – Term 2 2020 | Starts April 28 2020


DUE TO COVID-19 this program will be run online. We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants in our online programs, including yoga, recently. Please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns so that we can help you.

In the practice of Mindful Yoga we intentionally bring mindful awareness to the body as we move, stretch and breathe. (more…)

Live early morning practice sessions – Online – Starts April 22 2020 (Wednesday mornings)| Term 2



Join Trevor Heldt every Wednesday morning over eight weeks for a half hour live practice session via Zoom.

These practice sessions are open to beginners as well as those who have completed the MBSR course. They will be mostly silent, with a short introduction and guidance. Practicing together (even when isolated in our homes) is a powerful way of strengthening both your practice and your sense of connection to the practice community. If you’re struggling to get in a practice routine or need to connect, this is for you!

When you register you will receive a Zoom link in your registration email. You will also be sent a reminder email with the link a few days prior. Only one registration is needed per household. Registrations will remain open until early June – you can register and participate any time.

A note about fees
The fee below is a one off payment for all 8 sessions.
If you can, we would appreciate it if you pay the standard fee. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID -19 or the bushfires we are happy to offer a reduced price. Please select the second option below. If either of these options are not manageable, please email us at info@simplymindful.com.au.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Wednesday evening ONLINE | Starts May 13th 2020 Term 2


This term 2 program starting 13th May will be offered live online due to COVID-19. We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants in recent and current programs about their online experience with us. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns: info@simplymindful.com.au or 0490354900.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a comprehensive 8 week program focused on working with the stress in your life wherever you find it. (more…)

Live early morning practice sessions – Online via Zoom – Starts May 1 2020 (Friday mornings)| Term 2



Join Megan Layton every Friday morning over eight weeks for a half hour live guided practice session. These practice sessions will focus on cultivating inner resources and attitudes to help us approach challenges from a calmer, stronger and more centred place. In short they will help us connect with and develop inner resources such as equanimity, calm, compassion, courage, patience and resilience so that we can respond rather than react, so that we can tap into our best selves during times of difficulty. They will draw from a range of self-compassion, compassion and positive neuroplasticity practices. Each week we will focus on one cultivation practice.

Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. Only one registration is needed per household. Registrations will remain open until mid June – you can join anytime.

A note about fees
The program fee below covers all 8 sessions (ie you pay once for the whole 8 weeks).
If you can, we would appreciate it if you pay the standard fee. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID -19 or the bushfires we are happy to offer a reduced price. Please select the second option below. If either of these options are not manageable, please email us at info@simplymindful.com.au.

When you register you will receive a Zoom link in your registration email. You will also be sent a reminder email with the link a few days prior.

Graduate Practice Group – Online or Face to Face – Term 3| Starts July 20 2020 (Monday evenings)



Join us in this 8 week practice group to extend, enrich and deepen your practice. This in depth extended group practice will be led by two wonderful teachers Anthony Hopkins and Jenny Holmes. Anthony will lead guided practices exploring use of noting and deepening concentration, clarity and equanimity. Jenny will lead guided mindful movement and yoga practices. In stillness and movement, these core components of mindfulness training help reduce suffering and bring greater ease, clarity and connection.

In practice group this term there will be an emphasis on exploring the ‘See Hear Feel’ approach developed by Shinzen Young (called Unified Mindfulness). Much like Jon Kabat-Zinn (the founder of MBSR), Shinzen Young is a respected and highly developed practitioner himself who has developed his own methodology for teaching mindfulness. Like Jon Kabat-Zinn he also has a great interest in science, is deeply motivated to share mindfulness and reduce suffering and has helped very many people in his decades of teaching. There are very many complementarities with MBSR and both MBSR and UM point us in the same direction. They do develop and emphasise slightly different tools and ways of using the tools or skills of practice. They have different vocabularies and different things to offer us. This may appeal or be extremely helpful for some of us at particular times and not for others. These differences are actually one of the reasons we were keen to offer this opportunity. There is the potential for a range of practice approaches to enrich and extend practice and also to cater for a diverse range of experiences, needs and backgrounds.

The Teachers:
Anthony 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’.

Jenny is an experienced mindfulness practitioner, MBSR teacher and yoga teacher-in-training with a deep interest in body based practices

Anthony Hopkins is an experienced mindfulness meditator, having first learned the practice in 1997 during a ten-day silent retreat in the Blue Mountains. Since then he has been a serious student of the practice and experienced its benefits. Anthony can personally attest to the life changing potential of the MBSR course and has also practiced and led practice groups in other similar traditions for many years. He has a deep interest in compassion practices and in bringing mindfulness and compassion to the criminal justice system. Anthony began his career as a criminal defence lawyer at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Alice Springs and continues to practice in criminal law. He is a Barrister and an Associate Professor at the ANU Law School.

A note about fees
The program fee below covers all 8 sessions. If you can, we would appreciate it if you could pay the standard fee. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID -19 or the bushfires we are happy to offer a reduced price. Please select the second option below. If either of these options are not manageable, please email us at info@simplymindful.com.au.

Participants can choose to do the practice group either face to face at The Gathering Place Dickson, or live online via Zoom. When you register you will receive a Zoom link in your registration email. You will also be sent a reminder email with the link a few days prior.

Live early morning practice sessions – Online – Starts July 22 2020 (Wednesday mornings)| Term 3



Join Trevor Heldt every Wednesday morning over ten weeks for a half hour live practice session via Zoom.

These practice sessions are open to beginners as well as those who have completed the MBSR course. They will be mostly silent, with a short introduction and guidance. Practicing together (even when isolated in our homes) is a powerful way of strengthening both your practice and your sense of connection to the practice community. If you’re struggling to get in a practice routine or need to connect, this is for you!

When you register you will receive a Zoom link in your registration email. You will also be sent a reminder email with the link a few days prior. Only one registration is needed per household. Registrations will remain open so you can register and participate any time.

A note about fees
The fee below is a one off payment for all 10 sessions.
If you can, we would appreciate it if you pay the standard fee. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID -19 or the bushfires we are happy to offer a reduced price. Please select the second option below. If either of these options are not manageable, please email us at info@simplymindful.com.au.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Monday evening | Starts July 27th 2020


After months of online programs we’re looking forward to once again meeting in person at our wonderful Dickson venue. Hygiene and social distancing precautions will be taken to ensure the health and wellbeing of participants in line with current ACT health advice for COVID-19. Participants will be notified of these closer to the start date.

We recommend you register soon to avoid disappointment. Due to COVID-19 the class size will be limited. If you have questions, specific needs or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@simplymindful.com.au or 0490354900. Online participation can be organised for those who need it – we will endeavour to be inclusive of anyone with health vulnerabilities or concerns.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is widely recognised as the world’s gold standard mindfulness training. It is a comprehensive in depth 8 week mindfulness program focused on working with the challenges and stress in your life wherever you find it. (more…)

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