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Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation


Everyday Wellbeing

Life can feel complex and challenging at times. Learning to become more mindful brings us into the present moment and is a wonderful antidote for our tendency to 'catastrophize' future events. It helps us to be able to see things clearly, simply as they are.

If you are in 'survival mode' - juggling work, study, family and a never ending ‘to do’ list  - you are not alone. We offer Yoga and Meditation programs to support your individual journey to more calm and joy in your life.  

Please get in touch to find out how we can help.

Yoga by the Sea

Yoga & Mindfulness

Evidence-based research shows the benefits of Yoga and Meditation for our physical, emotional and mental health.

Regular practitioners experience:

  • more calm and less stress

  • lower blood pressure

  • enhanced immunity

  • better sleep

  • feelings of fulfillment and joy

  • emotional wellbeing

  • a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in life


Our programs in Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga and Music are easily accessible for people from all walks of life and levels of experience.


Melissa Howden~Sangita

Melissa (Sangita) is an experienced Yoga and Meditation teacher with a particular interest in the use of meditation as a cornerstone for healing.

After a serious illness in 2013 she found herself living in a yoga ashram in NSW and completed a two-year course in Yogic Studies.

Alongside this qualification and interest, she practiced and studied Mindfulness Teacher training at the Gawler Cancer Foundation in Victoria.

 Melissa founded Mountain Mindfulness in 2020 and currently teaches in the Hobart area.

She is available for speaking engagements, yoga and/or mindfulness sessions in the workplace and one-on-one consultations in person & via zoom. 

Yoga Class

Class Schedule

Mindfulness & Yoga courses usually run in 8 - 10 weeks terms so that you can experience the benefits that come with regular practice. 

The sessions are 90 minutes long and offered at different times of the day, guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and energized for the rest of your week. 

Regular day retreats are held in the greater Hobart area to allow for a deeper experience and understanding of a variety of related topics. 

Check out the timetable to find the perfect fit for your schedule. 

In depth Yoga Retreat

Day Retreat - Surya Namaskara
Sunday 15 August

Place of Many Stars, Murdunna, Tas

Surya Namaskara (Salute to the Sun) is a much loved 12-posture flowing sequence in Satyananda Yoga (and many other schools of yoga) but did you know there is much more we can learn about the practice of Sun Salutations beyond the physical postures and the benefits they bring?


On this day retreat as well as working through the Surya Namaskara sequence, we delve into the more subtle realms of breathing ratios, chakra awareness & mantra. These are also integral parts of the Sun Salutations. 


Find out why Surya Namaskara is such a comprehensive practice in the Satyananda system of yoga, and why it is so good for you - body, mind and spirit.


Enjoy a beautiful day out in the unique setting of the Place of Many Stars.

Benefits of
Yoga & Mindfulness

Among the many proven benefits of yoga and meditation, regular practitioners report that they experience:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety

  • Better sleep and more energy

  • Increased creativity and self-expression

  • Sharper senses of focus, alertness, clarity, and recall

  • Improved mental, emotional & physical health

  • Deeper, more meaningful relationships

  • A greater ability to enjoy life

  • Happiness, contentment & calm


What people say

"I've just completed my second Mindfulness course with Melissa and I would  highly recommend her courses. I've found that through Mindfulness practice my anxiety levels have vastly improved; I am less self critical and now more able to re-appraise stressful situations and re-assess my responses. It has truly been a very, very positive experience."

Vicki, 8-week Mindfulness course


Contact Us

PO Box 183, Hobart, 7009, TAS, Australia

Phone Melissa/Sangita:  0400-519323

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