Certificate/Adv Certificate/Diploma in Guiding and Teaching Meditation

“I would love anyone starting this program to know that this program not only teaches you how to guide others in meditation, it also provides you with a pathway for some rather exciting personal self development as well. It is an unexpected but a truly transformational bonus, it is well worth the commitment. “ – Candice 

“I really enjoyed my course and found it to be gentle and nurturing. Lisa and Julie are very supportive and I feel they really enhance the learning experience. I loved the way the course was set out as it was easy to follow, and I liked the flexibility.” – Chelsey

“I had no idea what to expect when I enrolled with ACHS but I’m so grateful that I stepped on the path of not only learning the magical workings of meditation from a teaching perspective, but deepening my own practice in the process. The teaching is incredible and I was provided the tools to teach with confidence. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at ACHS for your warmth and compassion. I learnt so much about myself and discovered a vast inner-landscape that I can endlessly explore. Thank you ACHS.”Danielle

“Because the ACHS course is online and designed to move at your own pace for several months, this really allows the practice and learning to be integrated on a deep, subconscious level. By taking this course, I have found the tools that have allowed me to easily let go of behavioral patterns that I had been trying to break free from for years. This aspect alone has made this course truly life-changing for me. The course has been a constant companion and friend for me, offering me vital coping mechanisms when life threw curveballs at me. It’s a rare entity in that it’s like going through therapy, but at the same time you’re gaining valuable skills which you can employ to help others.

Meeting like minded people on similar paths.

The course is so well-structured that you’ll find yourself being able to write and guide meditations for yourself and others in no time at all; this may seem hard to believe but each session builds on the last to ensure that you gradually build your confidence, ability and knowledge. The skills you will acquire as a meditation guide are second to none; I have seen how effective the techniques are for bringing myself and others into relaxation. The course is so well written and easy to understand, and the meditation audio examples are of such high quality, you couldn’t ask for better teachers. Also my coach Tim has been the most wonderful mentor I could ever have hoped for, he displays such deep compassion and kindness every time I interact with him, he’s a role model as well as an incredibly supportive ear. 

If you’re looking to truly learn how to meditate, to be able to guide others, and to find tools to manage stress, anxiety and the sorrows of the human experience, this course has it all. This training is worth every second of your energy. Everything that you put into it, you’ll get it back thrice-fold.” – Ciara

“I can honestly say that doing this course was completely life-changing, unique and has enriched my life in so many ways. It was not always easy, but there was always support from my coach, and the rewards have been greater than I could have hoped for.” -Sue

“I am currently working through Session 4 along with my 1st elective and I just want to say how much I am loving the course. It is providing me a great knowledge base and practical skills to create my own meditation business as well as build on my personal meditation practice and holistic wellbeing. This is my passion and I really want to make it work. The feeling it leaves me with on so many levels is just bliss. Thank you.”Deb

“I found this course both incredibly rewarding and deeply challenging.  I started as someone fairly new to meditation and felt wonderfully supported throughout the course.  The course provided me with many opportunities to learn about myself at a deeper level. I love the structure we are taught for guiding meditation.  It gives the listener every opportunity to be able to relax and surrender to the meditation.  There is so much attention to detail concerning structure, language and atmosphere so that you come away able to guide beautiful meditations. I believe anyone who takes on this course and embraces everything along the way will come away feeling more connected with themselves, others and the world around them.  What a wonderful experience to then be able to share with others.”  – Elizabeth

“The Advanced Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation was a wonderful journey into the craft of teaching meditation. The course was well structured, good content and clear exercises and assessments. Encouragement from an experienced coach throughout the course helped make the journey that much easier. I highly recommend this course.”John

“As an Educator of over 20 years’ experience I found the delivery of the course exceptional. I also liked the way the course is reviewed regularly and additional material is added as appropriate.”Kate

“If you’ve been considering doing the course, – just register and start. You will not regret it at all. From the moment I pressed enrol I have had nothing but contact, support, positive encouragement and excitement from all correspondence, the Facebook group and Skype sessions. The course material so far is exciting and in-depth, however not so much that it feels beyond reach. My tutor, Leanne, has been incredible. I think that the course is genuinely authentic, and I like the way that I’m held accountable for my study and direction. I know that I will finish this course with the knowledge, practice and skills to develop both myself and my students in the future. I am only up to session three, and I feel that my meditation practice and even my life has changed. It’s quite incredible actually. Even in the weeks where I have so much on – I still look forward to my study.”Shona 

