MINDFULNES PLUS ENLIGHTEN SESSIONS
Sundays 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Weekly Deep Dive Sessions with Mindfulness Experts
M+ Enlighten offers you a chance to explore the deeper aspects of meditation practice including what it means to wake up to who we really are. All sessions are facilitated by one of Mindfulness Works expert facilitators. There will be time for questions and answers.
Enlighten Sessions Schedules and Bookings
Dates and times: All Enlighten sessions are held on Sunday afternoons, 4.00PM – 5.00PM.
Registration: Simply find the session or sessions you would like to attend below and register.
Accessing the Zoom link: Instructions for accessing the Zoom link are emailed to you upon registration. Reminders are sent out to you from 24 hours before your class starts.
Questions and help: If you have any questions or require any help, please contact Karen Kopp on 0800 308 007 or complete the contact form on your membership page.
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Sunday 5th September — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Sound Bath and Deep Connection Meditation with Elisha Xantaya
Elisha will be opening this ‘Enlighten’ meditation with a Sound Bath and Attunement, then guiding a meditative journey into our body wisdom to connect with the life force that flows through all of nature. The meditation will then move deeper into the space of no-mind to cultivate pure connection with our non-physical self.
Sunday 12th September — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
How to Reside in Gratitude with Maurice Harvey-Hall
Gratitude gets a lot of press in the area of self-development, meditation and spiritual practices. This discussion will illustrate the neuroscience that underpins gratitude and the practical application of how to use it. We will experience gratitude by mindfully exploring where gratitude resides in the mind and body.
Sunday 19th September — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Meditation as Surrender to Love with Rachel Tobin
Spiritual practice is the practice of remembering, more and more, in the midst of daily life, our relationship with the Spirit of Life, or Love. In this session, Rachel will talk about mindfulness practice as a preparation for spiritual practice. This will be followed by a practical guided meditation session, then the chance for you to share reflections or ask questions.
Sunday 26th September — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Paying Attention on Purpose with Glenda Irwin
By paying attention on purpose, the mindful approach to living allows appreciation and awareness of where we are in our lives, and how we may want to affirm or make changes to life goals. In this session participants connect and share experiences of conscious living, noting, and aspiring to peacefulness, compassion, and joy.
Sunday 3 October — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Enlightenment – what does it actually mean? With Sitara Morgenster
What do we talk about when using the word ‘enlighten’ or ‘enlightenment’? How does it play a role in our lives, and how is it interwoven with mindfulness practice. We’ll conclude with a refreshing mindfulness meditation and ‘light’ poem.
Sunday 10 October — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Experience of Living and Deepening a Mindfulness Practice with Neil Shepherd
It all starts with awareness. With this, we may realise the self-care benefits. Why then is it difficult to live mindfully consistently? For me, it’s taken strong intentions and tenacity to stay congruent with the mindsets and practices.
Sunday 17 October — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
How can you find enlightenment with mindfulness? with Anne Rodgers
Only in the present can one learn, grow and change. By paying attention to the experience in each moment, we can develop a different relationship to ourselves and how we relate to others, thereby creating the opportunity to change. This is the path to enlightenment. Mindfulness helps you to cultivate awareness of who you really are, getting to know yourself and what you stand for. By being real and authentic to your own personal values and bringing them to life. In this session we will explore how to tap into your inner resources of wisdom, intuition and creativity and allowing them to surface. There will be a guided meditation for deep self-inquiry, private journaling and share group discussion. How exhilarating to explore your untapped treasures by listening inwards. Only then can you truly connect with your true essence and find the path towards a more fulfilling life.
Sunday 24 October — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Embracing Compassion with Nat Mallia
When we open up our heart and mind to the infinite blessings of compassion, we are able to see how simple it can be to ease the sadness or anger of our loved ones. Nat will inspire you with some insights on compassion and guide you through a meditation to reflect upon how you can apply compassion to your relationships.
Sunday 31 October — 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Embodied Mindfulness — Practices to Support Living at the Speed of Moment to Moment Awareness with Lucy Schwabe
Experience an embodied approach to bring mindfulness and care more fully into your day to day life, cultivate self-compassion and awaken embodied joy.
Getting the Most From Your M+ Enlighten Session
✅ Log on 10 minutes before your sessions starts
It’s great if you can be relaxed and ready to enjoy your session as soon as it starts.
✅ Keep your camera on — remember you’re amongst friends
These sessions are best when we can see each other. Remember you are amongst friends.
✅ Ask questions
Make the most of these sessions and ask your expert mindfulness meditation expert teacher questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
DATE AND TIMES: All Enlighten sessions are held on Sunday afternoons, 4.00PM – 5.00PM.
HOW DO YOU REGISTER? Simply find the session or sessions you would like to attend below and register.
HOW DO YOU GET THE ZOOM LINK AND ARE THERE REMINDERS? Instructions for accessing the Zoom link are emailed to you upon registration. Reminders are sent out to you from 24 hours before your class starts.
ARE THE ZOOM SESSIONS RECORDED? The Zoom sessions are NOT recorded. This is to preserve the confidential environment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS CAN YOU BOOK IN FOR? You can book in for as many Zoom sessions as you like as part of your Mindfulness Plus membership.
QUESTIONS OR HELP: If you have any questions or require any help, please contact Karen Kopp on 0800 308 007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Your M+ Enlighten Mindfulness Expert Teachers
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.
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.
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.
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.”