About Meditation Sunshine Coast
Meditation Sunshine Coast was founded by Michelle Eckles.
Through her own practice of meditation, Michelle overcame a challenging period of her life to emerge with a passion and dedication to teaching the techniques of meditation to both adults and children.
As a result of learning these methods, people become more present, aware and mindful, which in turn has endless benefits from learning to cope with stress and process emotions to increasing focus and creative abilities, being kinder, more thoughtful and less reactive.
With ongoing practice they will find that they can handle change, loss and disappointment without so much anger and fear, enabling them to respond more appropriately and responsibly to the difficulties they may experience in their lives.
Meditation isn’t just about breathing and relaxation, it’s a powerful life skill that if taught, especially at an early age, can increase well being, emotional intelligence and resilience – creating a ripple effect in our community and wider.
The information, exercises and meditations on this website and our meditation workshops, programs and classes are intended for general interest and use and not as therapy or treatment for any mental or physical condition.
Please seek the advice and services of a professional health practitioner for the treatment of any disorder or if you are at all concerned about your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing.
Michelle lives with her tween daughter, teen son, two x ragdoll cats (one of which thinks he’s the Dalai Lama’s cat) and two x guinea pigs.
Over the past few years she has taught the following meditation classes and programs each term, as well as monthly meditation workshops:
- Meditation for Kids 8-12
- Meditation for Teens 12-16
- Introduction to Meditation for Adults
- Introduction to Meditation Workshops for Adults
- Art Meditation Workshops
In 2019 Michelle closed down her meditation studio and will no longer be running weekly classes. In 2020 Meditation Sunshine Coast’s focus will be on providing:
- Mindfulness and Meditation for Teens in high schools
- Mindfulness & Meditation Workshops for Adults in the workplace
Michelle is a qualified, registered and insured Meditation Teacher and has completed the following education/qualifications:
Level 1 “Connected Kids – Teaching Children Meditation” with Lorraine Murray (author, therapist & meditation teacher)
Lisa Ford’s (Director at the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies) “Meditation for Children program”
“Meditation Capsules: A Mindfulness Program for Children” with Janet Etty-Leal (author, speaker, educator, teacher & Meditation Association of Australia board member)
“Mindfulness for Well being and Peak Performance” with Professor Craig Hassad & Dr Richard Chambers (Monash University)
“Meditation Teacher Training – Module 1” (Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation) at the Gawler Foundation
“Advanced Certificate in Guiding & Teaching Meditation” through the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies
Kids Yoga Teacher Training – Foundations (kids age 5-12) + Yoga in Schools – Secondary
Qualifications, certifications and registrations:
Meditation Sunshine Coast
0438 915 830