“Studying with ACHS has been truly transformational.  I have learnt so much about myself through journalling and writing the different meditations.  I have really enjoyed every aspect of the journey. They are so encouraging and supportive. This course is truly beautifully put together. A labour of love.”Grace

“ACHS has a nurturing and caring approach to teaching. The coaching staff are so very supportive and giving of their time.”Jayne

“Undertaking the Graduate Diploma gave my meditation skills a real boost and my confidence a huge lift.  I learned so much from the supervised teaching process, including from my own process of self reflection and review, from all my fellow Grad Dip students and from the invaluable insight and experience of our teaching supervisor.

I highly recommend the Graduate Diploma to anyone interested in teaching and guiding meditation professionally.”Jen

“Studying to be a meditation teacher has been a journey for me and the support I received throughout the course has been amazing. The coaches and teachers understand this is a journey as much as it is a learning course, and they allow the space for growth. Being an online course was really helpful and it allowed me to study in my own time. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning with ACHS and definitely recommend it to anyone looking to study meditation!”Lisa

“I could not be more thrilled with the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies. I have done a few courses with other providers and have never experienced anything close to the support and care I received from my coaches.  The course work was complete and informative and at no time did I feel unsupported or unable to achieve my goals.”Megan

“This course was a good combination of theory with lots of practise. I was impressed with the depth and structure of the course and the high quality of mentoring support. I highly recommend it.”Megan

“This was an incredibly immersive course. I took so much more away them I had expected to. Not for the faint hearted as I was challenged at times however loved every moment.”Natalee

“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

 

Meditation and the Chakras Elective

 

“A beautiful course offering you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the chakras and their influence on the human system. Not only did it teach me skills on how to work with the chakras, but also how to recognise blockages in your physical and emotional body related to the chakras. The elective was a wonderful journey of self-discovery and self-awareness. Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to deepen their awareness of self and/or build their resilience toolkit.” Natasha

“The information is accessible and interesting with some great suggestions for implementing techniques to support yourself or to apply in meditations.”Michelle

 “The benefits you will receive after completing this course are amazing. You really learn so much about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses. What chakras are highlighted and ones neglected or blocked. It is a real journey.”Kate

“I found that the teachers are very knowledgeable, and they know what are we up to when comes to learning and I was so happy to see myself connecting with my teach in so many levels. It feels so happy and at the same time such a satisfaction, that someone is able to connect with me especially in our difficult and confused periods.”Anuradha

“The Chakra elective was a real journey of self-discovery and reflection. The workbook is very detailed and will make a great reference tool in the future.”Leonie

“The Chakra elective had a huge impact on me and the way I practice. Not only with the knowledge I’ve gained but with the range of practices suggested for your own meditations. You must do this one!”Jacqui

“I would recommend Mediation and the Chakras if you wish to deepen your self-awareness and in turn bring insights and reflection into your meditation practice. I learnt a lot about myself holistically which will assist me both personally and professionally.”Angela

“The Chakra elective is an incredible personal development journey. You can work through each chakra as thoroughly as you like and it really helped me to process what was happening for me in my life. If your wanting to learn more about yourself it’s a fantastic elective to do.” – Nina

” The Chakra elective is incredibly powerful and insightful. As a stand alone subject or incorporating it into your meditation guidance, this, you are able to gain a wealth of knowledge that can change your outlook on many day to day issues.”Ash

” Thank-you to all involved as to putting this course together one of the best l have done.”Sharon

Journalling for Clarity

“I wasn’t sure what to expect from this elective as I have journalled for most of my life however small changes in perspective, the gentle guidance and support by Helen has opened up a whole new world. I now journal with greater depth and feel so much more connected to my writing. I am continuing to learn about myself and accept who I am and how I feel with more openness.”Genine

“For years I have been writing in my journal as part of my morning rituals. When I saw this elective I was unsure as I thought I knew it all. I was so wrong! The techniques taught in this course were phenomenal. It has opened my mind and journal to so much more.”Vikki

“I thoroughly enjoyed doing this elective. I found the techniques I have learnt to be supportive in helping me work through different life situations. I will be able to use these techniques for the rest of my life and am so grateful I have learnt them.”Elizabeth

