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8 week Mindfulness Course



8 week MBSR Mindfulness Course


Start date: Starts January 20th – March 24th Thursdays 2022

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

Cost: $400 per person – or 1:1 private coaching $560 per person See details below

“Mindfulness/Meditation is NOT ABOUT stopping your thoughts, feelings or emotions”

Mindfulness Courses offered by Monique Leverington, qualified MBSR facilitator and wellness coach. Based on the world re-known MBSR 8 WEEK COURSE- REDUCING STRESS & ANXIETY endorsed by Jon Kabat- Zinn.  For individuals, Groups and Enterprise, Mindful Leadership

Synergy Yoga and Pilates offers mindfulness courses,  Corporate yoga and pilates as well as Mindfulness (MBSR) training. 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 practice & community driven course that meets global gold standards

  • 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

What to expect in an 8-Week Course mindfulness course – Curriculum at a glance
This is a journey, a life experience meeting you where you are – right in the middle of your life. The opportunity to study your own thoughts, emotions and sensations, opening-up to present moment awareness. Providing a safe and supportive environment in which to cultivate a deeper connection, developing kindly awareness, curiosity and a non-striving attitude. For enterprise and wellness coaching packages click here


  • 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

Research has been shown that REAL CHANGE takes effect if a person adopts a regular formal and informal practice for 8 weeks and beyond.
“The only way to change our lives is to Change our Brains”

Full course cost $400 – Group/ One on One = $560 pp (10 discount for unemployed, students or pension cards on application)

YOUR FACILITATOR – Monique Leverington

Experience and Education 

Monique has a background with over 17 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 by the Academy of MBSR in Spain TT1, TT2 and TT3 – as well as in international teacher and trainer for teachers – Teaching Trauma Sensitive Mindful Movement

Some observed benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been seen to help the following health issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Work, relationship, family stress
  • auto immune illness, disease
  • depression
  • trauma
  • cancer
  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • chronic illness and disease
  • chronic pain
  • PTSD and PTSS
  • Eating issues
  • Grief
  • Migraine
  • Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Panic Attacks
  • High Blood pressure
  • Sleep issues
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Skin disorders
  • The course will teach new ways to handle body sensations, thoughts and emotions via formal and informal sits and movement
  • The course will support you to develops skills that offer better ways to address and take care of your wellbeing, managing stress and day to day challenges, grievances as they arise more effectively – be they physical, mental, social or emotional.
  • Throughout the course you will be developing skills that make it easier to be with various life challenges and experiences, both the positive and negative, pleasant or unpleasant. This allows you to respond to situations more mindfully and from a state of presence rather than from a reactive perspective.
  • During the course you will learn that there are generally a couple of ways we can handle difficulties, either we change the situation or we change how we deal with the situation. So often the former is not an option so it’s beneficial to learn new ways of relating to situations as they arise.
  • This 8-week course 2.5hr format is a pathway to becoming a qualified MBSR teacher and criteria as entry into the TTR1 and TTR2 training – we recommend  and endorse The Mindful Academy Teaching Training pathway for Mindfulness MBSR Teachers. the link to further pathways click here 


Start date: Thursdays 20th January – 24th March 2022 –  6:00 – 8:30pm

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

Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm UTC+1 (UK/Eire time) 7:00 – 9:30pm CET time

London/Uk/Eire/Portugal 6:00 – 8:30pm /   Europe 7:00 – 9:30pm

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

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



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