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Mindfulness & Meditation Circles of Practice

Weekly online Mindfulness and Meditation instruction.  For MSC graduates.


About Mara

"“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” Christopher Germer

Mara Elwood is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher based in Auckland and teaching both in Auckland and on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.  She has been a practitioner of Mindfulness and Meditation for over 20 years and regularly attends residential retreats in New Zealand and abroad.  She feels her own journey with Meditation and Mindfulness have had profound effects on her own life, well-being, parenting, and relationships. She offers engagement with these valuable practices, in order to spread compassion in the world.
The benefits of Mindfulness and Self-compassion have been proven in numerous studies, showing that learning to be kind to oneself in the face of life’s inevitable struggles can reduce anxiety and depression, allowing for a more resilient and easeful existence.





“Mara exudes mindful compassion and self compassion in her being.  The course is done in the most gentle, lighthearted and nurturing way and provides wonderful tools in a well thought out way to bring greater mindfulness and self compassion into your daily life. I have found myself not only being more self compassionate to myself , but also noticing when my children , husband, friends are being too harsh on themselves and reminding them also to bring some loving kindness and patience back to themselves  as they  journey through  life. “

Contact Me

33 Finch Street, Morningside
Auckland, 1022
New Zealand

+64 22 084 3244

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