About us

Quiet Mind Meditation is based in Kyabram. We offer meditation courses and the opportunity to commit to a regular practice by joining us several times each week (or whenever you’re able) for our meditation group.


The courses and group sits are facilitated by Dey Alexander. Dey has been meditating for around 17 years. She trained as a meditation teacher through the Gawler Foundation. And she’s registered to offer their mindfulness meditation course.

Meditation group

Many of us find it hard to establish or maintain a meditation practice. We do a course or go to a retreat, and come home with good intentions. But days and weeks pass and we’ve not been able to make the time to sit and practice each day.

To help you get into the habit of meditating daily, we sit for meditation as a (small) group a couple of times each week. You’re very welcome to come along and sit with us.

We sit for 30 minutes. Given that most of us have to go to work, get kids to school or manage other commitments, we just sit for meditation, then go about our daily schedule. Occasionally, we’ll have a special evening or afternoon sit followed by chai and cake.

Sitting days and times

Check here each week for any changes to this schedule. Occasionally one of the sessions might be cancelled for the week.

Sundays – 8.30am
Tuesdays – 6.00pm

Length: 30 minutes
Cost: no charge
Location: Dey’s house in Kyabram – call 5852 3853 for the address

Beginners are welcome (however, our meditation course will provide a more structured approach to learning to meditate).

What to bring

We have meditation mats (zabutons) and cushions (zafus) if you like to sit on the floor, and chairs are available. You’re also welcome to bring your own meditation cushion or seat.

In the cooler months, you might want to bring a shawl or blanket to keep warm. And wear socks because you’ll remove your shoes before you come into the meditation room.

Meditation courses

Mindfulness-based stillness meditation

“If you truly want to change your life, you must first be willing to change your mind.”

Course outline

This 8-week course is structured to gently lead you into the practice of mindfulness meditation. We’ll go step by step through the process, and by the end of the course you’ll be able to practice on your own.

During the course, we’ll discuss:

  • Preparation for meditation: environment, relaxation, posture, attitude
  • Benefits of mindfulness meditation
  • Two primary modes of being; stress response, relaxation response
  • Two aspects of mind: thinking and awareness
  • Awareness and the contents of awareness
  • Qualities of awareness
  • Emotions and the ACE factor (attending, connecting, expressing)
  • Two aspects of emotions: cognitive and affective
  • Movement and stillness
  • Mindfulness in daily life
  • Obstacles to mindfulness and how to deal with them

Over the 8 weeks, we’ll practice mindfulness of sounds, breathing, body, emotions and thinking. This will lead us to the complete practice of mindfulness-based stillness.

Why learn mindfulness meditation?

Because it works! Hundreds of scientific studies show that mindfulness helps:

  • reduce stress and psychological distress
  • decrease anxiety and depression
  • increase emotion regulation and self-control
  • improve general health and ability to deal with illness
  • boost resilience
  • enhance social and relational skills
  • improve a range of cognitive functions.


  • Download weekly course notes and meditation instructions
  • Access to guided meditations specific to this course

Time and dates

Classes run over 8 weeks. All classes are on Tuesdays, from 1 May to 26 June (no class on Tuesday 15 May). Each session runs for a full 90 minutes.

Enrol in one of 2 sessions: 1-.2.30pm or 6-7.30pm.


  • $TBA (incl. GST) plus 30c booking fee

Bookings will open when we finalise a venue.


What is meditation?

Training our minds

Meditation is the practice of familiarising ourselves with our minds, and training our attention.

Many people think that to meditate, you have to stop thinking or make your mind go blank. That’s mission impossible! Others think meditation is about relaxation. That’s not quite right either. Though meditation does help us relax.

Regulating our attention

Instead, meditation is about learning to be aware of what our minds are doing and what we’re experiencing, as it’s happening. Over time, we learn to notice our mental and emotional state without being carried away by it. We learn to train our awareness so it becomes steadier and more spacious.

Of course, this takes practice.

We begin by learning to quieten a busy mind. We do this by giving it something to focus on. The usual starting point is to pay attention to our breathing. The mind can go on chattering in the background, while we focus our attention on our breathing. When we notice we’ve become distracted by our thoughts, as we inevitably will, we just turn our attention back to our breathing.

Being present in our lives

Developing a mindful awareness helps us function better in daily life.

Instead of having knee-jerk reactions to things or situations, we can develop a presence of mind that lets us stop, breathe and notice how we’re feeling before we respond.

And instead of being lost in the past or worrying about the future, we can be here now.

Finding freedom

Over time, meditation and mindfulness help us see and overcome the conditioning and thinking patterns that cause our anxiety and suffering. Our minds become more peaceful and pliable. And we become more loving and compassionate.

Contact us

If you’d like to come along to one of the morning group sits or a course, please give us a call. We can tell you what to expect and answer any of your initial questions.

Phone: Dey on 5852 3853 or 0419 556470 (Sundays and Mondays are best)
Email: dey@deyalexander.com.au
Facebook: Quiet Mind Meditation Kyabram