February 2024: I currently have a full schedule and may not be able to immediately meet with new one-on-one students. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and get on the waitlist.
If we have already met, you can still use Calendly to book a time.
For meditators who want to commit to practising in a dedicated way and are looking for transformative benefits from the practice, getting personalised guidance is highly recommended. Whether your practice is going well or you are hitting some roadblocks, regular coaching sessions can really help to go deeper into the practice and to avoid potential pitfalls.
Speaking to a teacher one-on-one is a great way to learn about meditation in a way that suits your exact needs and experience. It can greatly accelerate your progress. I believe it’s a highly effective and valuable way to care for your practice.
I’ve personally found that speaking regularly to a teacher was the most important thing for the development of my practice. It helped me get feedback, to have things pointed out that I couldn’t see from my vantage point, to have accountability, and to have the support of someone who is looking out for me.
In the meditation world today it can feel like there is too much information available without clear guidelines for how this all relates to you. I aim to help clarify what is possible from meditation practice and to make sense of meditation and Dharma in the context of our rich, complex lives. I can also help you with learning more about refinement of technique, knowing when to change practices, and giving pointers on what to explore at various forks in the road.
My intention is to work collaboratively with students to help them achieve transformative change in the areas that are most important to them.
I’m currently offering a free 25-minute discovery session so that we can get to know each other and see if working together is a good fit.
It is generally helpful to have a few initial weekly or fortnightly meetings to get to know each other and identify areas that we can work on together. Then most students will find it helpful to meet at regular intervals, such as weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.
I offer a tiered pricing model in an effort to provide 1:1 meditation instruction at a cost that is affordable to students and also allows me to teach sustainably. The Community rate is intended for those who would experience difficulty paying the Standard rate. You can choose the appropriate rate within this range based on your situation.
The cost for a 50-minute session is:
- $120 AUD Community
- $150 AUD Standard
- $200 AUD Supporter
See below for discounted Coaching Packages.
If you’d like to talk with me but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as I am often able to accommodation payment on a donation basis. One-on-one teaching and courses are the only offerings that I charge set rates for. All my other offerings are available for free, donation, or with scholarship options so if you’d like to work together but are not currently able to commit to one-on-one sessions, please join me at a drop-in class, Pragmatic Dharma Club, at an in-person retreat, or hybrid Day of Practice, the Sit Down and Practice or Deepening Courses, or check out my guided meditation recordings.
I also offer a discounted coaching package as a way to commit to a period of time of dedicated practice. I currently offer 6-session packages. We will meet regularly, such as every one or two weeks, and at least once a month.
Committing to a set of sessions is a great a way to build accountability, support, and consistency in your practice. You could think about this as a ‘sprint’ to see what is possible in a period of 6 to 12 weeks. It’s also a way to explore a particular area of practice, solidify a range of techniques, or to work through particular obstacles.
For six sessions:
- $640 AUD Community
- $780 AUD Standard
- $1080 AUD Supporter
If you are doing a retreat that you have organised yourself and would like some support, I’d be happy to guide you. My preferred format for extended retreat time is to have one session prior to the retreat to orient and clarify intentions, during the retreat meeting every 2-3 days (or 3 times a week) for 15-30 minute calls, then a session in the 1-2 weeks following the retreat for integration.
I believe this provides the best chance of success and is a helpful amount of support for most people. I offer this by dāna – meaning on a donation basis, an amount that feels generous and sustainable for your situation – as I really believe in the power of retreat practice and I want solo retreat to be an option for as many people as possible.
When we organise a session I’ll send you a calendar invite with the Zoom link. Please make sure that the time is correct in your time zone as this calendar invite is the official time we’ve committed to.
Please also see the cancellation policy.
If you have an Australian bank account, then the best method is bank transfer. I’ll send you my bank details when we meet.
If you are outside of Australia or don’t have an Australian bank account, please use Wise (formerly TransferWise) as this offers the best exchange rate and lowest transaction fees. It is quick and easy to set up. When using Wise, simply enter my email address (email@example.com) and all the other details should be auto-filled. You can then select the amount to pay, making sure that it is set to Australian Dollars (AUD). The amount you need to send in your currency will be automatically calculated.