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New South Wales, Australia
  • Timothea Goddard

    Bondi Junction Certified

    Timothea Goddard (Tim) has been practicing yoga and meditation (in the Vipassana tradition) since her early twenties, having also spent some years practicing Zen and Aikido. She sees meditation as…

  • Deb Algar

    Sydney Registered

    Deb has been facilitating MBSR courses for the general public since 2011, after completing MBSR Teacher Training with Openground. She also teaches mindfulness workshops in the workplace. She has worked…

  • Dr Adele Stewart

    Wollongong Certified

    Dr Adele Stewart MBBS FRACGP has been a GP for about 30 years in the Illawarra. Adele is registered to provide focussed psychological strategies. She is trained in Acceptance and…

  • Elizabeth Granger

    Bondi Junction Certified

    Elizabeth (Libba) is a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for over a decade as well as being a long term mindfulness practitioner, primarily in the Insight tradition. She…

  • Eva Papadopoulo

    Camperdown Certified

    Eva is a psychotherapist and is in private practice in Sydney. She has been an MBSR teacher with Openground since 2004 and is a founding director of MTIA. She has…

  • Lisa Pollard

    Newcastle Registered

    Lisa is a Yoga & meditation teacher with more than 29 years of self-practice and teaching experience in educational, corporate, medical & organizational settings. She has been facilitating 8-week mindfulness-based…

  • Jenny Steadman

    Blue Mountains Certified

    Mindfulness has been a part of Jenny’s life for over 35 years. She was first introduced to it while
    living alone at 15 years old, and she has been practicing…

Victoria, Australia
  • Ben Engel

    Albury / Wodonga Registered

    Ben Engel is an experienced mindfulness meditation teacher, practitioner and facilitator with extensive first-hand experience of the benefits that mindfulness practice brings to daily life . He brings a pragmatic…

  • Dr Kim Murray

    Melbourne Registered

    Kim is an experienced mindfulness teacher and founder of the Melbourne Mindfulness Practice, where he runs community Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses.

    Kim has explored meditative and contemplative practices from…

  • Ingrid Jolley

    Melbourne Registered

    Ingrid is a dedicated practitioner and teacher of mindfulness, meditation and yoga. She began practicing in 2001 which has inspired profound healing, growth and positive change within her life. She…

  • Kate Skilbeck

    Ballarat Certified

    Kate has engaged in a meditation practice since she was 16 years old and was certified as a meditation teacher within a yogic tradition by the time she was in…

  • Maggie O'Shea

    Castlemaine Registered

    Maggie has spent almost 30 years working in Mental Health Social Work. She was based in Oncology and Palliative Care in 2006 when she discovered the life-changing mindfulness work…

  • Marike Knight

    Melbourne Certified

    As Director of Cool Karma Collected, Marike has over 10 years’ experience creating dynamic, engaging and experiential training for individuals and organisations, facilitating programs in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Leadership,…

  • Nik Welsh

    Melbourne Registered

    Nik is a dedicated practitioner of mindfulness, meditation and yoga and has experienced deep personal transformation through her practice. After running her own furniture and homewares design company for many…

  • Nique Murch

    Melbourne Registered

    Nique has a rich background in adult education teaching movement, improvisation and critical literacies. She has practiced meditation in both Eastern and Western traditions over many years, experiencing first hand…

  • Dr Tania Gibbie

    Geelong Certified

    Dr Tania Gibbie, BBSc(Hons), MPsych(Health), PhD, is a Clinical and Health Psychologist, who works both in private and public hospitals. Tania received her initial training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy…

  • Ross Carne

    Malvern East Certified

    Ross is a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist, and holds a Doctorate of Medicine investigating brain imaging in epilepsy, and a Masters in Medical Education. He has held positions as Foundation…

  • Jade Nicholls-Patterson

    Hawthorn Registered

    Jade is a passionate mental health Occupational Therapist with a clinical background in adult inpatient and outpatient programs. She has worked in both the public and private hospital system and…

  • Nicole Moore

    Melbourne Registered

    Nicole is a Titled Pain Management Physiotherapist dedicated to both the science and experience of the mind/body connection -particularly the interface between pain and suffering and the arising potential for…

  • Di Shaw

    Melbourne Registered

    Di has long been curious about neuroplasticity and our capacity for change. Her
    personal mindfulness practice has included Feldenkrais awareness through
    movement for over thirty years and mindfulness meditation for…

