Welcome to the Opening Minds website

Pathways to wholesome living and integration using Open Floor and Mindful meditation


Mindfulness that cultivates resilience, confidence and ease

Skilful mindfulness practice leads to emotional well being.

A natural feeling of belonging to the world experienced as self-confidence, resilience, calm and curiosity.

With practice we come to realise that peace of mind is not dependent on outer circumstances. Calm and clarity are available in every situation!


Open Floor Conscious Dance

Movement in our bodies is skilful and fun means to integrate the dimensions of human experience.

It is a guided moving/dancing meditation practice.

It helps us embody mindful awareness in daily activities. A bridge between the stillness of meditation and the business of life. Dance helps us move well with change.

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Courses & Retreats

Three month (non for profit) school of Meditation for young adults

Announcing the programme

Mindfulness - Movement - Healing - Nature - Rituals - Community

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the course.

Mindfulness for Teachers

13th-17th April 2020 & 22nd-23rd May

Grounded, present and able to respond

  • Learn how to meet busyness with practices that reliably cultivate calm and clarity

  • Time for yourself to restore, relax and respond

  • Empty beaches, time for yourself within a supportive community

  • Develop skill sets and resources to bring mindfulness into your family and classroom.

We are pleased to be able to offer scholarships to practising school teachers. Inquires welcome for Retreats in 2020 contact Jaimeopeningminds@gmail.com

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Mindfulness for Young Adults
“A Time to Pause”

Calming the Nervous system to remember a deeper stream of wisdom.

To be able to pause and truly think is rare and difficult to get in this fast-paced life. Many young people are exhausted from overwork, pressured to succeed in a world where priorities are shifting rapidly, confused about pathways and angry about their planetary inheritance.

Dates ~ December 15th - 21st 2019 at Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. Bookings here

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Children Moving to Learn Mindfulness
We explore using playful mindful games, imaginative stories, and contact with nature to help children and families connect to their own capacity for calm, confidence and creativity. Suggested child age is 7 upwards. This is 90 minute workshop for a parent and a child.


A Gentle Introduction to Mindfulness for Adults
Making friends with thinking and feelings as a foundation for emotional wellbeing and happiness. This is a one day workshop to learn how to move well with change, unravel stress and nourish calm.

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OPEN FLOOR Moving Meditations

Classes and workshops in New Zealand and around the World

Working directly through the body and mind , using music and movement to integrate and empower. “You cannot fight your demons because they feed off the fight, but you can have them dance” Emotions are fuel for our creativity and good functioning.

We encourage people to move to learn mindfulness, because the nature of our minds and bodies is movement.

Our senses are moving, our bodies are moving, thinking and feelings are movements. We are moving at work, at the kitchen sink, in our communicating with families and communities. Our understanding is mindfulness must be something that lives in our bodies, a demonstration of fluid responsiveness, available in all postures and in all situations.

We are teaching children, young adults, families and communities to move well with change.
— Opening Minds

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