MINDFULNESS (MBSR) for INDIVIDUALS AND ENTERPRISE

with Monique Wellness Coach 

NEXT COURSE OFFERINGS 4th Oct – 22th Nov 2021 – Mondays

Synergy Yoga and Pilates offers Corporate yoga and pilates as well as Mindfulness (MBSR) training in person and online workshops.
Why not let us cater for you or your staff’s needs, yoga/movement,  mindfulness training  that is trauma sensitive that can enhance you and your employee’s health and well-being, fitness and attitude.

Who Should Enroll?

Individuals, Beginners and Regular practitioners • HR  Professionals • Wellness Professionals • Healthcare Professionals • Coaches •  Mindfulness Teachers • Yoga Teachers • Leaders • Entrepreneurs • Internal Champions of Mindfulness

To help you deepen your practice and understanding of mindfulness through a rigorous and insightful workshops that are community driven, trauma sensitive providing you with the ‘gold standards’ of an internationally certified and recognised course. 

  • The most scientifically researched mindfulness program
  • MBSR was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979
  • Taught by certified MBSR instructor – Monique Leverington
  • No prior meditation experience required – great for beginners and advanced meditators alike
  • Course follows Gold Standards of Practice
  • Fulfills one of the prerequisite requirement for MBSR Instructor Training Certification
  • Pathways to MBSR training TTR1 and TTR2, TTR3
  • Practice focused with 45 minute long meditations and mindful movement

Experience and Education

Monique has a background with over 24 years working as an Adult and youth educator in various settings such as TAFE SA (lecturer) and youth and community service settings and clinical settings in mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs. Monique is qualified in Social sciences with a degree in Health Promotion and Addictions.  Monique, also has also completed a Post Graduate degree in Adult Education. Monique has qualified as a 500 Hour Expert Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and has more than 1500 total hours in Teacher Training across various styles of Yoga and Pilates. Including the following modes of movement.  Vinyasa, Yin, Yin and Yang Yang, Hatha, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapies, Thai Yoga Massage Level 1,  Reiki 1, Pilates and Mindfulness (MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) certified through the Academy of MBSR https://mbsr.website/ as well as in international teacher and trainer for teachers – Teaching Trauma Sensitive Mindful Movement

WHAT WE OFFER: LIVE AND ONLINE

STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS via ZOOM 

Curriculum at a Glance

10 Live Instructor Zoom Video Sessions
2.5 hour Orientation, 8 weekly 2.5 hour Sessions, Plus Day-long (4 hour) at Home Retreat
(Attendance is mandatory for orientation, all sessions and retreat) $400 pp

One on One – 2 x hr Weekly sessions (Duration over 8 weeks – is done via Zoom Room live online classes) 

  • Package includes 2 hr Orientation session and 8 x 2 hr weekly live zoom sessions one on one. Manual, pre-recorded audio sessions, pre-recorded mindful movement sessions. 1:1 coaching via zoom sessions, all tuition and guidance and chance to join 1/2  day at home retreat
  • COST $560 per person – click here to find out more

One on One – 90 Wellness Coaching – Conquering Stress  (designed for individual needs)

  • Package includes 1:1 live zoom session, 90 minutes of guided movement and coaching, led meditation and optimal health wellness coaching
  • COST: $80 per session or pack of 5 x sessions $325

Group sessions – 8 x week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/ Mindful Leadership Programs

NEXT COURSE OFFERINGS 4th Oct – 22nd Nov – Mondays

  • Package includes 1 x 2.5 hour orientation session and 8 x 2.5 hour weeks of group sessions via zoom  – you will receive a manual, pre-recorded audio and video sessions in meditation and movement, tuition and workshops Plus a 4 hour  at home weekend retreat offering (via zoom)
  • COST: $400 pp – Click here to find out more

Discounts apply for pensioners/benefits and unemployed of 10% discount. 