“The journalling elective will help you reflect on your life both good and bad whilst dealing with emotions, feelings and fear and developing self-love. In a safe, caring and supportive way, Helen will constantly support you with kindness and advice.”Leanne

“I found the journalling elective extremely useful and beneficial in enabling me to manage unresolved issues, gain clarity and learn about myself in a deeper and more compassionate way. I would highly recommend it.”Fiona

“This elective has been an inspiring and amazing journey. I am sad that it has ended and yet excited to be spreading my wings into providing a service to the community that I now feel more passionate about than ever before thanks to ACHS.”Bronwyn

“Before doing Journalling with Clarity I had a real resistance to writing down my thoughts. This elective has taught me how to release built up emotions and how to nurture and nourish myself enabling my meditation practice to deepen.”Grace

“I cannot recommend this elective highly enough! The structure of the course and the techniques were wonderful. Helen’s compassion, knowledge and encouragement has provided me with lifelong coping tools and has helped me learn to love myself.”Danielle

“Fantastic course to help you understand not only the reasons that you might need to journal, but also various tools to do it. I liked that there wasn’t one best way to journal, and I very much enjoyed the insights that came up through daily journalling into my own life. Everyone human would benefit from doing this elective at some stage!” – Alexandra

“Journalling for Clarity elective introduced me to so many new journaling techniques for all different challenges in life. I used to predominantly practice automactic / free-writing, but now, I have several more journaling tools in my tool belt to chose from, depending on what’s going on for me; and having an appropriate tool for the task as hand is priceless.”Donna

The Journalling for Clarity elective is an excellent introduction to the benefits of journalling and how journalling can be used in conjunction with a regular meditation practice to support through difficult periods and deepen self understanding. There is gentle guidance through a variety of journalling techniques that are useful for both my own practice and to assist others. I found it a great elective to develop my skills as a teacher and work through some blocks that I had as I begin to guide others in meditation.” – Belinda

Workshops and Classes Elective

Doing this course and practicing meditation daily showed me just how powerful meditation is for personal growth. I am impressed with the depth and structure of this course and the high quality of mentoring support. I highly recommend it.”Megan

“I found this elective really motivating. Not only did I have the support and feedback from a wonderful teacher, it has given me the kick up that I needed to get the course out of my head and onto paper.” Candice

“I liked the depth of the questions. This elective made me really think about all aspects of my program and covered all bases as to how/when/where/why I chose this project.”Tracey

“I thoroughly enjoyed this elective, I learnt more about myself, my life purpose, my passion, why I am here. I highly recommend doing this elective if you are going to run meditation groups, classes, courses.”Liz

“This elective was so wonderful and has provided me with the skills I needed to develop to facilitate the workshops I want to in a whole and connected way. It helped my stay authentic and share with others the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.”Nicole

“I have really enjoyed the Workshops and Classes Elective. It challenged me to make commitments to incorporate meditation teaching into my career when I finish this course. Felicity was a great support and a knowledgeable teacher.”Sheena

 

Meditation for Pain, Grief and Dying Elective

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed this elective. It helped me look at my own beliefs around death. The reading and video material was not only thought provoking but extremely useful when facilitating meditations for people experiencing pain and grief and ‘terminally’ ill.  The material on pain I found especially useful and was able to incorporate it into meditations, allowing people to experience pain, to “be with” their pain and open to it.  A brilliant elective. I highly recommend it.”Bronwyn

“The elective was deep, cleansing and brought clarity which was very cathartic for me. Because of this elective, I have a newfound respect for death and all that it can bring”. – Debb

“Felicity’s elective was a journey of self-discovery, an emotional and heartfelt sharing of her wonderful knowledge.  I would not say that it was easy, but wow! It really changed my view of how I deal with life, death and pain in my role as an RN and as a new meditation teacher.  I can only say thank you for sharing your wonderful insight and experience and making life more whole.”Jaine

ACHS coaches Leanne and Felicity

“This is the elective I’ve enjoyed the most. It was a natural progression from the spiritual, then buddhist electives which I completed prior. It felt complete and easy. I would recommend doing the electives in this order as the tasks and competences progress organically. Loved the chat with Felicity at the end as it was not rushed and felt completely natural. That was my other most favourite thing :)”Brenda

