At Centred Meditation we guide and teach an Effortless Meditation technique.
There are many different types of meditation taught both in the East and the West which require anything from an extreme to a moderate degree of concentration and mental control. When learning these types of meditation, practitioners often experience a sense of failure and frustration in not being able to meditate correctly nor experience the true relief and results they are after.
By contrast, at Centred Meditation we teach an Effortless Meditation technique which requires no form of concentration or mental control at all. Practitioners don’t have to “switch their mind off”, “think of nothing”, nor “clear their mind of all thoughts”. What’s more, the Effortless Meditation technique is extremely easy to learn and practice, feels really enjoyable to do, and the benefits in the mind and body are noticed very quickly.
Our form of Effortless Meditation is completely non-religious, is practiced sitting comfortably in a chair or on the couch, and can be practiced by ANYONE (especially those that have a highly active ‘monkey mind’).
Since 2015, thousands of urban professionals have sat in our studio armchairs and benefited from our Guided Effortless Meditations, hundreds have learned Self-Directed Effortless Meditation on our retreats and programs, and countless companies have incorporated our practices into their offices and culture.
Through Centred Meditation we invite you to realise an outer reality of your worth. One where you are calm under pressure, connected to your innermost presence, and confident to express your true nature. One where you find meaning in your work, fulfillment in your relationships and joy in your activities.
IT ALL STARTS WITH A REGULAR MEDITATION PRACTICE.
GUIDED MEDITATION SESSIONS
(in-person or online)
Our studio in the heart of the Sydney CBD is your urban sanctuary that has been purposefully designed to give all your senses exactly the cues they need to de-stress and get centred: a tranquil atmosphere, natural surround sound, diffused soothing scent, warm calming tea, and comfortable armchairs propped with cushions and blankets to melt into.
The soothing voices of our expert facilitators will steal you away from the hustle and bustle of your busy day, guiding you through our unique guided sequences specially formulated for urban professionals.
Purchase your pass and drop-in to meditate (physically or online) in your preferred sequence. All meditation sessions are 30 minutes in length and conveniently scheduled throughout the day. Be it to start your day on the right foot, prevent the afternoon slump or to unwind before returning home.
SELF-DIRECTED MEDITATION COURSE
Attend a 2 hour workshop to learn the Effortless Meditation technique. Learn in-depth instruction on how to meditate correctly and understand all the experiences you can expect in and out of your practice.
Begin your regular practice of meditation on your own and in the studio with your 4 week unlimited pass.
Get feedback on your meditation technique and debrief your experiences to ensure you are fully proficient in the Effortless Meditation technique during your two 1-hour group check-ins and 1 x personal consultation.
GUIDED MEDITATION STUDIO PRICING
14 Day Trial
- Not sure which pricing option is for you? Enjoy our introductory trial to help you decide. It includes: 14 days of unlimited guided Effortless Meditation sessions either in person, live-streamed or on demand PLUS a complimentary “Intro to Meditation” workshop (held every Monday evening), AND a coaching session with one of our expert Effortless Meditation teachers to ensure you are meditating correctly and experiencing the results you are seeking.
- Ideal if you wish to meditate twice or more per week.
- Directly debited every 4 weeks. No minimum commitment. No long term contracts and no set up fees. Ability to suspend membership with 72 hours notice and cancel at any time.
10 Pass Pack
- Ideal if you wish to meditate once a week.
- 12 week expiry from date of first use.
INDEPENDENT MEDITATOR COURSE PRICING
Become a proficient independent meditator in 4 weeks on a set course. Three of the sessions are down as a group and the last is done privately.
- Become a proficient independent meditator in 4 weeks! Four sesions done privately at a time that suits you!
Co-Founder, Chief Meditation Officer
Kevin is the Co-Founder and Chief Meditation Officer at Centred Meditation. He reluctantly came to meditation out of desperation to rid himself of the detrimental effects of stress. Years down the track of cumulative benefits, Kevin now dedicates his life to making this untapped resource more accessible to urban professionals through his world-first corporate meditation studio as well as his highly sought-after meditation and mindfulness programs with many of Australia’s leading businesses. He has led and taught thousands of people to meditate and has a unique way of distilling complex intellectual topics into simple practical tools for his students. Kevin’s purpose is to raise the bar of love and affinity in the world and lower the bar of suffering. He is a proud lululemon ambassador alumni and board member of Meditation Australia.
