Many traditional training approaches promise fulfilment by diagnosing ‘weaknesses’ and suggesting external changes.

That’s not what we do.

At Oasis Mindfulness, we focus on empowering the individual to develop their inner resources of wisdom, intuition and creativity.

Our mindfulness based courses, coaching and retreats focus on:

  • EMPOWERING YOU to cultivate your own inner resources of wisdom, intuition and creativity, creating a deeper, more meaningful life
  • Establishing new habits of mind and body
  • Learning to live in the present moment
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Moving beyond habitual negative patterns, learning to live life consciously and without judgment
  • Emboldening you to face any external challenges from a clear and calm centre.

Oasis Mindfulness has drawn upon the curricula of the MBSR to present a formal, structured program that assists participants to deal more effectively with stress.

Held in a supportive and structured space, and incorporating mindfulness meditation techniques and gentle physical movement, our 8-week MBSR program will help individuals:

  • Bring positive changes to attitudes and behaviours, increasing the quality of relationships
  • Improve working memory, gain clarity with a calmer mind
  • Improve physically with a better immune function, improve sleep practices, healthier heart
  • Reduction in acute and chronic pain
  • Learn to manage stress and anxiety.

These themes and practices are reinforced and built upon in each succeeding week through:

  • Guided mindfulness meditations
  • A theoretical framework
  • Activities
  • Gentle physical movement
  • Group discussion
  • Take home activities for daily practice.

8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

8 Week Program

Learn to break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program introduces participants to an assortment of mindfulness tools and techniques designed to cultivate awareness, acceptance and compassion towards themselves.

MBSR Program Details

  • MBSR: 8-week program
  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Sessions: 1 per week, plus a 1 day retreat
  • Session duration: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Participants: 10 limited spaces available

MP3 mindfulness practice recordings and a workbook are supplied.

Hunab Ku, 18 Ebenezer Place East End Adelaide SA

Includes Day of Mindfulness, date to be advised 

Register your expression of interest with Anne on

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What is the MBSR?

The MBSR is an evidence-based stress-reduction program that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Having been widely researched over the last 35 years, the MBSR has been scientifically proven to help with a range of physical and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain:

“Our work over the past thirty-five years has shown consistent, reliable, and reproducible demonstrations of major and clinically relevant reductions in medical and psychological symptoms across a wide range of medical diagnoses, including many different chronic pain conditions, other medical diagnoses and in medical patients with a secondary diagnosis of anxiety and/or panic, over the eight weeks of the MBSR intervention, and maintenance of these changes in some cases for up to four years of follow-up.”

Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society

It is important to note that the MBSR has been designed to complement, not replace, traditional medical and psychological treatments.

I reconnected with myself, this was a very powerful experience. I also have tools that are working in my daily life to prevent anxiety and allow me to relate better to others.

It is a great course that everyone should do as it guides us to a better connection for our mind, body and soul. Anne has been great in guiding the course.

I have learnt how the body, mind and feelings are connected and what I think affects my feelings. Through mindfulness, I am feeling calmer, more relaxed and able to reduce my anxiety. I don’t feel as anxious as before and I am more confident in what I do.


Bali Women’s Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat

Monday 9 – Saturday 14 September, 2024 at Amori Villas, Ubud, Bali

Imagine stepping out of your luxurious resort accommodation to breathe in the fragrant tropical air of the lush rainforest surrounding you. Feel the caress of warm air on your bare skin, and the taste of a fresh coconut on your breakfast tray. Hear the call of local birds, the breeze in the palm trees, and the gentle sound of trickling water.

Imagine taking this time for yourself to not only rest and receive the beauty around you in this serene location, but to dive into the quiet space of mindfulness meditation, stretch and deepen into a restorative yoga session, and have your nervous system completely rebooted with a blissfully long yoga nidra practice.

You’re in good hands here.

Join Anne and Cherise, passionate practitioners and teachers of yoga and mindfulness as they help you develop capacity to generate and sustain your new-found calm centre. Imagine re-entering your world with a feeling of ease and peace, AND with the skills to apply your heart and intelligence into a more balanced, energetic life.

This six-day, specially created experience will include:

  • Accommodation and exclusive use of luxurious and private Amori Villas, just 2kms outside of Ubud
  • Daily sessions of Mindfulness Meditation
  • Daily morning session of Hatha Yoga
  • Daily afternoon session of Restorative Yoga and/or experience of Yoga Nidra – deeply relaxing, profoundly calming
  • A daily half-hour massage (either back & neck or foot massage; additional massage treatments available)
  • Ample time for quiet solitude and reflection; or visits to local markets/temples/Balinese healers/other sites
  • Fresh, delicious meals and daily fresh coconut water
  • Personalised transfers from/to Denpasar airport
  • Plus other delights in store…

We invite you to join us for this supremely rejuvenating and energising retreat.

Reconnect with yourself, deeply, and then return to your world refreshed, rebooted and ready to go!

