Having previously spent much of her working life in the hectic world of making media, Megan’s path towards slowing down and hitting the pause button came after a work-related health issue caused by sustained stress.
Her personal meditation, mindfulness and compassion practice has also been profoundly helpful on her journey with grief after the loss of her mother in 2012.
Megan has been practicing meditation since 2009, first learning Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM) at The Gawler Foundation in Victoria, Australia, where she also did her initial teacher training in 2011 and 2016.
Her mindfulness studies have taken her further afield in Australia – and to Europe – with self-care, compassion, creativity, stress management and healthy workplace culture of particular interest to her as a professional teacher.
In 2016 and 2017, Megan took two professional development courses at renowned mindfulness organisation Breathworks in Manchester, England.
Impressed by the Breathworks’ mindfulness and compassion curriculum, in 2018 she began her formal teacher accreditation pathway with Breathworks Introductory Teacher Training (TTi), followed by Breathworks Advanced Teacher Training (TTa) in 2021.
In 2022 she became a fully accredited Breathworks mindfulness and compassion teacher, and now offers 8-week Breathworks courses Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health.
Megan also trained in Mindful Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, undertaking the Step 1 MSC Teacher Training Course facilitated by teachers from the USCD Center for Mindfulness.
She has also studied Embodied Trauma-Informed Contemplative Teaching and MSC with Heartworks teacher, Kristy Arbon.
Megan began teaching meditation and mindfulness in 2015 after moving to Berlin, Germany.
There she wrote and taught seven-week course Meditation for Creativity.
She also co-taught mindfulness, movement and creativity workshop Express Yourself and co-founded and co-led Open Your Heart, a program of weekly, guided, group mindfulness mediation sessions and unique day retreats with Danish MBSR teacher, Signe Glahn.
Since moving to South Australia in 2018, she has taught courses, workshops, 1:1 custom sessions and programs and short ‘deep rest’ retreats at home and on the road interstate.
Highlights have included teaching the mindfulness component of the Pause Breath Thrive Day Retreat for Menopausal Women; co-teaching mini-retreat Self-care is Awesome; teaching her workshop Wake Up Your Creativity; speaking at Australian music conference Indie-Con 2019 about well-being in the music industry and co-teaching Breathworks’ 8-week mindfulness-based pain management course, Mindfulness for Health, for teaching accreditation.
As well as 8-week and short courses, retreats, mindful movement, ‘sangha’ and 1:1 custom sessions, Megan also leads workshops and special events inside workplaces and companies.
At Paypal Germany she taught a mindfulness workshop for their 2015 Work/Life Balance Program.
From 2016-2018 she also presented her signature 4-hour workshop, Mindfulness and Meditation at Work, at The School of Life in Australia and Germany.
As a public speaker, Megan also moderated ‘Meditation and Neuroplasticity: Where Are We Now?’, a panel discussion featuring speakers Dr. Rick Hanson, Professor Craig Hassed, Dr. Neil Bailey and Andrew Fuller at the the inaugural Australian Meditation Conference in 2018.
For peak industry body Meditation Australia she produced a series of video and written interviews with inspiring meditation teachers in her role as a Board Member (2019-20).
The speakers included Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Elise Bialylew and Vidyamala Burch, among many others.
Attending retreats and undertaking study courses are part of Megan’s ongoing professional development.
She has studied mindfulness meditation in Spain, France, England, Germany and Australia, a highlight being her visit to Plum Village in Dieulivol, France in 2017.
For a comprehensive list of Megan’s mindfulness meditation studies, PD and accredited teacher training, please visit Megan’s LinkedIn profile or click here to view her detailed CV .
Megan is a registered member of the Meditation Association of Australia.
Her teaching is personable, practical, professional, creative and trauma-informed. Read her participant testimonials.
See the range of her services here or email her for details about her programs, workshops and 1:1 custom sessions, taught online via Zoom and/or in-person (under COVID-safe conditions).
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Read a Q+A with Megan about her meditation teaching here.
Megan welcomes work inquiries!
If you would if you would like to discuss working with Megan as:
- A mindfulness meditation teacher
- Workshop instructor
- Self-care & compassion coach
- Public speaker, MC or moderator
- Broadcaster and journalist with a particular interest in this area, or
- If you have a great idea!
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