Accredited & Highly Evaluated Courses for Practicing & Facilitating Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Improve Attention and Mental Resilience.

There is a great need for mindfulness trainers who can guide adults, students and children towards experiencing mindfulness and to establish the practices themselves to experience the many on-going benefit; decreased anxiety and stress, increased mental clarity, better self-regulation, better sleep quality to name a few..

Welcome to Mindfulness in Australia

We offer:
mindfulness facilitation courses across Australia & New Zealand for teachers, counselors, social workers, parents and anyone who wants to learn how to establish an ongoing Mindfulness practice for themselves and help others.

Why Choose Us?

Internationally Recognised Accreditation
Our courses are accredited with IMMA (International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance).
These courses are designed to meet the growing need in all sectors ( education, medicine, psychology, social work, physiotherapy, business etc) for evidence-based strategies that lead to self-regulation, emotional awareness and lowered stress and anxiety.

Leading Trainer
Learn Mindfulness from a professional educator with more than 30 years experience of mindfulness and meditation.

Highly evaluated courses
Hundreds of teachers, social workers, counsellors etc. have taken the 2 day Mindfulness Facilitation Course. The trainings receive consistently high evaluation and reviews.

All Age Groups
The program is designed and has been successfully implemented for all age groups from 4 year old pre-schoolers to 80 year old seniors.

Life-Time Access
When you register for an online course or a face-to-face training you receive lifelong access to the course material and all the resources provided. Ongoing support is available.



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“I just wanted to take the time to express how much I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day course…I have attended other mindfulness trainings but really feel your offering is unparalleled”.Sarah H.
“I am extremely grateful for your teachings…you are truly inspirational”.Wendy R.
“Thank you, this wonderful experience, which is now forever a regular practice in my life”.Susan R.

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Evidence-based results from more than 3,500 research papers from around the world continue to show that the regular practice of mindfulness is an effective mental training leading to improved attention, awareness and lowered stress and anxiety as well as improved mental and physical wellbeing.One of the clearest messages from contemporary neuroscience is that our sense of self is anchored in a vital connection to our bodies.


2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Training

This course gives you the background, science, practices and techniques to teach/guide others and establish a regular practice yourself.


Bring Mindfulness to the Classroom

Take the guesswork out of bringing mindfulness to the school’s curriculum. In this online certificate course you will receive the tools and training to teach mindfulness to those around you.


Learn Mindfulness From Home

In this self-paced online course you will learn, step by step to establish your own regular practice.


Feedback for the 2 day Virtual Mindfulness Facilitation Training in July 2020

I had the pleasure of studying with Mindfulness in Australia and completed their 8 weeks Mindfulness Facilitator Training certification including the 2 day live workshop.
Having studied several mindfulness courses I was looking for something more comprehensice, I must say this was the best training I have done thus far. The course content was clear, concise and leading edge. Rita as a facilitator is approachable and knowledgeable. The sheer amount of resources provided with the course sets you up for success and has been a huge asset to my business”.

Sarah Akil Managing Director - Crystal Clear Wellness Co



Too often we are trapped in the prisons of our own minds. When we listen to the inner chatter too much, are constantly connected and distracted by devices, lose connection with community and each other in meaningful way, fail to truly listen to others -we lose contact with ourselves, others and nature- all important for our wellbeing and mental health.

Intentionally cultivating a connection to nature has been shown  reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. The constant demands of this fast-paced world, work and life in general can be corrected. Reconnecting with ourselves, others and the natural world are all necessary to maintain inner calm, mental clarity.


Decoding Disconnection is a 1 Day Virtual Online course/retreat where you will learn mindfulness based strategies to purposefully connect with the energy of nature and release the grip of the constant, often critical inner chatter.


Sunday 31 May, Wednesday 3 June
9.30am-3.30 pm
Cost: $195 (incl.resources and
8 week online mindfulness training).


Mindfulness offers a different approach to dealing
with emotions, stress and anxiety.

Add Mindfulness Facilitation to your skillset – Accredited Zoom Training

Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.”Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)



Rita Riccola is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers.
She is an educator and a trained mindfulness teacher with over 30 yrs experience who has completed courses with Mindful Schools USA and attended many Mindfulness retreats.

Take a Break to Relax & Rejuvenate


With Like-Minded People in a Beautiful & Natural Setting


“Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you see? What do you hear?”Jon Kabat-Zin

Personal Mentoring

To expand and deepen your facilitation expertise

Mindfulness Facilitation is about co-creating an environment where mindfulness can ‘happen’.
How to use language, the voice, authority and authenticity to create an environment where a deep trust between participants naturally arises are one of the many topics where personal mentoring can be helpful.

Why Mindfulness?

Research over the past few decades has found that Mindfulness training helps to;


Relieve Anxiety & Stress

In our fast paced lives, where we rush from one demand to another, there is very little time or space to stop and pause. Mindfulness offer the tools needed to connect with our inner intelligence, where we can access natural calmness beneath the busy minds.


Let go of Anger & Frustration

Coming in contact with your direct experience in the mindful state allows us to become familiar with the patterns that direct our lives; our thoughts, emotions and reactions.