MINDFUL LEADERSHIP and WELLNESS PROGRAMS – VIA ZOOM 

  • Corporate Group Sessions – Introduction to Mindfulness Based Interventions (3 hours) POA
  • Corporate Group Sessions – 7 xDays of Mindfulness Packages – 1 hour per day over 7 days, includes e-book and practical guidance $34.99 per person

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION COURSES – CURRICULUM

Our Corporate Mindfulness Programs are specifically tailored to address needs of all VIP staff in the workplace. Because Monique applies evidence-based research and practices during workshops, programs are achievable and effective. In particular, if participants join the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course they will learn core skills that have been tested in a variety of settings and seen to reduce stress and enhance overall performance just after regular practice over 8 weeks and beyond.  Monique offers an exclusive package via Zoom to corporate/enterprise clients from anywhere in the world. This means we are employers and employees can join from anywhere at an arranged time. Alleviating time restrictions, travel restrictions and can join in the comfort of their own home or office workspace.

Orientation

  • Intro & Program Overview
  • Meet Instructor & Participants
  • Q&A

WEEKS 1 & 2

  • Mindful Movement
  • Mindful Eating
  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Perception versus reality
  • Awareness of Breathing
  • Pleasant Events Calendar
  • S.T.O.P meditations and Breath Awareness

WEEKS 3 & 4

  • Walking Meditation
  • Lying Down Mindful Movement
  • Seated Mindful Movement
  • Unpleasant Events Calendar
  • The Stress Response
  • Standing Mindful Movement
  • Exploration of Stress
  • Awareness of Thoughts Meditation

WEEKS 5 & 6

  • Stressful Communications
  • Open awareness meditation
  • Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • Working with Difficulties
  • Responding Instead of Reacting
  • R.A.I.N meditation
  • Awareness of Emotions

1/2 Day  Home Retreat

WEEKS 7 & 8

  • Lifestyle choices
  • G.L.A.D meditations
  • Silent Meditations/open awareness
  • Loving Kindness Meditation
  • Formal and Informal Practice
  • Sustaining Your Practice – A mindful life
  • Course End

What technology do I need to participate online?

To facilitate online training we choose to use Zoom, this is a video conferencing application that you can sign up with for free.  To sign up all you need is a computer/laptop/ipad or phone that include having a  speakers, microphone (built in on most devices nowadays) and video capabilities, and a high-speed internet connection. When signing up for a course, you will need:
  • To download the Zoom application onto your chosen device. Click here to learn more about Zoom and how you can open a free account.
  • A space somewhere quiet so you can engage in the weekly sessions and day of practice with minimal disruptions. The space should be well-lit room, quiet, comfortable and ergonomically sound. You will also need to gain support from your family/housemates so that you can have access to the internet (speed needs to be around 15 – 60 megabits per second upload and atleast 5-10 mbps download. You can check speeds at Speed test

COURSE DATES

Start date: 4th Oct – 22nd Nov Mondays

Duration:  1 x Orientation session, 8 weeks of 2.5 hours per week and 1 x 1/2 day home retreat

Time: Mondays Asia/Pacific times will vary 6:00 – 8:30pm SA/ 6:30 – 9:00pm NSW/VIC/ ACT 5:30pm / QLD 5:30 – 8:00pm/ WA 3:30 – 6:00pm/ Singapore 3:30 – 6:00pm – also need to consider Daylight saving changes – please ensure you check the relevant times via this link week to week.

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

London/Uk/Eire/Portugal 8:30  – 11 am/   Europe 9:30 – midday

Cost: $400 per person (group only – if you wish to book a 1:1 course please email Monique directly) includes manual, 9 x 2.5 hrs per week  + 1/2 at home retreat, live zoom classes and tuition, pre-recorded mindfulness meditations, pre recorded mindful movement sessions. Ongoing support and teachings. Live zoom workshops. Min 3 people to run – Max 10 people.

Payments can be made via this link for group sessions click https://synergyyogapilates.com.au/product/8-week-mindfulness-course/

Or you can arrange for a direct deposit into the nominated bank account please email Monique for details.

