About Kara Matheson

Kara has been teaching adults and children for over 20 years and has rich experience working with various needs and learning styles. As a teacher of Mindfulness and Mindful Communication, Kara aims to keep it simple, and to create a space where people feel supported in discovering their present-moment experience, whatever it is, and being able to work with that – that moment, that feeling, that thought, that body sensation.

Kara combines her training Education (BA Grad. Dip. Ed.), and Mindfulness (including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for adults and children, and training with Mindful Schools, and the Mindfulness in Schools Project) with her training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

In 2013, after many years of training, practice, and teaching in NVC, Kara was accepted by the Centre for Nonviolent Communication as a candidate for International Certification.

In 2015, Kara is teaching at Sydney TAFE; offering courses in mindfulness to children at Teens at her farm; and training teachers and students in local schools.

Kara has a unique combination of experience and training: a long career in educating both adults and children, a long-term, treasured personal yoga and meditation practice, extensive training in Mindfulness teaching for adults, children and teens, and training and experience in teaching Nonviolent Communication.

Please note that the mindfulness training Kara offers is educational rather than therapeutic.  It does not constitute clinical treatment but is a sharing of mindfulness techniques to support people in developing their own practice in daily life.

Kara can be contacted at kara@ed21c.com or on 0406 520 027

Qualifications and Experience 

Permanent Teacher, Sydney Institute of TAFE, Languages Section (1998 – present)

Guest Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

  • Masters of Midwifery Subject: Building Resilience for Mothers and Midwives (2012 & 2013)
  • Faculty of Health Lecturers One Day Workshop on Mindfulness and Mindful Communication for Resilience (2014)

BA, Grad Dip Ed (Macquarie University)

Grad. Cert. TESOL (UNSW)

Cert. 4 Workplace Training and Assessment (Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE)

MBSR Teacher Training (Openground)

MBSR for Kids Teacher Training (Still Quiet Place, Dr Amy Saltzman)

Mindful Life – Brain Based teaching of Mindfulness for Children and Teens (Kristen Race PhD)

NVC Parent Peer Leadership Program (PPLP) (BayNVC and CNVC)

Path of Freedom (MBEI in Prisons) Kate Crisp and Fleet Maull

Mindful Self Compassion Training  Centre for Mindful Self Compassion

Mindful Schools Curriculum Training Mindful Schools

.b Teacher Training Mindfulness in Schools Project