Mindfulness Plus – The Fitness Studio for Your Mind and Soul
Empower Your Self
Enhance Your Self
Enlighten Your Self
Mindfulness Plus is for people who want more Mindfulness and Meditation in their life.
12 different classes EVERY month
New Zealand’s Best Teachers
100% Live. 100% Real. 100% Support.
3 live and online mindfulness and meditation classes EVERY WEEK with the best mindfulness and meditation teachers in New Zealand and Australia. Choose the ones you want to attend, or go to all of them.
Mindfulness Plus makes regular and on-going mindfulness and meditation practice easy, fun and impactful.
Just like with physical exercise, the fantastic benefits from mindfulness and meditation come from actually doing it. We know that the benefits increase with long-term and consistent practice.
Fitness studios work because they are have regular, live group classes with expert teachers.
Mindfulness Plus works because it is has regular, live group classes with expert teachers.
Join now with our 14 day free trial to see what it’s like to focus on your mind and soul with unparalleled support from the best mindfulness and meditation teachers in New Zealand and Australia.
Powered by Mindfulness Works, the #1 mindfulness training organisation in New Zealand.
Over 17,000 New Zealanders have completed Mindfulness Works courses. We are the largest mindfulness and meditation training organisation in New Zealand and Australia. All Mindfulness Plus teachers are accredited with Mindfulness Works.
WHAT YOU GET WITH MINDFULNESS PLUS
✅ Support and inspiration to practice mindfulness and meditation regularly so you can enjoy the long term benefits
✅ 3 live classes every week to choose from (or you can attend all 3). Each class has a different theme or topic.
✅ A 100% non-judgmental learning environment that emphasising your own authority and OKness
✅ Easy access to variety of weekly live mindfulness and meditation classes
✅ A modern approach to mindfulness & meditation without sacrificing it’s power
✅ Accessible New Zealand based teachers
✅ Access to MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) qualified teachers
MINDFULNESS PLUS WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Attend any or all classes for free with the one Mindfulness Plus membership
Mondays 7.30PM – 8.30PM
Build a relationship with regular teachers
Empower sessions are delivered regularly by the same teachers, allowing you to build a relationship with them.
Teachers cover a variety of themes, offer guided meditations, talks and discussion focussed on mindfulness and meditation in everyday life.
Themes include “The conscious observer”; “Understanding stress”; “The power of mindfulness in everyday life”. Scroll down to see classes coming up in Sept and Oct.
Tuesdays 7.30PM – 8.30PM
Practical mindfulness that helps with life’s challenges
Enhance sessions focus on topics relevant to modern life. Everything from mindful eating to mindfulness and money and mindfulness and relationships.
Delivered by mindfulness teachers who are specialists in their field. The classes include practical, mindfulness based tips and practices.
Scroll down below to see upcoming classes for Sept and Oct…
Sundays 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Mindfulness and meditation that feeds your soul
Enlighten sessions focus on experiencing greater joy, freedom, self-acceptance and meaning.
One of the most powerful practices we can embrace is starting from a place of already being OK. Get support in practising this this with the support of highly experienced teachers who re-affirm your own OKness and authority in your life.
Expand your horizons and deep dive into these sessions. See below for upcoming classes in Sept and Oct.
NO pre-recorded videos. 100% live group classes. Expert teachers with time for Q and A.
HOW MINDFULNESS PLUS WORKS
Sign up to the free trial and get access to the membership section to see all upcoming classes. You can also see some of the upcoming classes below (scroll down).
Book the classes your would like to attend. You will automatically receive the Zoom link and also reminders before the class starts
Join your 60 minute class. Learn and practise with like-minded and like-hearted people and your expert mindfulness and meditation teacher.
LET’S DO THIS!
Mindfulness Plus is $45 per month. Cancel anytime.
