Welcome to the Opening Minds website. 


Our aim is to support and inspire people to live with an embodied awareness. We offer introductory mindfulness courses through to longer residential retreats with a focus on providing ongoing support for integration. Metaphorically speaking, we plant seeds, weed and water to nourish the growth and unfolding.

A strong focus for Opening Minds is offering in-depth face-to-face training for teachers and managers in the field of education. Opening Minds has contributed significantly to the processes of educating parents and children both in classrooms and also in a voluntary capacity developing community led rites of passage. 

Our leadership training brings together neuroscience, mindful awareness and body work to create transformational opportunities for empowerment, team building and personal growth. 

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What is Mindfulness?


This footage is from the Calm Clear Creative Mindful Teacher Training taking place in the Motueka/Tasman region.


Calm, Clear, Creative Embodied mindfulness training

Gravity and Grace Open FLoor movement meditations

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Calm, Clear, Creative is an opportunity to offer funded mindfulness training for teachers. We run focused weekend workshops to resource teachers with the qualities and skills necessary to embody calm and clarity in the classroom. These workshops are followed with ongoing face-to-face support.

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Gravity and Grace is an embodied movement exploration informed by the ‘Open Floor’ training and practise. We bring together mindfulness with conscious movement. We work directly with the body and the power of music in a way that brings empowerment.

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This spring Gravity and Grace explored the six perfections through six fortnightly dances. Our final event was on the 29th November exploring Wisdom. Here are a few photos of the event. Thanks to everyone who came along and took part in these explorations. Keep your ears tuned for more Gravity and Grace Open Floor events in the future!


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