Retreats & Events
Mindfulness and Meditation Retreats
The Gawler’s mindfulness retreats and meditation retreats are all designed to be restful and regenerative, but are intense enough to be meaningful and effective for those seeking deeper experiences of meditation, good health and wellbeing.
Each mindfulness retreat and meditation retreat presented by Ruth and Ian Gawler focuses upon a particular theme relevant to the ongoing development of meditation.
New Zealand Retreats
Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training Programs
Teaching meditation is one of the greatest gifts you can offer others
Drs Ruth and Ian Gawler regularly present specific and thorough mindfulness and meditation teacher training programs in collaboration with the Gawler Foundation.
There are 2 five day residential Modules of Meditation Teacher Training presented at The Yarra Valley Living Centre and completing both satisfies the training criteria for Provisional Membership of the Meditation Association of Australia. Maia and Paul Bedson present the first module while Ruth and Ian Gawler present the second.
However, each mindfulness retreat and meditation retreat mentioned above under the ‘Meditation Retreats’ heading and led personally by Ian and Ruth Gawler, will also have immediate personal relevance for all health professionals and teachers as a basis for a mindfulness and meditation teacher training program. They provide a good starting point for using mindfulness and meditation based techniques in teaching and clinical settings and may well satisfy requirements for meditation teacher certification as well as on-going professional education credits.