One monthly payment means gives you access to up to 12 mindfulness live, unique classes EVERY month. Scroll down to see some of the upcoming classes…
FREE 14 DAY TRIAL
SOME OF THE AMAZING CLASSES COMING UP IN SEPT AND OCT…
The Conscious Observer
60 min Empower Class with mindfulness meditation teacher Glenda Irwin
How the inner observer gives us choice and freedom
Sound Bath and Deep Connection Meditation
60 min Enlighten Class with singer/songwriter and mindfulness meditation teacher Elisha Xantaya
Journey into your body wisdom to connect with the present moment
Coming Back to Yourself
60 min Empower Class with mindfulness meditation teacher John Fletcher
Finding a home for ourselves in the present moment
Mindful Eating Skills: An Antidote to Over-Eating and Self-Sabotage
60 min Enhance Class with psychologist Dr Heidi Douglass
Say goodbye to diets, food restriction and that self-critical voice that insults your body or name calls if you eat the “wrong” types of food.
Seeing Clearly With Mindfulness
60 min Empower Class with Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Trainer Lin Ong
Mindfulness and meditation helps us to navigate troublesome thoughts to find the reality of a situation, rather than how we imagine it may be.
Mindfulness, Burnout and Empathy Fatigue
60 min Enhance class with TEDx speaker and published author Annie Harvey
Stop the cycle of stress and how we can turn that into compassion without burning out.
Meditation as Surrender to Love
60 min Enlighten Class with published poet and mindfulness meditation teacher Rachel Tobin
Remembering, more and more, in the midst of daily life, our relationship with the Spirit of Life, or Love.
Mindfulness and Money
60 min Enhance Class with chartered accountant and mindfulness teacher Gavin Eichholz
Fostering a mindful relationship to money and wealth means you can make better financial decisions and plans.
How to Reside in Gratitude
60 min Enlighten Class with mindfulness and meditation teacher Maurice Harvey-Hall
This class will illustrate the neuroscience that underpins gratitude and the practical application of how to use it.
60 min Empower Class with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) qualified teacher Lucy Schwabe
Practices to support living at the speed of moment to moment awareness
What do We Mean by Waking Up with Mindfulness and Meditation?
60 min Enlighten Class with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) qualified teacher Anne Rodgers
Connecting with your true essence and find the path towards a more fulfilling life.
The Power of Gratitude
60 min Enhance Class with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) qualified teacher Karen Metcalf
Learn how gratitude practices can orient your brain towards more positive mind states.
What You Get With Mindfulness Plus
✅ 3 different, live classes EVERY week. Attend the ones you like, or attend all 3.
✅ Also includes interactive worksheets, mindfulness mentor email programme and guided meditations.
✅ Classes are engaging, safe and confidential (not recorded), with time for questions and answers
✅ No lock-in – cancel anytime.
Mindfulness Plus is $45 NZD per month
Some other classes coming up…
Stress Less. Live More with Katrina Mason
Mindfulness and Relationships with Glenda Irwin
Embracing Compassion with Nat Mallia
Enlightenment – what does it actually mean? with Sitara Morgenster
Extra resources you get with your Mindfulness Plus subscription
In-between your live Mindfulness Plus sessions, use these extra resources to bring more insight, mindfulness and meditation into your life. All included with your one Mindfulness Plus membership.
Mindfulness and Meditation Mentor
Bite-sized weekly mindfulness and meditation lessons, addressing common challenges and issues. Short practical mindfulness exercises. Lessons are sent every week for 3 months.
Access 5 new interactive mindfulness and meditation worksheets every month, each addressing different topics to deepen your experience and insight intro meditation. Enjoy a selection of pre-recorded guided meditations from a range of Mindfulness Works facilitators.
Learn from the best mindfulness and meditation teachers in New Zealand and Australia — live and interactive.
Formerly Managing Director of Starcom Adelaide, part of a global media and communications agency, Anne turned to yoga and mindfulness to support her own mental health and to cope with the rigours of business. She was so taken with the benefits of these contemplative practices for her own wellbeing, she took a great leap of faith and changed her life’s direction.
Anne launched Oasis Mindfulness in 2016, to support people to deal with anxiety and stress by using the latest approaches, tools and techniques of mindfulness-based practices, meditation and yoga; the aim being to guide people to find happiness and enjoy life, even in the most challenging professional and personal circumstances.
Anne’s credentials include: Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher (Jon Kabat-Zinn lineage). She is a registered Hatha Yoga Teacher and a member of Meditation Association of Australia and is trained to teach the Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s, Finding Peace in a Frantic World.
Teacher, tutor, speaker and wellbeing coach since 1999, Annie works one-on-one and in workshops to help with stress management and encourage people to live their life with purpose. Trained formally in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Annie believes that living a life on purpose whilst using mindfulness skills in everyday life, is the only way to experience real joy and success.
