Mindfulness: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I speak to someone about the courses?

Please contact our administrator Jenny Clements via phone: 021 02 454 403 or email: Admin@MindfulnessAuckland.co.nz

 

How do I register for the courses?

Please contact our administrator Jenny Clements via phone: 021 02 454 403 or email: Admin@MindfulnessAuckland.co.nz to request a registration form or download the form on the registration page.

 

What are the costs?

See our courses page for course fees.  You will need to pay the full fee or have a negotiated a payment plan before starting the course.  Your place in the class is not reserved until we have received both your application and full course fee.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

(to be advised)

 

What if I can’t afford the course?

Our wish is to make the courses accessible to all those who could benefit, and concession places will be considered on the basis of need. Please ring Dianne May on 027 468 7149 to discuss a discount on course fee.

 

What if I can’t do yoga because of a physical condition?

The yoga is very gentle and its main focus is working within our limits whatever they are.  

 

What sort of people come to this course?

People of all ages from all walks of life come, wanting to learn new ways to work with the difficulties or challenges in their lives.  Many people have the course recommended to them by a health professional or someone who has benefited from the course themselves.  A referral is not required to register.

 

I am a health professional, which course should I do?

We recommend the 8 week MBSR course as a foundation. Research indicates that unless mindfulness is integrated into our own experience it is difficult to impart to our clients.

 

How many people are in the class?

Courses are limited to 18 due to room size.

 

What commitment does the MBSR course require?

You will gain most benefit from the course by attending all of the classes and the retreat day.  Participants are asked to commit to a daily practice of up to 40 minutes using the practices taught during the class. This course can be viewed as 8 weeks of practice, supported by weekly sessions.

 

What is the Retreat Day?

The Retreat Day is usually held between weeks 6 and 7. This is a valuable opportunity to consolidate the practices we have been working with over the previous weeks in a full day of led mindfulness practice.

 

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." 

 

The 14th Dalai Lama