Payment plans are also available (T&C’s apply)

To enquire please send an email to Monique Leverington synergyyogapilates@gmail.com

By, providing education and insight for coping with an ever-changing work environment and workplace relationships in a supportive and engaging environment. Programs aim to increase well-being of body and mind so that staff build resilience for the workplace and beyond excelling in every area of their life.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Meditations

8 WEEK MBSR PROGRAM & SHORTER COURSES BASED ON MBSR PRINCIPLES

So what is Mindfulness and how can it enhance and support your overall wellbeing

Mindfulness Based Interventions, this program is known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Provides participants will skills in meditation, both formal and informal practices that can be practiced anywhere anytime. Since its inception in 1979 over 24,000 people worldwide have been exposed to the 8-week programs in a variety of settings, workplaces, schools, community centres, hospitals, Corporate environments.

The training endorsed by Emeritus Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn – who developed MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. As seen on ABC Catalyst TV. In developing a world wide recognised program to better cope with stress.

We realise that offering an 8 week program is not always available to everyone,   we have adapted programs for workplaces and individuals that are based on the MBSR principles, and range from 2.5 hours to 8 weeks depending on your workplaces needs and budget. See above proposals and options.

Undertaking this in-depth training to develop a steady mindfulness practice will offer you and or your employee’s personal skills and tools to apply in their everyday life. We take a genuine, personal approach and ensure to go the extra mile to help ensure the practices are immediately satisfying and helpful. The new online format emerges from wisdom and care in response to the global health challenge; we encourage you to try it. We also look forward to when we can come together again and share the course content in person. It may be that you choose a combination of both options in future training. Offering the course online also means there is a lot more flexibility in terms of time management and location, people can do from the comfort of their own home or office. So many positives.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, user-friendly program that brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

Book early as our courses fill up quickly.

To register email Monique synergyyogapilates@gmail.com

The practices…

When practiced regularly, meditation has been shown to enhance overall well-being and health.  The basis of the methodology has also been adapted from Eastern philosophies, Yoga and Buddhist traditions and teachings. Adopting the psychologies of Eastern practices and the sciences of current day practices.

Research tells us…

Research suggests that stress levels are lowered by ways of having better coping mechanisms in times of stress and fight or flight responses which affects the Automatic Nervous System when constantly operating on high alert. Applied Mindfulness helps to enhance a better sense of self and self-efficacy, allowing people to respond in a more resilient manner rather than in a reactive manner. This has been showing to improve communication responses as well as relationships both in work and outside of the workplace. So, mindfulness practices also help us somatically, assisting our Para Sympathetic nervous system (PNS) to benefit from the Rest and Digest phase.

When practicing mindfulness regularly we might notice its overall effects can enhance clarity, planning and organisational skills, response rather than react (this is the flight of flight responsivity) becoming more focused on what we are doing.  Mindfulness has also been shown to have positive effects for our overall wellbeing, in particular stress related illness and ailments such as anxiety, depression, trauma, inflammation, auto immune diseases, digestive ailments, blood pressure, fibro myalgia.  In short learning mindfulness & meditation techniques have amazing benefits for our overall health and wellness.

What is important to note is that Mindfulness is not a quick fix solution, the practices need to be applied throughout our daily lives without effort but more as a way of tuning in. Recognising applications are not a solution to work overload or exhaustion. More so these skills are useful in enabling people to become more self-aware, self-responsible for self-care and less reactive in a stressful situation. It is also important to note that mindfulness is not a cure for all things. Particularly if participants are suffering from trauma or depression it is good to chat with your facilitator and health care providers to first before undertaking the 8 week program.

HOW DO OUR PROGRAMS ENHANCE WELL-BEING?