  • Julia Grieves

    Melbourne Registered

    Julia has a longstanding practice in meditation and mindfulness and a deep trust in its capacity to open doors for personal and collective change. With a background in environmental and…

  • Jo Vautier

    Fitzroy Registered

    Jo has been actively pursuing a deeper understanding of her own and others' existence for 30 years through meditation and self-study.
    Jo discovered Mindfulness 10 years ago and loves to share…

Queensland, Australia
  • Astrid De Ruiter

    Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Certified

    Astrid is a certified MBSR teacher, with the Centre of Mindfulness, UMass having trained extensively with them and Openground. She is a counsellor/ psychotherapist and has a background in…

  • Helen Ferrier

    Stanthorpe Registered

    Helen is a health professional who has worked as a nurse for many years in mostly rural community settings and spent several years developing and evaluating a variety of projects…

  • Mary McIntyre

    Brisbane Certified

    B.A (Bus) Dip. Couns, MACA II , SEP Trauma Therapy, Cert. Expressive Therapies, Cert IV Arch. , Circle of Security Parent Educator

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Megan Layton

    Canberra Registered

    Megan is the Director of Simply Mindful, an experienced MBSR teacher, Yoga and Meditation teacher and Mental Health Social Worker. She has been teaching MBSR to the general public…

Tasmania, Australia
  • Christine Hiltner

    Hobart Registered

    Christine has trained in MBSR/MBCT with Openground, as a Social Worker with the University of Tasmania and as a Yoga Teacher at the Centre for Yoga Seattle, USA and the…

  • Miranda Stephens

    Hobart Registered

    Miranda Stephens is a registered teacher of Mindfulness programs in the health and education sectors. Miranda has been teaching mindfulness group programs for medical and health professionals as well as…

  • Pamela Lovell

    Hobart Certified

    Pamela trained with the Center for Mindfulness and Openground and is a certified MBSR teacher with the Centre of Mindfulness, UMass. She is an Organisational Development Consultant with…

South Australia, Australia
  • Anne Rodgers

    Adelaide Registered

    Formerly Managing Director of Starcom, 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…

  • Dr Maura Kenny

    Adelaide Certified

    Maura is a Consultant Psychiatrist and the Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression in Adelaide.
    She specialises in Cognitive…

  • Marelle Wilson

    Adelaide Registered

    Marelle Wilson is a physiotherapist at Move for Better Health, a multidisciplinary practice in Adelaide. She has 25 years of clinical experience and has also been practising meditation, yoga…

  • Marty Ewer

    Adelaide Registered

    Dr Marty Ewer B.M. B.S. F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.

    Marty is a psychiatrist in Adelaide who treats people who have been exposed to trauma. He is a long-term mindfulness practitioner. He specialises…

  • Georgie Davidson

    Adelaide Certified

    Georgie Davidson - Mindfulness teacher - Adelaide, S.AGeorgie Davidson is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, yoga teacher, MBSR mindfulness facilitator and educator. She offered the first MBSR in South Australia in 2010…

  • Cherise Vallet

    Adelaide + McLaren Vale Registered

    Cherise began her personal practice of yoga and meditation around 20 years ago, during a time of great personal change and stress on all levels – mental, emotional, physical. The…

Western Australia, Australia
  • Karen Haddon

    Perth Registered

    Karen is passionate about bringing mindfulness into the world and draws on her long experience with people in the corporate, small business and not-for-profit sectors in her MBSR teaching. She…

  • Regina Gerlach

    Perth Certified

    Regina is a passionate and committed Clinical Psychologist, a certified Mindfulness-Based practitioner, Qualified MSC Teacher and formally trained Mediator.

    Regina has been trained by Mark Williams and Zindel Segal (MBCT), Jon…

  • Robert Bentley

    Perth Registered

    Rob has been practising mindfulness since attending an MBSR course in 2007. Since that time he has attended various silent retreats, and trained with Timothea Goddard of Openground and the…

  • Michelle Chirgwin

    Broome Registered

    Michelle is an Occupational Therapist working in mental health in Broome and surrounding Aboriginal communities. She has facilitated MBSR and MBCT courses since 2016 after training with MTIA and has…

Northern Territory, Australia
North Island, NZ
  • Antonia Fiteni

    Whangarei Registered

    Antonia has been a school teacher for the last 20 years and is Founder of The Mindful Coach. She has been meditating for nearly 30 years and teaching meditation for…