Co-Founder, Studio Manager
Nikki is the Co-Founder and Studio Manager at Centred Meditation. It was while studying at University when she experienced first hand the visceral effects of stress on her mind and body: constant anxiety, muscle spasms, digestive issues and the list goes on. She stumbled upon effortless meditation online, and was overwhelmed by it’s immediate effects on all aspects of her life. She has since directed a non-profit organisation, trained as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and travelled around the world organising, undertaking, and facilitating personal development and leadership programmes. Nikki is currently a Provisional Psychologist and her purpose is to empower people to be inspired by their own true greatness and freed up to share it with the world.
Centred Meditation Facilitator
Danyah is a dedicated mindfulness practitioner, meditation facilitator, and author of Dropping In: A Meditation Journal. Her journey with meditation began over 15 years ago and has played an integral role in helping her see into the nature and workings of her own mind, thereby loosening the grip of anxiety and a strong inner critic. Passionate about making meditation mainstream, she is deeply committed to helping others not only reduce their stress, but access the wellspring within of inner joy and peace. Danyah is an accredited senior teacher with the Meditation Association of Australia, holds a Diploma in Mindfulness and Compassion Teaching and is a graduate Mindfulness MBSR Level 1 Teacher. She continues with interest to expand her understanding of the mind, and is inspired by both traditional and contemporary authorities in this domain.
Centred Meditation Facilitator
When Shane was diagnosed with a painful autoimmune disease at 18, this change took him on a journey of understanding the body and mind at a whole new level. At the beginning it was yoga that mostly gave him great relief, however when it was too painful, meditation was his backup. Slowly meditation became a bigger and bigger part of his practice and soon produced profound benefits – even removing the need for medication! Truly fascinated by the potential of the mind and the impact of meditation on the nervous and immune systems, Shane has continued to explore and practice a wide range of meditation techniques and make it a significant part of his life.
Centred Meditation Facilitator
Kari lives simply and consciously. A self proclaimed extroverted introvert, her love of people and creating connections come natural, but it is her passion for knowledge and creating a healthier way of living & being that give her purpose.
Kari is an independent meditation teacher. She has consistently invested time & energy into meditation knowledge and draws her understanding from ancient wisdom, modern masters and direct experience. She teaches a modern technique in a way that is achievable and effective for all people to learn, and shares a simple understanding of how to effortlessly create the conditions for the body & mind to un-stress and restore health naturally.
Kari has faith in humanity and trust in nature. She believes that meditation is the most powerful gift that you can give yourself and is an essential aspect for good health, personal & evolutionary growth, and progressive change in the world.
Retreat & Programs Facilitator
Walter pioneered the development and teaching of a wide range of methods designed to maximise the professional and personal potential of individuals, teams and organisations. He is an international consultant who regularly consults to the top senior management teams of Australian public and private sector organisations in the areas of corporate development, leading organisational change (specialising in organisational cultural change), leadership development, teambuilding, communication skills and strategic business planning. Walter began meditating in 1968 and has continued ever since (over 50+ years)! He authentically embodies the profound effects of long-term meditation and is an absolute privilege to be around.
Retreat & Programs Facilitator
For over 15 years Robert has worked with senior teams and management all over the world assisting them create the leadership and corporate cultures that support them to achieve their vision and goals. He was a foundation member of Mckinsey’s Mindsets and Capabilities initiative and has extensive experience in C Suite and Senior Team Facilitation and Coaching. He has a variety of qualifications in a various leadership and stress management courses, as well as years of experience running corporate personal development companies. Outside of work, his love of The Himalayas led him to create “Conscious Trekking”, a travel company taking like-minded people to discover ‘spirit of place’ in the mountains.
Virtual Studio Tech Guru
Daragh became fascinated with his mind the moment he realised he made his living with it. His mental capacities for creative problem solving have been useful during his career in software development and academia. He has also experienced first-hand what happens when it stops working properly. The tendency for those capacities to be negatively impacted during the periods of excessive stress and anxiety he experienced during his twenties led him to explore meditation as a solution – thankfully he has found it works remarkably well to maintain balance and harmony in his inner world.
