2.5 days | Start: 8 November 2019, 6:00 PM - End: 10 November 2019, 4:00 PM | $975 incl gst
VENUE: Ovio Mindfulness Studio, level 4, 17 Garrett St, Wellington
DEEP DIVE OR TEACH MINDFULNESS
The Ovio Master & Teach Mindfulness course is designed for you to further develop and enhance your own personal mindfulness practice, broaden your professional skill base, and gain the skills needed to share and teach mindfulness to others in a personal or professional setting. It’s a hugely rewarding experience.
Over 2.5 days you’ll take a deep dive into mindfulness at a personal and experiential level, and then learn to guide and teach others using Ovio Mindfulness – simple, yet powerful tools to improve mental and physical wellness, stress and anxiety management, enhance relationships, and improve performance. We guarantee you’ll grow both personally and professionally through this course.
By becoming an Ovio Accredited Mindfulness facilitator, you’ll be able to use your deeper knowledge of mindfulness, together with the teaching resources and skills you’ve learnt, to support the emotional and physical wellness of those you guide or teach, to develop more self-aware, connected, compassionate individuals, teams and communities.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
- A deeper knowledge and practice of mindfulness
- Simple, yet powerful mindfulness techniques for home, work or business
- Mindful listening and speaking techniques
- The skills and resources to teach mindfulness and share it with others
- Facilitation and holding space techniques
- Ovio Mindfulness Accreditation
- A community of connected and link-minded professionals
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their own mindfulness practice, and inspire or teach others to use mindfulness in their daily life. You’ll gain the skills and materials to guide others in mindfulness techniques or run your own mindfulness courses.
On the course we have had life coaches, yoga teachers, wellness consultants, natural health practitioners, mums, nurses, health professionals, an integrative health specialist, HR Managers, a corporate professional development consultant, scientist, rugby coach, university student and dietician. These people have all added mindfulness to their skill base and way of living, and gained the confidence, resources and training to share and teach mindfulness to others in a personal or professional setting.
Whether you want to teach mindfulness, be more present as a partner or parent, build a high-performance team or culture, or perhaps you’re just someone who wants to enjoy more happiness and less stress and anxiety in your day to day work or family life, this course will help you get there.
Ovio’s Mindfulness courses are secular and neuroscience-based. Prior knowledge of mindfulness is useful but not a prerequisite. Our goal is to see you integrate your own personal life experience, skills and wisdom to deliver our step-by-step Ovio Mindfulness program in your own unique way.
HOW IT WORKS
Once you’ve enrolled you will be sent the pre-work for the course. This will help you get into mindfulness mode and takes around 2 hours.
DAY ONE: INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS (6pm -9pm)
This session is designed to introduce you to Ovio’s simple, yet powerful techniques to help you develop a mindfulness practice in your daily life. With this solid foundation in mindfulness, you’re ready to start your journey towards deeper mindfulness practice and Ovio Accreditation.
DAY TWO & THREE: INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE (9am -5pm)
During this 2-day interactive workshop you will learn and hone your mindfulness facilitation skills. Each of the three sessions from the Ovio Mindfulness course will be covered in more depth to enable you to build on the foundation skills you’ve learnt, deepen your own mindfulness practice, and ensure you’re able to confidently deliver and embody the teachings.
Working in groups we’ll utilise a powerful coaching model to tap into the creative energy of the group, and maximise your learning and insights. You’ll learn mindful listening and speaking techniques, which will help in all areas of your life. Be prepared to share from the heart – we believe that vulnerability helps open a safe space from which others will see the new potential within themselves.
HOW MUCH IS THE COURSE?
Full 2.5 day course: $975
We have a limited number of partial scholarships available to people where cost is a barrier to attending, please get in touch to find out more.
- Ovio Mindfulness Accreditation Certificate
- Ovio Journal & Workbook
- Full Catering (Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea)
- Ovio Mindfulness Teaching Kit including Ovio Mindfulness PowerPoint presentation and presenter notes, Audio content, A3 printed presenter slides (optional extra).