Annie was introduced to mindfulness when going through a difficult time in her life. She began studying and practising mindfulness and meditation as well as devouring hundreds of personal development books. These practices had a profound impact on her life and she wanted to share the skills with others. She hopes that teaching mindfulness within her community will provide an opportunity for people to experience moments of calm, joy and connection in this busy digital world that we all live.
Annie attends silent retreats in Thailand and Australia. Both lifelong learners and travellers, Annie lives with her husband Mark and their labradoodle, Meg, near the beach in Glenelg. They are also both trained Laughter Yoga Leaders which always provides a good conversation starter.
Chani has had a dedicated meditation practice for over 16 years, and has been teaching mindfulness classes, workshops and retreats in both New Zealand and Australia since 2012. She has participated in annual solo and group retreats ranging from a few days up to 3 months in length since 2009.
Chani works as a Feldenkrais Practitioner and is passionate about helping people connect with their bodies, to discover how they support a full and satisfying mindfulness practice. She has particular experience and skill in offering trauma-informed embodiment practice, and completed the Principles of Collective Trauma Healing training with Thomas Hubl in February 2021.
Chani’s warmth, authenticity, and clear communication make her a natural teacher who supports everyone to trust their experience and find their own genuine expression. She is delighted to share the powerful benefits of mindfulness in the community with Mindfulness Works to contribute to a healthier, happier, saner world.
Elisha is the Founder of Xantaya Health, and ‘Wild Song’ Vocal Empowerment Programs, focused on uplifting and empowering individuals and the collective, through healing, community connection and creative offerings.
She is a Singer/Songwriter, Sound Healer, Vocal Empowerment and Energetic Mastery Coach. Her foundation training began with a Specialised Diploma of Bowen Therapy and she is an accredited Mindfulness Coach for Mindfulness Works Australia. Her Programs and Mentoring Courses are available online.
Gavin is a mindfulness-based coach and psychotherapist with a Masters in counselling and psychotherapy.
He is also a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the financial services sector and accounting practices where he has held numerous roles at a manager and senior manager level. He has completed all the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations and has a Diploma of Financial Planning.
In the last 20 years, Gavin has embarked on a personal self-development journey that was sparked by an interest in meditation and mindfulness. He is passionate about mindfulness and meditation and has used them daily in his own life for an extended period of time.
Through his coaching business, Empower to Shine, Gavin does financial coaching for individuals allowing them to have a more positive relationship with money. He coaches people how to use mindfulness to effectively manage wealth creation and anxiety over money-related issues and decisions.
Glenda is a senior facilitator for Mindfulness Works.
She began teaching mindfulness to children and parents by consultancy and alongside the Gifted Children’s Association in 2010. Training with teachers in USA, NZ, Australia and the UK, Glenda has since applied her extensive practice to mindfulness and relationships, eating, sleep and coaching models. She has a private consultancy: Red Letter Mindfulness & Positive Psychology offering coaching and therapeutic support for flourishing and optimal living. More on her extensive mentoring within corporate settings and individual sessions via Zoom and at her studio in Auckland can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RedLetterMindfulness.
Glenda is an ACT and CFT therapist and recently completed a Graduate Diploma Health Science (Psychology). Her combined trainings in acceptance, compassion and positive psychology support her strength-based approach to mindfulness consultancy.
Glenda observes the philosophical practice of mindfulness within Buddhist and Taoist traditions but considers herself a secular practitioner (not engaging in rituals or oaths). She has a love of learning and continues to apply her attention to further (Bachelor Hons Health Science) academic studies in 2022.
Ask Glenda what she feels is her greatest strength and she will tell you her resilience and luck in having a ‘glass half full nature.’ Glenda is a single parent to one son; she loves to dance and laugh out loud and loves her new hobby, kayaking.
Dr. Heidi Douglass
Dr. Heidi Douglass is an American-trained Clinical Psychologist with over thirty-five years of experience in the field. This Scientist-Practitioner is an expert in the treatment of obesity, emotional eating and behaviour change. She is the lead trainer of the Mindfulness Works Mindful Eating program.
Dr. Douglass uses scientifically proven behavioural strategies, mindfulness skills and talk therapy techniques to help her clients regain control of their eating behaviour and to feel more at ease in body and mind.