“This elective is a beautiful introduction into how to work with people who are experiencing grief, the death of a loved one or their own illness. Felicity weaves her experiences as a health practioner and meditation teacher to offer a course with personal insights and meditation teaching skills. A wonderful elective for meditation teachers who are feeling unsure of whether to work with people who are dying, in physical pain or grieving.”Jacqueline

“The gentle approach to exploring working with people suffering their personal battles with pain and health issues has given me confidence in providing meditation in ways which support physical comfort and individual emotional journeys.” – Susan

“This elective is so insightful. It targets the areas named in the title yet you can put it to use in every aspect of life. Felicity is so encouraging and supportive allowing you to dive deeper into this wonderful opportunity for growth.”Ash

Parents and Children Elective

“Wow this elective is great. My children have grown up and moved away, since doing this elective I find myself watching and enjoying younger children and creating meditations at the same time. I loved it, so informative, well set out and easy to understand”Diane

“This course was really beneficial for working with children of all ages, as well as their parents, and also your own inner child. Julie has a lovely teaching manner and is a great mentor. I loved completing this elective and would highly recommend it.”Leah

“This elective is both experiential and theoretical, allowing you to holistically understand the magic we all poses to heal ourselves, and others. You learn a wonderful set of tools to help guide others towards replacing negative thoughts and energies with positive ones.”  – Jaye

“I enjoyed every part of this elective especially the planning to run the meditation workshop was exceptional. The meditations in this elective are commendable. This session has helped me gain a better insight on the different developmental stages right from pregnancy, birth of the child and the growth of the child until they become an adult. It has helped to know myself better as a parent. Every piece of information has been entertaining, engaging and exciting throughout this session. Also becoming creative to find more ideas to engage and cultivate

Lisa Forde

meditation in children was challenging and interesting as well. It has given me an insight by identifying the needs of the children relating to their various developmental stages and their goals and the meditation and the follow up exercises to go with each stage of the children development.   I also enjoyed writing the scripts for the meditations. It was a great experience to get trained in doing the planning and I personally feel it has given me a great confidence to explore various ideas and enhance my creativity.  Developing meditation scripts by exploring ideas to address the developmental stages and the needs has given me confidence for my creativity. Overall it has been very interesting and motivating throughout this session as I feel I am becoming more creative with finding ideas to support and engage the children.  I feel I am more confident to deal with situations which I was anxious and apprehensive about.”Sreemathy

“This elective reignited my creativity after a difficult time in my life. My inner child loved playing with creating meditations for the different age groups and their parents and I am feeling so inspired to get out and share my ideas!”Linda

 

Spiritual Meditation Elective

“The spiritual elective was a very profound journey for me to examine how the highs and lows of my life to date can influence my meditations and my ability to help others. It was a real deep dive which touched on my beliefs, the stories I have told myself about the events of my life and how I can work to bring awareness and light to areas that I have kept in the shadows. Like most work of this type, it is confronting at times but extremely rewarding overall. After completing this elective I have a much better understanding of the use of meditation as a tool to support myself and others to work through the challenges and obstacles that we have or will encounter in our lives.”Belinda

“The Spiritual Meditation Elective is a great way to integrate spiritual and energetic (emotional) aspects into one’s meditation practice and study. For me, this elective enabled a deeper and more holistic sense of connection to self, source and my future.”Jen

“I was inspired by this elective and can highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to go deeper on their own spiritual path and meditation practice. Lisa has truly put her heart and soul into this elective and it has been a fabulous experience.”Jaine

“If you’re open and ready to dive down deep inside yourself, then you are going to thoroughly enjoy the Spiritual Elective. I thought I knew myself pretty well but it’s amazing how there’s always something left to learn. Such a beautiful and informative elective. Thank you.”Claudia

 

Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology Elective

“I feel so much in line with this philosophy and wish I had studied it many years earlier. Its teachings of gentleness, compassion and wisdom are so important. Doing this elective has made other aspects of the meditation course clearer and put them into perspective. After this introduction I am on a journey to learn more and embrace this philosophy in my life. Thank you very very much.”Irene

“The Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology Elective was such a rich, in-depth experience. I really loved making my way through this elective, furthering my understanding of Mindfulness and learning about all the Buddhist teachings and practices. I enjoyed savouring and soaking up all of its goodness as I went. A highlight was exploring loving-kindness, becoming more familiar with it in my personal practice, along with listening to Julie’s beautifully guided track. Overall it was a heart-warming experience and I look forward to exploring more going forward.”Natalie

