Aware Meditation Inc. will bring its inaugural Global Mental Health Outreach Programs November 9th-20th in Sydney and Somersby in collaboration with All Ability Yoga (Somersby, NSW). The Los Angeles based nonprofit offers fully funded programs for those eligible for any state assistance and at a small donation for those outside of the parameters. These include; Vedic Meditation, Workshops and a Comedy Show where clean comedy can bring wisdom and laughter. They will be in Auckland November 21st-December 4th.
Aware Meditation Inc. is a minority based collective (female, BIPoC, LGBT+, Mental or Physical Disabilities) new non profit developed to help those that would not ordinarily have access to non prescription drug options. The founder originally from the U.K, paid her own way as a first gen college student at Carnegie Mellon University but sustained a repetitive stress injury in an office which forced her life to turn 180. “Everything fell apart, my health, my dreams, my romantic status & my capacity to make money. I just filmed the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie and couldn’t even dress myself. I sank into deep depression, was unable to sleep due to the pain, & my body developed a tolerance to the prescribed pain medication.” However, it was her examining the causes of her mental pain that led to her physical health shift. “My constant sense of doom and despair was centered in my mind not my body.” It was during this time she found meditation to cope with anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. She became a teacher of these practices to help others who were in similar financial situations as herself. “These services should be available to all, not just those who can afford it. Stress makes all conditions intensify. Release the stress and we have a deeper capacity to adapt and heal”. Paula is a meditation teacher to the stars, motivational speaker and clean comic with a message.
All Ability Yoga NDIS Provider #4050062557 was a perfect match to host a course from November 17th-November 20th. Located in a semi rural area where many options are not available compared to those living in major cities.
Other facilities are hosting events but to uphold the privacy of the attendees they are not published. "Many underrepresented groups are victims of abuse and anonymity must be upheld", retorts Paula. "Emotional safety is our number one priority". Those that wish to participate or communities that desire courses/events to be offered can reach out directly to [email protected].
FREE event registration can be found: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/451295806907
Details of the full offerings are on their website https://www.awaremeditation.com/downunder