Having spent much of her working life in the hectic, demanding world of making media, Megan’s path toward slowing down and hitting the pause button came after a work-related health issue, caused by sustained stress. Meditation and mindfulness practice have also been profoundly helpful on her journey with grief, after the sudden loss of her mother in 2012.
Since 2009 she has studied and practiced Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM), first learning at The Gawler Cancer Foundation in Australia, and undertaking MBSM teacher training modules in 2011 and 2016.
After relocating to Berlin, Germany in 2015, Megan co-presented two-day workshop ‘Deep Storytelling: Creating A Culture Of Connection‘, teaching empathy in storytelling, mindfulness and producing a podcast. Combining MBSM training with practices conductive to creativity and expression, she then taught her seven-week course ‘Meditation for Creativity’ in September.
As well as courses, sangha and individual consultations, she also runs mindfulness meditation workshops and events at organisations and companies. In November 2015 Megan was invited to present a meditation workshop at Paypal Berlin as part of the company’s “Work/Life Balance” program. Since 2016 she has presented her 4-hour workshop Mindfulness and Meditation at Work, at The School of Life in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), and in Berlin in Germany.
Collaborating with bodywork practitioner Hanna Nordqvist, in 2016 and 2017 she co-taught mindfulness, movement and creativity workshop Express Yourself. From late 2016 Megan also collaborated with MBSR teacher Signe Glahn, creating ‘Open Your Heart’, a program of weekly guided mediation sessions and unique day retreats, also teacher-assisting Signe when she taught her first 8-week MBSR course in 2017.
Megan’s teaching approach is personable, practical, professional and creative. See the range of her services here.
Self-compassion and kindness are of particular interest to her as a teacher. In April 2017 Megan undertook MSC Teacher Training in Sydney (Mindful Self-Compassion), as developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, facilitated by the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness. At renowned UK organsiation Breathworks, Megan participated in professional development courses Introduction to Mindful Compassion As A Health Care Intervention (February 2016) and Introduction to Mindfulness as A Health Care Intervention (September 2017).
Currently a Breathworks ‘teacher-in-training’ – and on the path towards accreditation – in March 2018 Megan undertook Breathworks Introductory Teacher Training (TTi) in Sydney, taught by co-founders Vidyamala Burch and Sona Fricker.
In July 2018 she was invited to moderate ‘Meditation and Neuroplasticity: Where Are We Now?’ a panel discussion at the inaugural Australian Meditation Conference, featuring speakers Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Craig Hassad, Dr. Neil Bailey and Andrew Fuller.
Regularly attending meditation, Buddhist and silent retreats, and mindfulness study courses, are part of her ongoing professional and personal development. As are taking online courses and summits with some of the world’s leading meditation teachers, contemplatives and researchers. For a comprehensive list of Megan’s mindfulness meditation training, studies, teacher trainings and professional development please visit her LinkedIn profile. Or view this PDF.
At the end of 2017 Megan moved back to Australia from Berlin and is now based just outside of Adelaide, where she continues teaching. She is a registered member of the Meditation Association of Australia. Email her for details about classes, courses, Skype sessions and consultation.
Megan welcomes work inquiries! If you would if you would like to discuss working with her as a mindfulness meditation teacher, workshop instructor, consultant, public speaker, moderator – or as broadcaster and journalist with a particular interest in this area – she can be contacted at: email@example.com
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Megan's Moving Meditation Workshop was a really defining experience for me. I came into it feeling a bit lost, stagnate and looking for some direction. Megan's practical approach to meditation and energy had a positive effect on me, giving me a renewed sense of my true values and aspirations, and most importantly giving me the tools to practice mindfulness anytime and anywhere. Forever grateful! Thank you Megan.Rebecca Norman, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.
I've studied various forms of meditation, but Megan's empathic and gentle 1:1 guidance aligned with my goal of going a little deeper into the daily practice. Our one-day workshop was personally tailored, practical, resourceful and a great reminder that mindfulness is a unique tool that can be called upon in any given situation or place. Megan is a natural and passionate teacher and I highly recommend her mindfulness sessions.Fiona Laughton, Individual Consultation, Berlin.
It was a great experience Megan, thank you, and something I have been practicing everyday since... xxSarah McQueenie, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.
I enjoyed the time with the group and even spent some time 'slow walking' at lunchtime the next week.Anne Mangan, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.
Sunday's session was inspiring. Thank you so much for putting it on.Nevena Barrett, Moving Meditation, Bendigo Botanical Gardens.
Very informative, friendly. I like the use of real life examples and experiences.Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work
Megan was great. I learned a lot and will follow up on a lot of stuff.Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work
I discovered meditation with Megan in Berlin 3 years ago, and then followed her in a creative workshop. Megan, you're an inspiring guide ! Your mindful sessions resourced me and helped me make important choices in my life at that time.Yannis Mataillet, Meditation For Creativity
Great!Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work
This course became the highlight of my week. The calm and quiet, the group sessions guided by the compassionate, insightful and intelligent instruction of Megan Spencer, changed my life for the better. A magnificent undertaking that I can highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore the quiet corners and softer side of life.Amelia, Weekly, Guided, Drop-in Sessions
Resonating. Reaffirming. Educational. Mind Opening. Healing. Thank you.Student testimonial, The School of Life Australia, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work
Thank you so much for your caring attention and time the other day. That was truly wonderful. You have given me an opportunity to put myself back in touch with what is most precious to me. Thank you so much! What a completely moving and pragmatically good experience.CJ, Individual Consultation, Berlin
Diving into the world of meditation and creativity, it was a great and challenging journey : )Susanne Kohl, Grinberg Method practitioner, artist, Meditation For Creativity, Berlin
I took one of Megan’s meditation courses in Berlin a couple of years ago. Historically, I have always struggled with meditation and the vulnerability it brings. Megan’s approach was non-confrontational and unequivocally kind. The course itself was informative and perfectly paced. I entered each session feeling run down and exhausted, but left with energy and a little piece of calm. Thank you!Hannah Day, sommelier-in-training, cabaret singer, Meditation For Creativity, Berlin