Assistant Principal and senior coach Julie Bond-Rowe, author of Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology Elective

“There were so many highlights. In fact, if I was honest I’d say every day I attended to my ‘homework’ was a highlight. (..) I could sit back almost and watch myself grow with self-discovery and insight. The self-reflection was amazing! This entire elective has afforded me a sense of being ‘awake’ and ‘awakened’ throughout its twists and turns and I am very grateful for the journey.”Tanya

“This elective takes you on a deeper journey into mindfulness through beautiful readings, practices and teachings. It is facilitated by Julie with a gentleness and presence. I highly recommend this elective.”Tim

“This is a brilliant course of study that has changed me for the better by allowing me to learn about, heal and love myself more whilst strengthening and deepening my mindfulness practice. I am more present, aware and free of suffering as a result. Thank you.” – Jen

” A beautiful introduction to Buddhism” – Tessa

” With Julie’s knowledge and guidance, this course has been an incredible journey within that rippled out to other factors of life. This is a fascinating elective filled with opportunities for personal development and growth, love and positivity.” – Ash

 

 September 2019 Meditation Teaching Retreat

“I had no expectations prior to the retreat but was extremely grateful for the experience. The sessions/ meditations were inspiring, moving, cohesive, fluid, informative and enjoyable. I think the smaller sharing groups really worked well and enabled less confident people to share more openly. Perhaps a few to journal on some occasions could help in processing the experience prior to sharing, especially if it has been particularly moving. The guest speakers were wonderfully inspiring and informative and brought a lightness with their humour. The opportunity to move more was beneficial in shifting emotions, improving concentration and just plain fun. My inner child loved it.  The drumming was amazing and a lovely way to celebrate our time together. So much fun! The overall experience that was provided helped to create a warm, nurturing and safe place for us all and allowed us to be open and trusting. Thank you.”Fiona

“The September retreat was such a beautiful experience & over and above any expectations I may or may not have had. After attending last Septembers retreat & loving it I knew it would be amazing and I was not disappointed. I loved every minute. I really loved the movement Meditations and all the different kinds of movement in Meditation, from shaking, Rocking, dancing to walking in nature, and the confirmation from Yourself & all of the beautiful coaches that we do not have to sit still & become un-comfortable in order to meditate, it gave us permission to move in any way that felt comfortable for each individual. The sound meditation with our voice was amazing, the beautiful energy that all of us created as a group, simply from love, stepping out of our comfort zones in such a safe & supported space. Was simply for me being held by the sound & vibration by a hundred, thousand Angels, the emotion & love created in the room was so profound, cleansing & healing. The guest speakers Elizabeth & Ken Mellor & Janet Etty-Leal were amazing to listen to & work with they share so much

Ken and Elizabeth, meditation masters and authors.

inspiration & wealth of knowledge. The drumming, singing & Dancing  on the Sunday Night was such awesome fun & such a special way to bring the retreat to a close. The food was simply beautiful as was the eating mindfully at Sunday lunch, with just being mindful, present & grateful without any chatter was really lovely, to honour the food & where it has come from & all the people involved to bring it to bring it to our table, things we can take for granted, it was really lovely. I have benefited greatly, emotionally, physically & spiritually from the weekend retreat, and am so very grateful to YOU & ALL of the amazing ACHS coaches for the love, support, nurturing & guidance to create such a beautiful experience & for all the work that goes into creating the magic that happens for us all, that we can take with us & out into our world to share with others.”Karen

“Lisa, Julie and the coaches provide so many enriching experiences on retreat. They hold such a nurturing and safe space to open your heart and delve deeply into your meditation practice. Where you have the opportunities to explore anything that you might be experiencing that is keeping you stuck or not reaching your fullest potential. You are surrounded with love and support of fellow students and graduates and I always leave feeling empowered with my heart overflowing with gratitude and love. This retreat for me was so healing and joyful which was exactly what my spirit was calling for.”Jacqui

“The retreat is a perfect complement to the course. Meeting the coaches face to face is invaluable and the wisdom you receive just from being in their presence is amazing. A true blend of education of self and soul. The retreat allows for an immersion of information beyond what you can get behind a screen. Simply meeting others doing the course is a fantastic opportunity. You learn so much about how to implement the course into your life, your business and it gives you an opportunity to see what can be created by you with the course once you finish. Networking face to face gives you so much more and you connect to like-minded people who will help you and support you well after the retreat is done.”Mandy

For anyone wondering whether to attend the ACHS retreat, I cannot recommend it enough!!