Clients who work with Dr. Douglass regain control of their eating, increase self-compassion, self-care, and motivation to exercise, while decreasing their negative thinking. Her clients also learn how to manage their weight safely; without dieting, without counting calories and without food restriction. Dr. Douglass is able to break down complex behavioural change into easy-to-follow steps and she delivers her training materials with an emphasis on science, kindness, compassion and fun.
John Fletcher has 15 years experience working with mindfulness in a variety of settings.
John first experienced the effectiveness of mindfulness when he attended a Breathworks mindfulness-based pain management programme in Manchester (UK) for his chronic back pain. He went on to become accredited as a trainer in the Breathworks mindfulness programme in 2006.
John lives in Tauranga and is an Educator for the Pause, Breathe, Smile Programme — teaching mindfulness in primary and intermediate schools. He also provides bespoke mindfulness training for groups and individuals with particular focus on health and wellbeing, chronic pain, children and families.
John is an experienced Clinical Supervisor and works with a variety of organisations around the Bay of Plenty region. His previous work experience includes senior roles in NGOs in the Disability Sector, Community Development and Children’s Services Development in the UK and NZ.
He enjoys being in the wilderness, reading science fiction and practising Taoist Tai Chi — a moving meditation. John is an Instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi Society of NZ.
Karen Metcalf is a certified mindfulness facilitator with the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre and the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia/New Zealand. Karen has her own business teaching mindfulness in workplaces and the general community and lectures in mindfulness at the University of Notre Dame. Karen was a stressed-out perfectionist until she discovered mindfulness and is passionate about sharing the benefits with others.
“Karen is so welcoming and kind. Her voice is so soothing and calming and she is so knowledgeable, I could listen to her all day. I can’t wait to attend more of Karen’s classes.” — Niamh Maher, March 2021
“Karen is a lovely facilitator, warm, encouraging, inclusive and non- judgemental. Karen knows her material well and provides loads of firsthand examples of how to make mindfulness a part of our lives. Karen’s meditations are my go-to as her voice is very soothing and relaxing.” — Linda Williams, Feb 2020.
After many years of supporting vulnerable people in a professional context, Katrina knows first hand how difficult it can be to find the right balance between your own needs and those of the people you support and love.
For years she knew on a logical level that to find balance, self-care and self-awareness had to go hand in hand. “Mindfulness,” she says is “the perfect road map there!”
Katrina is dedicated to passing on knowledge and techniques in a clear and efficient way. It is all about showing you practical ways to loo after yourself, so you can do the same for others.
Lin, Ee Lin Ong
Lin describes herself as a Kiwiporean who goes through the flux of life like most do. MSc in Psychology from Otago, she has worked as a psychologist and as a wildlife guide on a farm. Full-time, she is a long-term mindfulness practitioner and experiences mindfulness as an ongoing journey of discovery, adventure and service.
Her practice and training roots from the contemplative wisdom traditions, as well as the practical science-based traditions. She is a facilitator for Mindfulness Works, and trains new facilitators when they come on board. Lin specialises in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and its related programs. She is a Teaching Partner of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford, UK and teaches, trains and supervises facilitators internationally. She is familiar with teaching mindfulness from the introductory level to the more in-depth and across a range of context; community, schools, healthcare, workplaces. She appreciates nature, her mentors, family, friends and each one she is meeting on this journey.
Lucy’s philosophy of mind-body work has evolved over 20 years of education and practice.
Beginning with a Bachelor of Health Science, she qualified as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher.
She is passionate about bringing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and enjoys working with individuals and groups in person and online. Lucy specialises in facilitating embodied mindfulness and tai chi courses. Her all-time favourite slogan is ‘Choose to stay curious.’
Maurice Harvey-Hall is a Mindfulness Practitioner and a practising Mental Health Nurse with a Masters in Mental Health Nursing and certificates in various psychotherapies. He has studied Eastern philosophy, in particular Buddhism and Taoism, and has integrated these principles into western psychological therapies. He has a passion for mindfulness-based therapies and is an experienced teacher in this field.
Maurice has been practising mindfulness for the past 20 years in different forms and mediums. He is also an avid triathlete who uses mindfulness in his training and racing. He is an authority in the field of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and utilises the ACT framework and meditation in his daily practice.