Daragh is always grateful to have the opportunity to sit and share what he has learned about meditation over the years. He started teaching informally a number of years ago, running twice-weekly groups at his workplace as a way to keep focused on his own practice. Since then, he has been lucky to work with a variety of audiences. Daragh is always astonished how quickly meditation can make a difference – often one or two sessions with good instruction are enough to help anyone see the benefits!
Guest Experience Guru
Fritzie is the Guest Experience Guru at Centred Meditation. She is an independent entrepreneur who has worked in various sectors for the past 20 years, including real estate, sales, risk management, and leadership.
She loves working with people and pours love and care into every interaction.
When she isn’t looking after her husband and kids, she enjoys travelling, drinking coffee and caring for her eight beloved dogs and cats!
Guest Communications Guru
Alex has worked for over 20 years in the construction industry and understands all too well how the day-to-day stresses of work and life can become overwhelming. In 2019 she found herself working longer and longer hours to meet her own expectations and suffering from physical symptoms of anxiety.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are all of the classes suitable for beginners?
How often do I need to meditate in order for it to be effective?
I'm too busy to meditate.
Do I need to sit on the floor to meditate properly?
My mind is too active to sit still and think of ‘nothing’. Is meditation right for me?
The aim of meditation is not, and we repeat, not to think of nothing. Put simply, thinking of nothing just isn’t possible. The very act of thinking implies that your brain is actively engaged in cognitive processes, and nothing implies no-thing is happening at all. So, thoughts during meditation are totally normal and expected and ‘chatter’ that you ‘hear’ is simply your mind debugging itself in the way it knows best. Meditation is about giving your body the time and space it needs to simply repair itself. Over time, you will find that your mind becomes calmer and more peaceful, both within your meditation as well as outside in your daily life.
Some days I have good meditations, other times they are bad. What's going on?
Does meditation get easier with time?
Why do I keep falling asleep when I meditate?
The ideal way to position yourself is to sit upright with your head unsupported (i.e. not leaning against the headrest or the pillow). This is because your brain is more likely to release sleep chemicals when it is resting back on something). Your posture should be such that if you do fall asleep, your head begins to fall forward (as your neck cannot maintain muscle control when it is sleeping), often waking you in the process. If you do fall asleep despite this, then enjoy it as this is obviously what your body needs and perhaps work on getting more sleep at night.
Keep in mind that sometimes it might feel like you are asleep, but your head was perfectly upright and you were clearly awake. You might have been experiencing an abstract, dream-like state, perhaps accompanied by colours/shapes/images. You might have felt as though you are floating or unable to feel body parts. Each person experiences meditation differently and generally these sorts of experiences can indicate that you are in a deep state of meditative rest, releasing stress from your physiology and debugging your mind.
What's the best time of day to meditate?
Is it OK if I come late or need to leave a session early?
Is meditation religious?
Is meditation just for hippies?
Learning Effortless Meditation with Centred Meditation has benefited and improved my life on so many levels, more than I could have ever imagined. I had practiced other types of mediation previously, however I found the practice of these techniques quite hard to do and despite practicing regularly for a considerable amount of time, I saw few results. I have found Effortless Meditation to be quite the opposite… easy and enjoyable to practice and witnessed positive changes in myself after only a few weeks of practice. I have kept up a regular daily practice, which I really enjoy and this has provided me with a greater inner strength and resilience in navigating challenging situations.
I find attending morning Centred Meditation sessions makes me feel much calmer and more optimistic for the start of my working day. After an hour of bustling train travel to the city a tranquil, very welcoming friendlly environment awaits and a meditation session that is delivered in a very calm and caring manner. Previously I would be racing to work and would often feel tired or stressed. So now the day feels brighter! It is very reassuring in this world to find people that genuinely care – Thankyou Nikki and Kevin.
I have tried to meditate myself but never really succeeded. Centred Meditation has really helped me with the process. After attending three days in a row I really felt more centred, calm and able to deal with daily issues. Problems seemed to roll off me rather than affect me and I found myself breathing deeper, feeling more connected with myself and having less mind chatter.
Centred Meditation has helped me gain increased clarity and focus whilst also providing a comfortable environment to simply chill out and relax. Nikki, Kevin and Kieran are a pleasure to deal with and have a real passion for what they do which makes attending regular meditation practice an absolute joy. Centred Meditation offers the ideal sanctuary in the middle of the city for those looking to bring about feelings of calm and heightened energy and awareness.