At any time during your study, the retreat will be so helpful for you. It is a wonderful avenue to connect with others who are on similar journeys. It is also a wonderful opportunity for self growth and self care in a nurturing and safe environment. The course can be a little isolating as it is all on line so the course allows the individuals to come together and share their challenges, their feelings and their ideas. It is also a great way to forge new friendships and mentors who can continue to support you through your journey. I have gained so much from this meditation retreat and I look forward to attending future retreats.”Michelle

 

May 2019 Meditation Teaching Retreat

“Coming to the Autumn retreat was deeply immersive.  The inner work was gentle and supportive and I reconnected to myself. It was so lovely to spend a weekend with like-minded people, where I could just be myself. A wonderful experience.”Grace

These retreats are incredibly valuable both personally and professionally. I always walk away having discovered a deeper aspect of myself. The teachings from Lisa, Julie, the coaches and of course the visitors are so profound and I have learned so much.”Kerryn

“This amazing retreat created a loving and supportive environment for me to heal, to learn, to trust and to deepen my practice. This has not only benefited me personally, but also my meditation teaching.”Mandie

September 2019 retreat group

“I’m still savouring this amazing retreat! I feel truly inspired and thrilled to have spent time with so many wonderful like minded people… What a beautiful combined loving energy we created! Thank you again Lisa & everyone there!”Virginnia

“I highly recommend attending one or more of the Retreats as it is filled with the most amazing and inspiring information combined with hands on experiences. Lisa & all the teachers have created the most serene and tranquil environment, especially for you.” – Leonie

“The May retreat had a profound effect on my confidence and ability to step into my personal power to see the completion of my goals and dreams through to the end, with encouragement, goal setting and lots of loving connection. I feel so supported and propelled to succeed with my tribe. Thanks Lisa and ACHS team.”Lisa

“Reinforces benefits of practice, allows personal interaction with the teaching team, get to meet fellow meditators, meet a great range and diversity of FABULOUS people all with common interests – who are kind and cool.”Brenda

“I have just attended my second retreat. The bonds made with others are bonds like no other. The experiences shared during the retreat are often quite deep and emotional and to have other like minded souls there with you to wrap you up in a cocoon of love has such a profound effect. My learning has deepened as I put into practice what is in the sessions and being able to have time with the coaches helps me relate on a whole other level. I would highly recommend every student attend a retreat.”Chris

“This was my first meditation retreat and I didn’t know what to expect. I was nervous about meeting new people and being in a new environment. However it exceeded my expectations.  It was such a beautifully supportive weekend – full of love and healing.”Lisa

“The ACHS retreat has not only helped me integrate what I have learnt in the course, but has also given me the confidence to take what I know out into the world!  It was so wonderful to meet other students and create some beautiful connections that will bring so much support as I embark on this journey. I am so thankful to Lisa and the coaches for creating such a nurturing, safe and empowering experience.”Belinda

 

September 2018 Retreat

“Attending the retreat is validating, reassuring, motivating and inspirational. The venue provides beautiful surrounds to soak up nature and allow integration of knowledge, emotions and spirit. I recommend all students who study with ACHS try to take part in the retreat. It is definitely worthwhile.”Angela

“The deep connections formed at the retreat have fuelled my energies for my studies. Networking and learning from other experiences – invaluable. I now know for sure that I will make this happen – providing the treasure of meditation in my community.”Susan

“I am loving this incredible course and the journey it is taking me on. Although I have not yet completed the course, I feel that I have grown immeasurably. The content is in depth and so well structured. I have particularly been touched by the love, acceptance and nurturing I have received in this beautiful space.  Thank you Lisa and your incredible team.”Stacey

“Over the course of the weekend I released some unconscious ‘stuff’, cried, laughed, gained massive clarity over the path ahead, felt so much love and gained awesome connections that I know will continue into the future.”Lisa