Nat has immersed herself in a life of mindfulness since 2015 after facing the prospect of going blind from a corneal degeneration disease.
She never gave up on the prospect that if she calmed her mind and accepted her situation, she would be ok. After spending three months in a Buddhist meditation centre in 2018, a shift occurred in Nat’s eye and with the help of surgery, a miracle occurred — she regained her sight!
Nat decided to leave her Executive role in the Australian Government and followed her long-time dream of moving to the beach, where she established her own meditation and wellness practice to share the gifts of mindfulness with others.
Nat is a certified Wellness Coach, a Buddhist meditation teacher and an ACT Mindfully Practitioner and is also accredited with Meditation Australia.
Nat runs Wellness with Nat located in Umina Beach and online.
Neil loves helping people in a time where skills in self-awareness, self-regulation, stress management and resilience are paramount. He has gained over 20 years experience with a variety of mindfulness techniques.
Neil comes from a corporate background so understands corporate challenges, structures and cultures. He has qualifications in mindfulness, resilience coaching, workplace training, business improvement, complex systems management and business intelligence across a variety of industries including aviation.
He has trained with Dr Russ Harris in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dr. Joe Dispenza in the neuroscience behind mindfulness and meditation. He completed Google’s mindfulness program and a “Peaceful Kids” facilitator — amongst others.
Neil founded Inner Synergy and works with organisations, individuals and groups to help build personal leadership, resilience and stress management skills using advanced coherence techniques and biofeedback technologies as a certified HeartMath™ Coach. Emotions and stress are measurable!
Growing Mind Intelligence™ to help people thrive, not just survive!
Rachel facilitates Mindfulness Works courses in the lower North Island and is the director of the art of mindfulness, which offers 1-day and residentialmindfulness retreats; workshops; mindfulness training in organsiations; and individual mindfulness-based life coaching and mentoring. Her work often includes meditation-in-movement practices, qi gong and breathwork. Rachel’s intention is always to point people towards the path of living with more ease, self-understanding, wellbeing and joy.
In her own words: “I know at first hand our human capacity for pain, and I have understood that it is the mind which creates and perpetuates the most intense suffering. I have found mindfulness practice to be wonderful for learning how to slow down to a more natural pace of Life, to uncover limiting thinking patterns, and to cultivate more ease, spontaneity and gratitude in the daily duties of everyday life.
In 2007 I had the great privilege of meeting Aotearoa-born Spiritual Master, Sri Yanchiji, and am engaged in a practice of studentship with him. The spiritual journey, of re-discovering the natural and inherent joy that comes from simply Being — and finding out all that eclipses that happiness — is increasingly informing my work with others.”
Rachel is also a poet, a qi gong teacher and a Feldenkrais practitioner.
Sitara’s 55 years of life experience and her time living in five different countries around the world have given her compassion and understanding for people of all walks of life and knowledge of how we ‘tick’ and how systems work. This is what she brings to all her work and interactions with people, be it mindfulness teaching, writing or creating art.
Mindfulness/meditation has allowed Sitara to taste the fullness of all experiences and emotions, and be ‘strong’ so there’s no need to avoid anything (which doesn’t mean there aren’t things that need avoiding!). “We didn’t learn to brush our teeth for just a few times, either; we do it daily, because we don’t want to suffer pain and rotten teeth. So too with mindfulness/meditation, hygiene for the mind and our proverbial hearts. Our body is ancient, our lifestyle (often) crazy-modern, circumstances and people challenging.” Sitara wants to inspire herself and others to include the ancient, proven method of mindfulness/meditation “so we can all thrive, not just survive.”
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes” – Carl Jung
POWERED BY MINDFULNESS WORKS
Mindfulness Plus is powered by Mindfulness Works. Mindfulness Works is the number one mindfulness and meditation training organisation in New Zealand. Over 15,000 New Zealanders have completed our iconic Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course. The vision of Mindfulness Works is “To significantly improve the mental health and well-being of all and to foster self-acceptance and self-love in all.” Thank you for being part of this vision.
“Thank goodness I came across Mindfulness Works. I have learnt so much in a year and am the happiest, authentic and content I have ever been. Learning acceptance without judgement as been an eye opener for me.” — Rebecca Young