The premise of these programs is to introduce the core mindful practices, scientific studies and findings (to give meaning and intent to adopting mindful awareness practice) that support evidence- based research to the staff in the workplace. This is believed to have benefits and outcomes that strengthen self-efficacy, resilience, self-care (through compassion) and self-responsibility. These workshops are practical, effective and supportive. There is NO FLUFF – we get straight to the point and provide REAL life skills that can be applied in day to day life, immersing fully in modern day knowledge, evidence-based results.

Studies have shown that mindfulness may also enhance collaborative work practices to promote supportive working environments to enforce best possible practice and outcomes for work teams participating in active and regular mindful practice. What needs to be done prior to the course?

Pre and Post Course Enquiry

A basic wellness assessment form and pre-course questionnaire needs to be completed so that Monique can get to know participants prior to the course work, this is important particularly if there are any existing mental health issues or health issues that Monique needs to be aware of. All wellness questionnaires and registrations are kept in the strictest of confidence.

So as we begin to understand what level of knowledge of awareness participants may have in terms of practicing mindfulness, their understanding of how to reduce stress or implement techniques for well-being is also sought from the wellness questionnaires. If a participant is seeing a psychologist for trauma related events or if they are currently having concerns with their mental-health it is important that the participant speak with their health worker/Dr prior to ensure that the course is appropriate for them.

What is included with the course content?

• Course preparation and adaptation in terms of staff/ participants needs based on consultation with your organisation
• Podcasts that can be downloaded to use of meditations we have covered during the course
• Pre-Post questionnaires and consults if need be & Manual
• Tuition/Workshops and handouts facilitated by Monique Leverington from Synergy Yoga and Pilates

Course Cost = face to face and additional 2 hours pre/post assessment & podcasts
Course adaptation and pre/post assessments with participants, handout/booklets/podcasts, hours- Face to Face

What else can Synergy Yoga and Pilates Offer in terms of Well-being?

• One on One consults and assessments for ongoing mindfulness and yoga practices
• 1-day team building retreats based on Mindfulness practices
• Retreats for Corporate Management
• Yoga Therapies
• Pilates for building strength and core

Who has Synergy Yoga and Pilates worked with during the past 10 years?

• RAA and AIA
• THE ALH Group
• Surf Life Saving Headquarters SA
• Molynycke
• The Advertiser of SA
• The Australian Wine Research Institute
• Holdfast Bay City Council
• Renewal SA
• Camden Community Care
• St Marys College
• Gary Smith Real Estate
• Glenelg East Kindergarten
• Breathe Festival
• The Sanctuary Yoga and Music Festival
• Rembrandt Court Aged Care

A little bit about your facilitator Monique Leverington

Monique Leverington has owned and operated Synergy Yoga and Pilates since 2012. Since then Monique has completed more than 1400 hours in Yoga/Pilates and Mindfulness Teacher Training. Taught over 4000 hours of yoga, Pilates, meditations during the past 10 years.
Monique is qualified in the following Undergraduate and Post Graduate studies:
• Bachelor of Social Sciences specialising in Health Promotions and Addictions (Golden Key Honors Award)
• Bachelor (post Graduate) in Adult Education.
• 1500 hours of study in Yoga/Pilates and Mindfulness (MBSR certified Trainer)
• Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
• Diploma of Workplace Assessment

After having her first child Monique decided to re-train in the movement industry having a personal interest in Yoga, Pilates and education. From there her interest and passion of the psychology of the mind was re-ignited and Monique has since delved into the studies of Mindfulness over the past 7 years. Monique has now completed her international qualification in MBSR teacher training 200 hours which enables her to facilitate the world re-known Gold Standard Mindfulness course.

Wellness Coach Meditation.live

Monique is an International MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher), Meditation Teacher and Yoga Teacher offering live Zoom classes and On Demand classes and workshops for Meditation.Live

You can join Monique or one of the incredible meditation teachers live via the website anytime. Teachers offer a range of Zoom Room live practices as well as on demand classes.

For more details and prices please email Monique

For a full program and details, pricing and assessment please call or email Monique EMAIL

Please feel free to explore the SENSE’s with Monique – a 20 minute Mindful Meditation