“Couldn’t recommend it highly enough for deepening and consolidating your own practice and knowledge; for meeting like minded souls; for meeting the wonderful supportive coaches and boosting your own self confidence. Thank you.”Claudia

“Walking into the group Friday evening with Julie setting the atmosphere with a welcoming meditation – what a great welcome/start!  From that moment the weekend flowed – such a learning experience- so many skills to take away – learning about conducting sound meditations, to guiding children to shining our own light within. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant – thank you all.”Bronwyn

“I cannot recommend the retreat highly enough! This is my third retreat with ACHS and it keeps getting better. Lisa and the team of coaches are amazing and a joy to be with, as are the beautiful students and graduates.”Jacqui

“Attending the ACHS retreat is not only learning more skills in meditation but a true loving atmosphere where you are supported and held in trust, meet the most wonderful like minded people and gain encouragement on your meditation teaching pathway.”Miriam

“I was unsure what to expect but once I got here, the whole vibe was amazing. Connecting with so many amazing people including the wonderful coaches has been very inspirational and everything I have learned this weekend will help my journey. Thank you all so much.”Julie

“The ACHS retreat is an incredible opportunity for students to reconnect with themselves, with fellow students and mentors and with mother nature. An amazing experience to simply bask in the wisdom and energy of passionate people, sharing their love of meditation.”Danielle

“Joining the ACHS community has been an experience beyond words.”Katerina

“I had such an amazing and insightful experience at this retreat. It really helped me to cement some things I was working through. I experienced so much love, peace and gratitude for all the things in my life. Incredible self-development.”Nina

“The weekend strengthened my understanding and commitment to learning more about leading meditation. The whole experience was heartfelt and authentic allowing a vulnerability that is not often available to you.”John

“The retreat offered the opportunity to meet like-minded people from all parts of Australia. To share moments, stories, strengths and weaknesses.  To enjoy the group work and to connect with others. Such a memory to cherish forever.”Valary

I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat and enjoyed making genuine connections with others. The collective energy was amazing and there was an atmosphere of love and acceptance for all.  The activities were presented beautifully with great care and sensitivity.”Fiona

“As a new student, I have found that attending the workshop has provided a very strong foundation for my learning that included quality activities and vital networks.  Was also great to connect with the coaches.”Travis

“An excellent opportunity to build skills, confidence and connection with like-minded people. This is the ultimate preparation for a career as a meditation teacher/coach.” – Lisa

“I would recommend that every student attends the retreat if they want to get the most out of the course.”Stacey

 

September 2017 Meditation Teaching Retreat

“I would just like to give my heartfelt thanks for the opportunity to attend such a wonderful, nurturing, compassionate environment that your Meditation Retreat provided me with. I can often feel isolated in the work that I do, especially being in rural Victoria so it was absolutely wonderful to meet such an amazing group of people who are all on a similar journey. It was a fabulous opportunity for me to be the participant in really reconnecting with myself and others on a deeper level. I really found the information to be invaluable. I loved meeting the coaches, the beautiful meditations that were led by Lisa and Julie, the sound healing and more. As a teacher now out in the big wide world I really found this to be such a fabulous experience for myself both personally and in the work that I do and I am so happy to have this as an annual event in my calendar.”Kerryn

“Treating myself to the recent ACHS Meditation Retreat, this is easily one of the best things I have ever done for myself and thus for my loved ones, my work and my purpose for being here … I truly didn’t want the weekend to end … I feel clearer and more connected to myself and my goals. I feel liberated, supported and encouraged having learnt to hold myself in more love and compassion. I feel inspired, moved and excited to have met such a wonderful group of fellow travellers and meditators. I feel present and serene having spent the weekend

Beautiful centrepiece for the meditation room set up by Felicity

meditating in powerful group energy. I feel whole and aligned and purposeful about my future! I feel the deepest gratitude for all who facilitated, contributed to and participated in the weekend. I will definitely be attending the next one! You should too!”Jen

“I had the privilege of attending the ACHS September 2017 Retreat and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of going in the future, in fact I encourage everyone to give themselves the gift of going. It was well worth the investment and what I received as a result was absolutely priceless. I had such an enriching learning experience and boost in confidence. It was such an honour to meet and connect with so many inspiring souls in person. We all felt such a high level of connection and the positive energy was incredible. Thank you so much to the whole ACHS team for providing such a special, truly memorable and heart-warming weekend!”Natalie