Expert Led

Learn from our team of highly qualified instructors with years of invaluable experience.

Our facilitators are authorised by the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand (MTI-ANZ) to deliver internationally-recognised, evidence based Mindfulness courses to you or your organisation.

Jan Haworth

Founder and Facilitator

Jan is a fully Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. She first came to mindfulness when undergoing cancer treatment and was offered mindfulness to help her cope with the physical, emotional and psychological stress and pain that comes with a serious illness. Jan soon found the benefits of mindfulness extended way beyond simply a coping strategy, and found it so life changing that she was inspired to become a teacher and share mindfulness with others.

Since then, Jan has worked with staff in a range of organisations in the public and private sector, including various District Health Boards and corporate organisations.

Alongside this, she runs MBSR courses for the general public, and has a particular interest in working with people coping with illnesses.

Jan is a long time student of yoga, holds a psychology degree and has extensive knowledge and qualifications in positive psychology, health coaching and preventive health. She also developed a group course that provides knowledge, skills and support to help people move forward after cancer treatment in a positive and productive way.

BSocSc – Psychology
MTIA Certified Teacher of Mindfulness Based Programs (MBSR and MBCT)
Certification in Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness
Certified Integrative Health Coach

Dianne May

Facilitator and Counsellor

Dianne is a fully Certifed MBSR teacher and also Co-director of the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand (MTI-ANZ) – a not-for-profit established to ensure the professional and rigorous training of individuals to deliver Mindfulness Based Interventions across Australia and New Zealand.  Dianne is recognised as a Senior Mindfulness Based Teacher and authorised Supervisor for MTI-ANZ, training and supervising Mindfulness teachers on the pathway.

Dianne was one of the first teachers to offer the 8 week MBSR in Auckland, and has been offering Mindfulness Based programmes and individual counselling sessions for over 20 years.

For the past 10 years, she has worked in various hospitals offering Mindfulness training courses to staff.

Her personal practice and love of Mindfulness Meditation spans a period of over 30 years.

MTIA Certified Teacher of Mindfulness Based Programs (MBSR and MBCT)

Sarasi Clack


Sarasi trained as a Mental Health Nurse in 2000 in the UK, and moved to NZ in 2007.  From her experience of working in Mental Health, even at the start of her career she was aware of the importance of compassionate self care and stumbled upon mindfulness and meditation after trying a yoga class in 2004.

The practice of Mindfulness has been an integral part of her own life and professional Nursing practice for over 20 years. It has shaped the path of her career and training in Mindfulness based therapeutic interventions, such as DBT, MBSR and EMDR.  It has also been essential in the longevity of her work life and personal well being. 

Sarasi completed the MBSR training in 2018 and went on to to lead 8 week courses for ADHB/ Te Whatu Ora for Mental Health Professionals. After having her own children she developed with Dianne May “Mindfulness for Mothers” courses.

Sarasi continues to provide Clinical supervision to health professionals, supporting those who care to also take care of themselves.

Bachelor of Nursing (hons) 2000
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy  Intensive Training 2008
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Training  Level I,II,2021
NZ Registered Mental Health Nurse 
MTIA MBSR teacher training

Eve Rudkin


Eve is a Registered Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher (MBSR) and has significant experience delivering training in the area of healthy minds and mindfulness. She takes great care to ensure that she actually helps people cope better with the challenges they face in their work and lives. She enjoys guiding people to develop their capacity for enhanced wellbeing.

Mindfulness practice helped Eve after a difficult time in her life, so working in this area to bring these skills to others is deeply meaningful for her.

She holds a psychology honours degree, with a focus and publication on mindfulness. She also has trained in nervous-system regulation, and has an honours degree in history and anthropology.

MTIA Registered Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher
BHSc Psychology (Hons)
BA (Hons) 

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We believe personal well-being, thriving communities, and the health of our planet are interconnected. For every participant in our courses, we partner with Trees that Count to plant a native tree, contributing to the restoration and biodiversity of Aotearoa New Zealand. Join us in cultivating mindfulness, reducing stress, and together, let's nurture both our minds and the Earth we call home.

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