Single villa = $2597/person Twin villa = $1997/person 

(All villas include private ensuite)

$300 deposit secures your spot on this premium retreat.


UNPLUG and RECONNECT to your most powerful self on one of our nurturing women-only retreats.

RELEASE OF USUAL RESPONSIBILITIES. Surprisingly, home is sometimes the hardest place to relax in. There are always jobs to be done and something calling for outward attention. To consciously sit and simply be in your home environment requires deliberate choice, as in a formal meditation practice. That usually only goes for an hour or so though, and then there are all the other hours that ask for input, energy, etc. So it can be hard to really ‘let go’ in the home environment.·        

THE LUXURY OF PERSONAL QUIET TIME to listen, walk, and soak up the natural world. The lilies of the field toil not, as it says somewhere in the Bible. To just breathe in the air outside in a natural setting is enlivening, and calls forth a new alertness in all our senses as we slow down our pace to just absorb… breathe in, breathe out, and be part of the natural world.·    

THE PLEASURE OF BEING WITH OTHERS in structured and non-structured ways, to share in good conversation, to contemplate together how we are in our day-to-day lives, and build a new community with other women. Soooo satisfying.·

UNPLUG AND PUT THAT PHONE AWAY! Many current studies are highlighting how the relentless nature of our busy switched-on world profoundly (and detrimentally) affects our nervous system, building unseen stress and anxiousness without realising it. So retreat is a good opportunity to switch off the phone (if you’re brave enough), or at least put it away for large portions of the day, and notice how it feels to let go of that constant stream of input that news and social media bring. Free up the space to free up your own growth.  

NOURISH AND UNWIND. With food cooked for you, the program all sorted out with yoga and meditation sessions (optional), creative contemplation time, and ample free time to just be, it doesn’t take long for the nervous system to relax its vigilance some, to soften and give back some sweet new energy.

It’s strange to think that we will provide ‘maintenance’ for our cars on a regular basis, and yet we often just continue on in our lives without much thought to the impact of day-to-day living and how it can quietly and surreptitiously create stress in various ways – mentally, emotionally, and definitely physically.

Just home from a 4 day retreat organised by Anne and Cherise. Most amazing experience. There are not enough words to express the love, joy, security and reward the retreat brought to me and all of the participants.

From moment one an amazing safe environment was created. Anne and Cherise worked beautifully together. Complimentary styles but aligned philosophy. Loved every minute, thank you.

The retreat was such a worthwhile experience, and I’ve already recommended to friends to keep their eyes out for the next one.

Anne and Cherise compliment each other beautifully throughout their program, which is the perfect balance of nourishishing restorative yoga, mindful meditations, reflection, connection with others, delicious food and time for personal recharge in a spectacular coastal setting.

Corporate Mindfulness Training

Oasis Mindfulness designs bespoke Corporate Mindfulness Training programs customised to your needs and people.

Our workshops are informative, practical and engaging, providing the opportunity to learn about and experience mindfulness, as well as actionable tools and techniques they can take away and implement in the workplace and beyond.

Our bespoke Corporate Mindfulness Training programs will help you and your team learn how to:

  • Apply mindfulness to business
  • Lead with authenticity and compassion
  • Achieve more by slowing down
  • Disconnect in order to connect
  • Build resilience
  • Reign in control of technology, rather than allowing technology to have control of you
  • Cultivate generosity so it arises more naturally in business relationships and in communicating with their peers.

We can tailor a training program to suit your requirements.

Professional life is full of challenges. Explore the benefits of mindfulness training and coaching in the workplace, and become a business leader with ease and acceptance.

Many traditional business training approaches promise fulfilment by diagnosing ‘weaknesses’ and suggesting external changes.

Oasis Mindfulness is different!

We focus on empowering the individual to develop their inner resources of wisdom, intuition and creativity, empowering them to face any external challenges from a calm centre.

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Practicing mindfulness at work has been proven to have benefits for both employees and employers:

  • A decrease in employee absenteeism
  • Increased workplace performance and productivity
  • Boosted creativity and innovation
  • Team building and leadership development
  • Improvements in relationships
  • Reducing stress and building resilience
  • Building emotional intelligence.

Even global leaders such as Google, Facebook and SAP have realised how much of an impact mindfulness can have on their business AND teams through increasing team satisfaction, productivity and having a positive impact on the bottom-line through developing a simple practice of self-awareness.

Topics Covered

  • What is mindfulness?
  • The benefits of mindfulness and why it is becoming so important
  • Clinical research and business research
  • Brands that have mindfulness programmes
  • A Practice – opportunity to feel and experience mindfulness
  • Integrating mindfulness into everyday life

a Mindfulness Taster Session

Learn how a science proven practice is being widely adopted by business leaders and professionals. This taster session will give you an insight into the benefits of mindfulness meditation and how it can be used to transform your life.

Cost: No charge one hour session