- Access to ongoing information, events and workshops
- Exclusive invite to join the Ovio Professionals Network and receive licensing to run your own courses, course and material updates, marketing support and resources, free webinars and regular ongoing mindfulness training and support. (Membership is $27 per month).
OVIO ACCREDITATION & PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
Completing the Ovio Master & Teach Mindfulness course gives you accreditation as an Ovio Mindfulness Facilitator. You can then use the Ovio Mindfulness techniques and materials you’ve learnt to share Ovio Mindfulness with others.
By joining the Ovio Professionals Network ($27 per month), you are then able to deliver Ovio Mindfulness courses commercially to the public in a context that suits your life experience and qualifications, at a frequency that fits with your personal or professional life. As a member of the Ovio Professionals network you can access all of our Ovio Mindfulness course updates and materials, marketing tools, order Ovio journals, participate in regular webinars, and promote your courses on the Ovio website.
Ovio’s Master & Teach Mindfulness is so much more than a training course. It‘s an opportunity to become part of a supportive community of like-minded people, inspiring each other to create a better world. Co-teaching opportunities are available and encouraged. This allows you to teach alongside an experienced Ovio Mindfulness Facilitator to further your understanding of the course. And Ovio is often looking for accredited facilitators to help out with the ongoing demand for Ovio Mindfulness in workplaces, healthcare facilities, schools and community groups.
“As a yoga teacher, mindfulness has played a big role in helping my students to practice with presence, and since completing Ovio’s facilitator training my teaching has been transformed! The best part about the training is that you can mould it to fit in with your area of interest, or just present the course as is. Cheryl has a beautiful way of talking and teaching, with so much wisdom to share, I really can’t recommend the training enough!”
Tash, Owner Beginner Yogi.
“Cheryl is a great teacher and adds so much beautiful wisdom and ongoing support. I found the two days at the facilitator training empowering and inspiring. I can’t wait to take what I have learnt and educate others.”
Stacey Robinson BHSc. Wellness Expert.
“I attended the Ovio Mindfulness accreditation course recently and it was really terrific. Not only has it enabled me to provide a more holistic service to my clients but it has also deepened my own daily mindfulness practice. I have done a few mindfulness courses in the past but this is the most comprehensive and practical one by far. The course was casual and friendly and Cheryl made us feel very welcome and relaxed. The support and fellowship following the course has also been fantastic and much appreciated. I would highly recommend anyone doing the Ovio Mindfulness accreditation course for personal or professional reasons.”
Joanne Millar, Nutritionist.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Cheryl StrawbridgeB.Sc. Dip RM.
Cheryl is an accredited mindfulness consultant and life coach, with a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, physiology and psychology.
In her 18 years working at large multinational corporations, Cheryl witnessed many colleagues and friends suffer from the impact of a fast-paced, stressful lifestyle. This inspired her to change her life direction, and complete further training in mindfulness and life coaching.
In 2013, Cheryl founded Ovio Mindfulness Solutions. Through Ovio, Cheryl’s mission is to teach people how to cut through the noise in their heads, to live with purpose and balance; allowing them to tap into their true potential. Cheryl has run mindfulness programs at medical and healthcare facilities, worked with businesses in the public and private sector, and coached a range of people from kids to corporate executives.
Cheryl also inspires audiences at schools and conferences around the country. An impassioned and engaging speaker, she combines her empathetic approach with her vision that a rich and fulfilling life is possible for everyone.
“Cheryl was an amazing facilitator of the course I just attended. Her manner and explanations flowing from our observations were truly insightful."
Cheryl lives in Karori, Wellington with her husband, three teenage kids, a cat and dog. She has an amazing zest for living life to the full, spending time in nature and being with family and friends.
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Physiology and Psychology.
Dip RM Diploma of Remedial medicine
Certified NLP Relationship coach
Certified Strategic intervention life coach
Accredited Mindfulness facilitator
Black belt in the martial art Zen do kai
SCUBA diving instructor
Personal meditation practice of 38 years