Sacha is a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher through Melbourne Meditation Centre, is a member of the Meditation Association of Australia, plus a certified 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher through The Practice Bali Yoga. She holds a double diploma in Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine from the College of Complimentary Medicine, and is a certified Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches USA. With her formative career as a producer in the advertising and film industries, she knows the pressure of the corporate world, and experienced first-hand how much impact stress had on the mind and body. Her passion became to educate others in mindfulness and wellbeing practices, to give them the opportunity to use these tools to empower themselves to create work / life balance, increase their vitality, and develop a greater sense of peace and happiness within.
Zoe is a qualified meditation teacher, mindfulness educator, trained Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She is a tutor at Monash University, Department of General Practice, as part of the Health Enhancement Program led by Associate Professor Dr Craig Hassed. Zoe is also deeply passionate about the art of relaxation, the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra and has spent several years personally and professionally practicing and studying in this area. She is a qualified Yoga Nidra facilitator, specifically in The Daring to Rest Program developed by teacher and author, Karen Brody. In 2019 Zoe assumed a position on the board of Meditation Association of Australia, the national peak body representing meditation and mediation teachers. Zoe is passionate about sharing the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation in a direct and accessible way.
Daniel has many years of clinical experience as a Naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist, he offers a deep insight and respect for the intimate connection between the mind and body, creating space for others so they can feel at home within themselves. In ever-changing world, the mindfulness practice offers refuge, nourishment and connection. The ability to reconnect with our inner sanctuary — a place of peace, stillness and love, and to develop the inner resources to calm and overactive mind, take greater care of ourselves and to live a fuller and more purposeful life.
Jess is a graduate of the Chopra Centre’s Meditation Teacher Training Program and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program led by world-renowned author and holistic medicine advocate Dr Deepak Chopra, Ayurveda and Integrative medicine expert Dr Sheila Patel, and Vedic Educator Dr David Frawley. Alongside teaching, Jess has over 15 years’ experience in various senior roles within large NGOs, specialising in organisational strategy, program design, social enterprise and social impact measurement. She truly believes that a regular meditation practice enables people to work and live with greater clarity, creativity and efficiency and regularly coaches CEOs, senior management and teams on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in the workplace. Jess brings a depth of understanding of the intersections between ancient yogic wisdom, modern science and psychology to all of her classes and transcendental meditation courses to help bring greater peace, ease, freedom and inspiration to our busy lives.
Annemaree is a teacher of classical Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness practises and Meditation with over 30 years of experience. The underlying principle of her work is that a healthy body and a calm mind promise exemplary personal and professional accomplishment in all facets of life and her focus is on relieving anxiety and stress for those she works with.
Simon grew up in rural New Zealand which set the tone for a unique and calm upbringing – one he is incredibly grateful for. After finishing his Physiotherapy degree he made the move to Melbourne where he quickly realised how much stress a big city can create. Seeing there was a need for a home-like space where people could slow down and reconnect, he co-founded Happy Melon, a first-of-its-kind studio that blends mindfulness with movement and has meditation at its core. Over the past 5 years, he has led the business to where it is now as one of the leading wellness studios in Australia.