Learn to Meditate courses

Mind Body Health – Macedon Ranges – runs meditation and mindfulness courses in Gisborne. The Learn to Meditate and other meditation courses are aimed at beginner and experienced meditators and people wishing to refresh their meditation and mindfulness skills and practice. During the structured 6 week course, you will be introduced to a range of meditation techniques and strategies.

The Learn to Meditate and meditation courses are conveniently located for people living in Gisborne, Woodend, Macedon, Mt Macedon, Kyneton, Diggers Rest, Trentham, Taylors Lakes, Kilmore, Wallan, Daylesford, Sunbury, Melton, Riddells Creek, Bacchus Marsh and Ballan.

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TBC in Gisborne.


TBC Please note we are only at the venue while the course is in session (ie, 1.5 hours each week).



Course times


What to expect

  • Groups of 6 – 12 people from all walks of life – anyone wanting to do a Learn to Meditate / meditation course in and around Gisborne!
  • Sessions include theory and practice
  • Group discussions
  • Meditations on chairs, lying down and/or seated on the ground
  • Guided meditations and silent meditations.

What you will learn

  • How to relax the body and calm the mind through meditation
  • A range of meditation techniques involving the breath, body, sounds, gentle movement, mantra and visualisation, etc
  • How to relate to, and manage physical and emotional pain
  • How to meditate with and without guidance from a meditation teacher – ‘spot’ and seated, more formal sits/practices
  • How to adapt meditation to suit your own needs and lifestyle
  • How to relate to, and manage thoughts and feelings more effectively
  • How to meditate when tired, bored and distracted.

Benefits of a regular meditation practice

Participants of our meditation and mindfulness courses in Gisborne experience the following benefits as a result of a regular meditation practice:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Improved ability to manage pain
  • Better able to regulate and manage emotions
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased creativity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of meditation is taught?

Mind Body Health – Macedon Ranges – teaches a variety of meditation techniques rather than one particular type. Participants are introduced to the main principles of mindfulness meditation and how to integrate mindfulness in practical and meaningful ways in day-to-day life that suit their needs and lifestyle.

2. Are the meditation courses religious?

No, the Learn to Meditate courses and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses are not religious. The courses are grounded in research and best practice.

3. Where is Mind Body Health – Macedon Ranges – located?

Mind Body Health – Macedon Ranges – runs courses and workshops in a number of locations in Gisborne. Please check the relevant webpage to confirm the location of the course.

4. How do the meditation courses work?

The Learn to Meditate / meditation courses in Gisborne are usually 6 weeks in duration, with each week’s session running for 1.5 hours. The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) couse in Gisborne runs over an 8 week period with each week’s session running for 2.5 hours. Participants can sit on chairs or on the ground and are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes. Courses involve a mixture of small and large group discussion and meditation practice.

5.  Will I have to speak or address the group during the course?

Most sessions during the Learn to Meditate / meditation courses and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in Gisborne involve small or whole group discussions. Participants are encouraged to share with the group how their meditation practice is going week-to-week. Our experience has shown that people tend to get more out of the Learn to Meditate and MBSR courses when they contribute to class discussions, share their experience and ask questions. That said, there is no expectation that you speak or contribute to the group discussions at all.

Interested in registering for the course but would like your questions answered first? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us via telephone on 0409 137 053 or on email via