Learn from our team of highly qualified instructors with years of invaluable experience.
Both fully Certified and experienced, Dianne and Jan 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 is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and Founder.
Jan first came to mindfulness when undergoing cancer treatment. She 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 Iyengar yoga, holds a psychology degree and has extensive knowledge and qualifications in positive psychology, health coaching and preventive health. She also developed Life 2.0 – 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)
Certified Integrative Health Coach
Dianne is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and Counsellor.
She is 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.
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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.