Living Awake: The Foundations of Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is a way to change how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

Living Awake: The Foundations of Mindfulness

In the chaos of modernity, it’s easy to get caught up in the noise, hustle, and competing demands that pull us in different directions. This obscures our connection to the present moment, and the things that truly matter to us.

Mindfulness meditation is a way to change how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the world around us.
With practice, we can become more attuned to our bodies, thoughts, and emotions. This helps us face both our challenges and joys with grace, strength, and more compassion towards our self, and each other.
For the first time, we are introducing a dedicated meditation class onto the schedule. To support your practice, the first month of the class is an educational and practical course to help you get started. 

Join Tessa Leon to learn to integrate mindfulness and meditation practices into your days. From the perspective of both modern science and ancient Buddhist teachings, explore how to ride the waves of life with a clear mind and steady heart. Build awareness to cultivate patience, resilience, and integrity.

Course will cover:

  • What is secular mindfulness today?
  • What is mindfulness in traditional Buddhist teachings?
  • The science of mindfulness
  • How to begin a meditation practice
  • Different methods of mindfulness meditation
  • Standing and walking meditation
  • Creating your own sustainable meditation practice
Each session includes: a talk, meditation techniques, guided practice, and a Q&A.
This course will progress weekly.  We request that you commit to the four weeks, both for group cohesion, and consistency of your learning experience. The course will also be offered  via livestream.

Monday 6:30pm will continue as an open meditation class, ongoing after the course.

Date & Time

31 Jan – 21 Feb 2022




City Studio or Livestream


FREE for members

Casual class cost for drop-in

Book in by signing up for the class on Monday nights via our timetable.

About Tessa

Community, education and creativity are the passions that orbit Tessa’s life. As co-founder of the Human.Kind community, Tessa has spent the past 10 years studying, practicing and teaching the tools of self-awareness to thousands of people from all walks of life. Her commitment is to shine brighter light onto everyday life, through ancient teachings made relevant and accessible to today’s world.


Tessa completed a degree in International Relations, majoring in Language and Linguistics at Griffith University in 2008. She spent many years as an award-winning writer and performing artist, touring festivals around Australia and the world. Her artistry is still expressed today through the poetry of teaching and sharing learnt experience.


Spanning the past decade, she’s completed well over 1000hrs of formal yoga industry certifications. Including studies in mindfulness, meditation, traditional hatha yoga, modern vinyasa, yin yoga, yogic literature and philosophy, buddha dharma, human biomechanics and anatomy. She acknowledges her most influential teachers; Sarah Powers, Jack Kornfield, Duncan Peak, Annie Carpenter, Rod Stryker and the late Georg Feuerstein for the influences she carries today.


For Tessa, spiritual activism is the connection to both wisdom and compassion, lived through open-hearted community. Alongside the rest of the Human.Kind team, she’s honoured to offer, and engage in, this transformational practice with Adelaide and the world.