Since 2009 she has practiced Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM), first learning at The Gawler Cancer Foundation in Victoria, Australia, then undertaking MBSM teacher training modules in 2011 and 2016. Her mindfulness studies have taken her even further afield in Australia and Europe.
Self-care, kindness and creativity are of particular interest to her as a teacher. In 2017 Megan undertook MSC Teacher Training in Sydney (Mindful Self-Compassion), developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer and facilitated by the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness.
In Manchester, UK, Megan participated in PD courses Introduction to Mindful Compassion As A Health Care Intervention and Introduction to Mindfulness as A Health Care Intervention at renowned mindfulness organisation, Breathworks.
In 2018 she undertook Breathworks Introductory Teacher Training (TTi) in Sydney in 2018, taught by Breathworks co-founder, Vidyamala Burch. Moving towards accreditation, Megan will undertake Advanced Teacher Training (TTa) in February 2021.
Megan started teaching meditation in 2015 after moving to Berlin, Germany. She co-presented two-day workshop ‘Deep Storytelling: Creating A Culture Of Connection’ teaching empathy in storytelling and mindfulness, also producing a podcast. Drawing on her extensive background as a professional creative and arts worker, she developed and taught seven-week course ‘Meditation for Creativity’.
With bodywork practitioner Hanna Nordqvist she co-taught mindfulness, movement and creativity workshop Express Yourself and collaborated with MBSR teacher Signe Glahn. Together they created the ‘Open Your Heart’ program of weekly guided mindfulness mediation sessions and unique day retreats.
As well as courses, ‘sangha’ and individual consultations, Megan runs mindfulness meditation workshops and events at organisations and companies. She taught meditation workshop at Paypal Berlin as part of the company’s 2015 “Work/Life Balance” program and since 2016 has presented her signature 4-hour workshop Mindfulness and Meditation at Work at The School of Life in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) and Germany (Berlin). In 2018 she taught (and co-taught) a series of mindfulness classes under the thematic, “Self-care is Awesome” in Bendigo and Melbourne and in May 2019 co-facilitated Meditation Australia’s peer PD ‘PoD’ in Adelaide.
Megan moderated ‘Meditation and Neuroplasticity: Where Are We Now?’, a panel discussion at the inaugural Australian Meditation Conference in 2018 featuring speakers Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Craig Hassad, Dr. Neil Bailey and Andrew Fuller. In July 2019 she was a speaker on the ‘Wellbeing in the Music Industry’ panel at the 2019 Indie-Con Music Industry Conference in Adelaide.
In 2020, she produced a series of inspiring video and written interviews with inspiring meditation teachers, for Meditation Australia, in her voluntary role as a Board Member with the Association (August 2019 – 2020). They include Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Elise Bialylew and Dr. Craig Hassed, among others.
Attending retreats – and undertaking formal study courses – is part of Megan’s ongoing professional and personal development (both secular and Buddhist). She has studied mindfulness meditation in Spain, France, England, Germany and Australia with a highlight being her visit to Plum Village in Dieulivol, France on her return home to Australia from Berlin, in 2017.
Participating in online courses and summits with some of the world’s leading meditation teachers, contemplatives and researchers are also of great inspiration to her practice and teaching. For a comprehensive list of Megan’s mindfulness meditation studies, professional development and teacher training, please visit Megan’s LinkedIn profile or click here to see her latest CV.
Now based near Adelaide, Megan is a registered member (and former Board member) of the Meditation Association of Australia.
Her teaching approach is personable, practical, professional and creative. See the range of her services here or email her for details about her programs, workshops and 1:1 custom sessions, taught online and in-person (subject to COVID-safe regulations).
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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And listen to an interview of Megan talking about the benefits of meditation on the Happy Up Here podcast.