Create a job you love

At the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies you can learn to teach meditation for well being in your own business. Start a regular guided meditation group,  course or a themed workshop. Deliver your work locally, Australia wide or worldwide. Blend your existing skills with your new skills to create something completely unique.

Customised study plan

You can choose to taylor your studies with our electives. Take your pick from children’s meditation, chakra work, meditation therapy, creating workshops or supportive journalling studies. Online study means the freedom to study when and where it suits you from anywhere in the world with the full support of your personal coach.

Enjoy your study with full support

It’s easy to cherish and enjoy your study sessions because the material is delivered in a way that speaks to you on a personal level rather than an academic level. Your coach will provide nurturing and encouraging support gained through their own personal experience as a meditation teacher. The quality of our coaching support is outstanding.

 

Popular Courses at the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies


Our Supportive Teachers

Lisa Forde

Lisa is the Principal of ACHS and author of the school’s courses. She has a background in psychology, holistic living counselling and children’s holistic counselling and has been a meditation and personal development teacher and holistic living counsellor for 14 years.  She has run classes, retreats, workshops, vocational courses, taught the Diploma in Holistic Living Counselling alongside Alannah Dore and has published articles, developed courses and programs and founded the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies. She is a member of the Meditation Association of Australia (MAA) and International Institute of Complimentary Therapists (IICT).

Julie Bond-Rowe

Julie has been a coach at ACHS for 6 years. Julie has extensive training in alternative therapies with a background in TM, Reiki, Shiatsu and Tarot reading, just to name a few. She joined Lisa’s groups in 2003 and later completed her meditation training and has been an integral part of ACHS’s development ever since.  Julie runs the popular Australian children’s meditation website ChildrensMeditation.com.au and facilitates meditation in her community as well as with her own young children.  She is a member of the Meditation Association of Australia (MAA) and an expert, encouraging and supportive coach.

Helen Hadley

Helen has completed a Diploma in Holistic Living Counselling and Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation. She is a Do-in facilitator and a Holistic Living Counsellor. Helen has worked with ACHS for 6 years in the area of personal development and meditation coaching. Helen also brings holistic personal development and meditation to her role as a drug and alcohol counsellor and group facilitator and sits on the Drug Advisory Council of Australia (DACA).  Helen brings a great deal of experience, compassion and understanding of the value and application of meditation practise to her coaching.

Felicity Carson

Felicity runs her own meditation business Tranquil Meditation on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria incorporating meditation groups, classes, workshops and retreats. Felicity has a background in Reiki, Crystal Healing, Acupuncture, TM and is a Division 1 Registered nurse, specialising in breast care nursing and facilitating workshops for women with cancer.  Felicity’s work brings care and compassion together with professionalism. She is an inspiring coach to our students.

 

Testimonials

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Not only is the business side of this course outstanding, personally, I enjoyed the personal growth that coincided with each elective, each session and the teachers are absolutely fabulous they take the time to understand you and help you to achieve your goals.

Tara
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“Lisa and her team have developed an excellent course which covers everything you need to become a meditation teacher. The course takes you on your own profound journey to enable you to facilitate the journey for others. With over 30 years’ experience as a teacher in the Victorian Education Department I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Not only educational and personally fulfilling; the course is pure joy to participate in.”

Kate
Jacqui M

“Studying with ACHS has been a personal journey of self discovery. It is very nurturing and supportive of your own vision and the path you wish to travel. There are so many opportunities for growth and learning and further self discovery introduced in this course. At the beginning of this course I couldn’t see myself running a meditation group, but now towards the end of my course, I couldn’t imagine my life if I didn’t! You’ve lit the spark in me, and now it’s my time to shine! Thank you Lisa, Helen, Julie, Felicity and all the ACHS team.”

Jacqui
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“I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to become a MeditationTeacher. The course content is thorough and very well sourced. Lisa is so supportive and the knowledge and experience she brings is remarkable. The Coaches are amazing and all of the other Students are helpful and encouraging. This course assists you in developing your own meditation practice and gently guides you to develop the skills to guide others. For me the course has been the most wonderful journey of self discovery, transformation and healing. I’ve come out of the course excited, confident and ready to teach meditation. Thank you ACHS ❤️”

Tanya
Tracey-Daaboul

“Studying the Advanced Cert in Guiding and Teaching Meditation with ACHS has been such a joy for me. Lisa and my coach Julie were wonderful. They challenged me yet at the same time helped me develop my skills in such a gentle, supportive and nurturing way. I’m amazed at how much I have grown personally throughout this course. I have learned so much more than I expected and would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in meditation or self-development.”

Tracey
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“I am now nearly half way through the course and it has helped me gain employment in a primary school as the Principal was thrilled to see this on my resume. I am looking forward to using the skills I have learnt in the course in my classroom with young children.”

Jennifer
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“This is one of the best courses I have ever done. The course was very well produced to meet the needs of the working person. Lisa was always available with helpful comments and instruction. The pace of learning was perfect, always encouraging and suited my lifestyle.”

Patricia
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“I have felt a very profound change in my self-confidence and personal growth. From feeling very nervous and unsure about running meditations, to have come to the other end feeling confident and clear and very excited about running my own meditation groups. It has been a magical journey.”

Karen