Stepping into the role of Meditation Australia Vice President is Board member Lisa Forde.

Lisa founded the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies in 2006 which was rebranded as the Australian Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness in 2021. She has authored a range of meditation teacher training and personal development courses. She has used her holistic living counselling background to provide a deep personal development focus in her training and workshops, having been mentored in holistic living and counselling by Alannah Dore.

In her 18 years of meditation teaching, Lisa has gained experience teaching small groups, primary and secondary school children, teachers, parent support groups and private organisations. In addition, she has run a private counselling practice.

From 2006-2013 Lisa taught the Certificate in Holistic Communications and Diploma in Holistic Living Counselling program. This involved the coordination and delivery of training programs and retreats in Melbourne and NSW.

Her focus now is on continued development and delivery of innovative material in the area of holistic meditation teaching for her body of students nationwide. She believes in meditation as a holistic lifestyle practice involving all aspects of self and affecting all aspects of life. Her passion lies in helping students offer teaching that presents meditation in an authentic and personalized way.

She is currently mentored by Elizabeth and Ken Mellor. Lisa joined the board of Meditation Australia in 2017 and has been  serving as Treasurer. We are so happy to welcome Lisa into this role and look forward to working with her in this new capacity.