Shake the Dust - a six session mindfulness group


Mondays :  Bondi Junction
6:30 - 8:30pm

Cost: $295

Contact Caroline if you would like to go on a wait list



Why come to this course?

Who is it for?

For those with some basic mindfulness practice under their belts (like MBSR, MBSR, MiCBT)

What will we be doing?

This group will be rich ~ honing basic skills and also inquiring into the nature of reality. We will be practicing and exploring how practice can be applied to the ordinary complex experiences of living an engaged life. We will strengthen our capacity for presence and responsiveness to what most matters in our lives.

Why is it called "Shake the Dust”?

It is inspired by a marvellous poet – Anis Mojgani and his brilliant poem “Shake the Dust”. Watch him perform it here.

And here is a little taste…


Shake the dust

So, grab this world by its clothespins
And shake it out again and again
And jump on top and take it for a spin
And when you hop off shake it again
For this is yours, this is yours

So when the world knocks at your front door
Clutch the knob tightly and open on up
And run forward and far into its widespread, greeting arms
With your hands outstretched before you
Fingertips trembling, though they may be.






Teacher: Timothea Goddard


shake the dust mindfulness practice group sydney



What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.



Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.



Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 


Roz , 2018