A little about, Kate.
"Practicing mindfulness in everyday living"
More than 20 years ago I was very pregnant with our second child, stressed and exhausted. Mole hills were becoming mountains and I needed to do something. I had practiced yoga, deep relaxation and visualization for more than 10 years but I needed a bit more.
Late one Saturday afternoon I went to The Relaxation Centre of QLD to their 30 minute Deep Relaxation class. They still run that class today.
We sat in chairs and I spent the next 30 mins watching my thoughts come and go across my mind, trying really hard not to fall asleep or worse, out of the chair.
Of course I thought I hadn’t done it properly but when I left I felt amazing, energized and calm at the same time. Needless to say I was hooked and I started a daily practice. I established a routine pretty quickly, some days I fell asleep, most days I didn’t and while I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right, I continued to practice and it felt good. I went back to the Relaxation Centre a few weeks later and when I explained to my teacher Marge what was happening in my practice she replied “darling you are meditating.” Happy days!
The accumulative effects of my daily practice were obvious to me and to those around me, the mole hills were no longer becoming mountains, they remained insignificant mole hills. This meditation thing was a very effective way to manage my emotional stress.
From that starting point, over the years, I have attended lots of meditation workshops and classes and I have tried different ways to meditate. Since completing my International Teachers Association (IYTA) Diploma in 2005, I have taught a number of Yoga and Meditation Classes. I am really passionate about teaching Mindfulness as anyone can do it – yes really!
No special equipment, gadgets or clothes are required, it’s portable and today more than ever we need to find our centre of calm within, let go of judgments and just be. Mindful living grounds me in the here and now.
I am interested in mindful stress management, holistic therapies and self-empowerment.
My interests include sewing, travel, photography, solitary time, living a slow, intuitive life and reading, though I rarely finish a book.
Currently I live in Brisbane with my husband our three teenage sons and Spike our dog.
Since completing her International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA, 460hrs) Diploma in 2005, Kate has taught a number of yoga and meditation classes.
Kate has SkilfullMIND Meditation Leader Certification, has completed The Power of Awareness training course with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield and has Reiki Level 1 & 2 training.
“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” – Amit Ray
3rd July - First Saturday of every month 2021
2.30 PM – 3.30 PM
Graceville Presbyterian Church
12 Bank Rd Graceville, QLD 4075
$20 per class
Dress in comfortable clothing.
Please note this is not a beginners class. Contact me for more info.
BOOKING IS REQUIRED
Intro to Mindfulness
This 4 week course is for you if you are new to meditation, you want to learn what mindfulness is and establish a practice that fits your lifestyle.
Indooroopilly Uniting Church
74 Station Road, Indooroopilly
20th Apr - 11th May 2021
7.00pm – 8.00pm
This is a Mindfulness Works course facilitated by me, please use Mindfulness Works website to book.
5 Week Mindful Movement & Meditation
Join me for the slow and gentle movements of Qigong and Mindfulness Meditation to clear stale energy and stagnation from your body and mind, leading to more energy and less stress.
This practice will build a strong foundation for self-care, both mentally and physically.
Tuesdays 25th May-22nd June
8am - 9am
9.30 - 10.30am
Brookfield Uniting Church
Brookfield Rd, Brookfield.
Booking is required, contact me for more info.
Please note: Cancellation and refund, less booking fees and cost of any materials, up to 24 hours before the start of a course, No refunds are given once course has started.
"Kate brings sanity and common sense to the chaos of modern life with her no non-sense approach to meditation and mindfulness.
She avoids being a pastiche of new age, hippie-ness by being a sincere, empathetic and caring human being, who makes the science of meditation accessible to the everyday person. After working with Kate I began to create a calmness that I can now access for myself. It is like having a rock to cling to in a swirling sea. I have the skills to slow my mind, control demons and destructive self-talk and find a refuge within myself. With her help I have developed a practice which has had the added bonus of reducing the physical impacts of stress, such as a sore neck and teeth clenching. Kate makes sense of the fears and the chatter that swamps our minds. She has a calm, practical and soothing approach. She uses a wide variety of techniques, images and meditation styles to allow you to find what works for you. I have no hesitation recommending Kate. Her sessions are excellent and are perfect for fast-tracking a regular meditation practice."
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