Pain is an inevitable part of being human but suffering is optional. In mindfulness we learn how to manage our thoughts and emotions instead of letting emotions and thoughts manage us.



Aimless thinking and inner chatter is draining our energy and clouding over the present moment. One of the most common benefits from regular mindfulness training is greater mental clarity and a new sense of inner peace.


Have Better Sleep

To be able stop incessant thinking and worrying is one of the great benefits of Mindfulness and it makes it easier to go to sleep and have unbroken sleep throughout the night.



Mindfulness practices increasingly bring you more into the present with the growing awareness that going over the past keeps you stuck in the past.

What Participants Say

“What I liked best about the 2 day training was the relaxed, knowledgeable approach to Mindfulness”.
-Laura, Melbourne

“I liked the pace, experiential learning and the facilitators sharing her experience”
Alison, Sydney

“This has been a wonderful course and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with others!”
Nancy C.. Auckland, NZ

“I’ve really loved this course – both the online component and the two day course, I’m so grateful I’ve learnt these empowering new tools. THANK YOU :-)”

Natalie E. Auckland, NZ

“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my classes of various ages. Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.
-Louise Dore, Auckland

“This Course Exceeded My Expectations”.
Angela B, psychologist, Auckland

“Thank you Rita for providing such a thorough course in Mindfulness.
Warm blessings”

Anne C., Auckland

“I’ve really loved this course – both the online component and the two day course, I’m so grateful I’ve learnt these empowering new tools. THANK YOU :-)”

Natalie E. Auckland, NZ

“The 8 week course has allowed me to re connect with the person I used to be and ignite my passion to forge forward, to help others find their passion, peace, connection and love within themselves”.

Sia K, Sydney, AUS


Ready To Use

» improve students ability to deal with stress
» cultivate kindness and empathy
» designed by a registered teacher
» complies with the objectives of the curriculum for personal development
» suits all age groups


Frequently Asked Questions

Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

Mindfulness is a way of noticing where your attention is in the present moment without judging it good or bad. It’s about not wandering off into an imagined future or going over the past but fully engaging right here right now.

The ability to focus on one thing at a time is a skill and requires practice. Just as athletes train on a daily basis to maintain fitness and stamina, Mindfulness, which is a mental training, requires regular daily practice to experience the many well documented benefits especially of de-stressing, relaxing the body and generally self-managing in a new and empowering way.

Through guided, simple easy-to-do practisies you are training the mind to be more present in the moment. resulting in it to be less anxious, more alert and alive.

Everyone really and especially anyone

  • Who over-thinks
  • Thinks anxiously as a regular behavior.
  • Stressed people
  • People who engage in constant negative self-talk
  • People who can’t sleep because of incessant inner chatter
  • People who operate on ‘auto-pilot’ and are always ‘on’..
Current research tells us 20 minutes a day is required to achieve lasting benefits. This can be broken into two 10 minutes sessions-easily do-able when you experience the inner calm and rest from the robotic mind.
You will slowly (sometimes quickly) begin to experience a lightness of being, less anxiety, better sleep, easier communications and a general improved sense of well-being and have more energy. These are not empty promises but almost guaranteed if you follow the instructions, do the practices regularly and begin to live more Mindfully.
Yes, you get a certificate after completing the 2 days training and the 8 week online component which is a 8 week self-paced course to establish your own practice.
Meditation and Mindfulness are very similar the only difference being that Meditation takes many more forms;chanting, mantras as well as breathing and visualisations however Mindfulness meditation is a specific set of exercises that focus exclusively on the five senses.
Many places that run Mindfulness courses do so on a donation basis and are connected to spiritual centers. Mindfulness in New Zealand is an independent group and the trainers pay to live just like everyone else. Everybody needs to be paid for their effort as well as the cost of hiring venues and paying advertising to let people know the courses exist.
The 2 day course is an immersion into mindfulness facilitation, covering all ground; science behind it, practices, methods, tools and resources. It gives you a strong foundation and also ongoing support afterwards and many of the attendants start implementing these techniques in their profession directly after the course. With that said, in the end, it is your regular practice and self enquiry together with you own communication and coaching skills that leads to the ability to facilitate effectively. 
No, the course is for teaching everyone, adults, children, teenagers, although it has grown out of working with students.
Yes, it is accredited with IMMA (International’s Meditation and Mindfulness Alliance)

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Who is it for?


  • Who wants to improve the quality of life and relationships
  • Thinks anxiously as a regular behavior.
  • Stressed people
  • People who engage in constant negative self-talk
  • People who can’t sleep because of incessant inner chatter
  • People who operate on ‘auto-pilot’ and are always ‘on’..

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There is no religion, dogma or beliefs attached to Mindfulness. Mindfulness has it’s roots in many contemplative practices but doesn’t require or impose on anyones belief systems. It’s a mental activity that has proven to be of great benefit for maintaining physical, mental and emotional balance.

Evidence Based

The many benefits of Mindfulness have been well documented especially in the past 30 years since Jon Kabat-Zinn established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme that has led to the wide-spread, evidence based research and the acceptance of these non-religious, practical exercises anyone can do.


Mindfulness practice doesn’t require any preparation or beforehand knowledge about meditation. Anyone can experience the effect from these simple exercises.