Maintain Momentum – ways to keep practicing.


Keeping a mindfulness practice going isn’t always easy on your own.  We can all slip into old habits, get distracted by other less important but urgent things, or just become confused or unmotivated – despite our best intentions.

Joining regularly with others to practice together, can be a useful and enjoyable way to stay motivated and continue the momentum you built up over your course.

Plus, we’re offering opportunities to go further on your mindfulness journey, in the form of specialised graduate courses and retreats.

Take a look below to see what’s on offer!

Please note, the below is for our previous mindfulness course graduates only!  If you’re interested in joining a course, or learning more, please visit our Book Now section.

Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

This is a silent, residential retreat offering more silence and space than our Full Day retreat, and is suitable both for newbies as well as those who’ve already experienced a longer silent retreat.

Silent retreats are invaluable, wonderful and potentially life changing!  Definitely a must if you are wanting to deepen your practice or continue further along in your mindfulness journey. Click here to find out more and register.

Silent Weekend Retreat
Fri 23rd Sept – Sun 25th Sept 2022

With Dianne May and Jan Haworth

Arriving on Friday from 4pm for a 6pm start, concluding at 4pm on Sunday
St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland
$580* –  early bird rate of $525 until July 8th
*Includes two night’s single room accommodation (shared bathroom), plus meals

Monthly Mindfulness Sessions

Meeting up with others who have completed a mindfulness course is a great way to continue to enjoy and retain all the benefits you received on your course.

Commit to coming just once a month to our monthly in-person dropins just for grads, and leave feeling supported and inspired to keep practicing!

These sessions include a chance to:

  • Enjoy a live guided mindfulness practice 
  • Ask any questions you have around your practice, including exploring what you’ve been noticing and how you’re relating to that! 
  • Be inspired with teachings and other new insights
  • Discussions on how to keep living mindfully and ways of keeping mindfulness top of mind!
  • Connect with others from previous courses and feel part of a supportive mindfulness community (tea and biscuits provided!)

We look forward to seeing you!

Cost: $20 per session; Or commit to 4 sessions and pay $60 in advance ($15 per session) with unlimited expiry. Please bring cash on the night or bank transfer to 01-0190-0464593-00 using your name as reference. You can use your concession card on either the in-person or online sessions.

We don’t wish finance to be a barrier for you to attend these sessions, so please email us at if you are unable to afford the session fee. 

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In-person sessions 2022

First Wednesday of each month, 7pm-8.30pm
Location: The Mercy Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland

Wed 2nd March
Wed 6th April
Wed 4th May
Wed 1st June – CANCELLED
Wed 6th July
Wed 3rd August
Wed 7th Sept
Wed 5th Oct
Wed 2nd Nov

Online sessions 2022

One hour sessions via zoom, 7pm-8pm
Click here to join

Mon 21st March
Thurs 28th April
Thurs 26th May
Thurs 23rd June
Thurs 21st July CANCELLED
Wed 21st Sept
Wed 19th Oct
Wed 16th Nov

Full Day of Mindfulness
2022 Dates (Grads only)

Sat 3rd Dec, 2022

Next Date:

Sat 3rd Dec, 2022

With jan Haworth and Dianne May

The day will be in silence, and you will be lead through a range of mindfulness practices.

Cost: $120.00
Location: Michael Park School, Ellerslie
Morning and afternoon tea provided.
Vaccine passports will be required to attend the day.

Places are limited, please register below.
Please pay via bank transfer to 12-3629-0131546-00, using your name as reference.*

In the middle of our busy and often exhausting lives we can all benefit from stepping out of autopilot and taking some much needed time to simply be.

Join this wonderfully restorative Day of Mindfulness and top-up and deepen your mindfulness practice……

Please bring your own lunch and clothing appropriate for the weather (we’ll be spending some time outside).

*Please note: There are limited places available for the day, and in order to make this fair for all, payment is due on registration and your spot is not guaranteed until you have paid. Please get in contact for any payments queries. 

Register here for our next Day of Mindfulness 

Thank you for filling out this form. We realize the personal nature of these questions; therefore, please be assured that the completed forms are kept in strict confidence and only seen by the teachers.

Once completed you will receive an automatic email with further details on the day and how to pay. Please check your junk folder if it does not arrive!

6 Day Insight Meditation Retreat
24th – 29th July 2022

Four Foundations of Mindfulness
St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland

With Dianne May and Nadav Avny

This six-day silent meditation retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their practice and further understand the wisdom teachings underpinning mindfulness practices. The practices and teachings will provide an opportunity to become familiar with and explore the four foundations of mindfulness.

This retreat will offer periods of exploring your embodied experience of the four foundations of mindfulness through alternating sitting and walking meditation as well as mindful movement practices. While this retreat is a silent retreat, there will also be opportunities for group and individual discussions with the teachers to explore the practice’s personal experience and cultivate mindful communication.

The emphasis will be on creating together a safe, supportive and connected space for you to cultivate heart qualities such as compassion to self and others, courage, patience, authenticity and trust.

The retreat will take place at St. Francis Retreat Centre, located in a large, well-developed property that offers tranquil, spacious, old beautiful trees and vegetation to be immersed in. The accommodation is in single rooms (this is uncommon at retreat centres that tend to have shared rooms) with shared bathrooms.  Here is the link to some of their facilities:

Who is it for?
This retreat also welcomes people who are new to the practice and meditation. However, as this is a silent meditation retreat with an intensive schedule of practice, it will be particularly beneficial for people who have some mindfulness meditation experience (e.g. having completed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course). Do be in touch if you want to check that it will be suitable for you.

How to register
Registration to this retreat will be coordinated by the Mindfulness Training Institute  – please click on the below box to be taken to their site.  Or contact Dianne on with any queries.

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