  • Barbara Draper

    Auckland Registered

    I have been a Yoga practitioner for over 35 years, which has provided balance and well-being throughout my life. This has developed over many years into a deep interest in…

  • Debbie Schultz

    Auckland Certified

    As a leader in the field of business organisation development (OD) Debbie has been supporting individual and business growth for over 15 years. She has worked across multiple industries, countries…

  • Dianne May

    Auckland Certified

    Dianne is recognized as a Senior Mindfulness Based Teacher in New Zealand, being one of the earliest teachers to offer the 8 week MBSR programme in Auckland, and has been…

  • Jan Haworth

    Auckland Certified

    Jan first came to mindfulness when undergoing treatment for cancer. She was offered mindfulness as a tool for coping with the physical, emotional and psychological pain that comes with a…

  • Lila O'Farrell

    Auckland Registered

    Lila has nourished the integration of meditation practice, study and right livelihood for thirty years. She is an experienced mindfulness educator, clinical supervisor, and therapist with Mindful Life Consulting, and…

  • Lucy Schwabe

    Wellington Certified

    Lucy is a MBSR teacher with over ten years experience incorporating mindfulness-based interventions in her work with individuals and groups. She facilitates MBSR courses and mindfulness programmes in community settings,…

  • Nadav Avny

    Auckland Certified

    Nadav is a certified teacher and approved supervisor of MBSR and MBCT. He is Co-Director of the Mindfulness Training Institute: Australia & New Zealand.

    Nadav’s clinical psychology training was psychodynamic. He…

  • Sue Dykes

    Auckland Registered

    Sue is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Mindfulness Auckland, where she teaches MBSR and MBCT courses, retreat days and drop-in practice groups. She practices in the Insight Meditation…

  • Eve Rudkin

    Auckland Registered

    Eve is passionate about teaching mindfulness. She has experienced the profound transformation that a daily mindfulness practice can bring. She knows that mindfulness can offer freedom from being tied to…

  • Lotty Roberts

    Wellington Registered

    Lotty is a forward thinker in the field of Change Management, Organisational Culture and Leadership, with nearly 20 years’ experience leading and coaching people through large scale change and transformation…

  • Donna Gillard

    Auckland Registered

    Donna has worked in mental health services for over 25 years and became interested in teaching MBSR after being introduced to mindfulness through Dialectic Behavioural Therapy and Zen practice. …

  • Cynthia Liu

    Auckland Registered

    Cynthia Liu has been studying and practicing
    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in Macao, China since 2020 and
    continues to teach the Eight Weeks’ sessions of MBCT in Auckland, New…

  • Danica Toh

    Auckland Registered

    Danica, the founder of Soma Circle, embarked on her mindfulness journey in 2012 through her academic research in the area of sports psychology. This exploration sparked her life's commitment to…

South Island, NZ
  • Betsy Haley

    Christchurch Registered

    Betsy is an Organisational Development consultant and facilitator who specialises in mindfulness training. She believes that personal wellbeing underpins engagement, satisfaction and effectiveness in life and work, and views mindfulness…

  • Kate Brandram-Adams

    Canterbury Registered

    Kate is a Registered Mental Health Nurse (UK and NZ) who has specialised over her 22 year career in holistic approaches to mental health and wellbeing. This has included: training…

  • Neave Ross-Wallace

    Christchurch Certified

    Neave is a Mindfulness Teacher, Gestalt Therapist and Parenting Coach who specialises in teaching mindfulness to adults, children and families. Over the past 25 years she has worked as an…

  • Katie O'Connor

    Gore Certified

    Katie is a Certified MBSR teacher with the Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI) and has been teaching mindfulness in workshops and retreats for over 20 years including in schools, the…

  • Lea Godfrey

    Nelson Certified

    Lea is a mindfulness teacher, specialising in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Currently completing advanced supervision as a psychotherapist, she works in private practice specialising in Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.

    With a Bachelor of…

  • Claire Holmes

    Singapore Certified

    Originally from the UK, Claire lives and works in Singapore, where she is Head of School Counselling at a large International School.

    Most of her day-to-day work is of a therapeutic…

Registered teachers have taught at least three rounds of the program and have completed basic requirements of the Level I and Level II MTI training pathway, but are not yet certified.

Certified teachers are given certification when they have taught many rounds of the course, attended several silent retreats and their teaching has been rigorously assessed using video/audio submissions.