We all need to press that pause button and just be. And our kids need it most of all. Peninsula youth and their families will take time out together soon to enjoy well-being workshops, empowering  guest speakers and live music right here on our Mornington Peninsula doorstep.

This family connection day is talking directly to our teens and supporting families who are keen to connect their kids with positive opportunities and role models. Our community needs this, and it’s up to us grown ups to all get behind it.


The Mindfulness Festival is quite simply connecting a community

The Festival is on at Boneo Maze and Mini Golf, Limestone Rd, Boneo on Saturday 28th November from 11am – 5pm. The family-friendly community festival is the signature fundraising event for the Wellness Pavilion.

The Wellness Pavilion is a new facility to enhance mental health and well-being for youth on the Peninsula. The Wellness Pavilion will offer meditation sessions, counselling support and innovative programs for students at Rosebud Secondary College and youth and families within the wider community. All profits raised at the Festival will go towards this facility. I can’t tell you how much we also need this facility. Trust me, we do.

But back to the Festival …

The Mindfulness Festival is a feel-good opportunity in our busy lives to encourage happiness and well-being.

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It has been developed to give our youth a chance to just chill and be happy – to have a break from the white noise of exams, family dynamics and friendship challenges.

There’s live music from The Warrains, SugaTree, Drew Bowden, Lady and the Tramps, The Daddios and other great acts.


Guest speakers will join specialist yoga, meditation  and nutrition practitioners as they demonstrate child and teen friendly techniques to empower  kids to better address life’s challenges and feel calm and energised.

There’s yummy food to complement BYO picnic hampers, and acres of outdoor fun for kids to explore at Boneo Maze and Mini Golf, as well as its popular Adventure Zone.

There’s speakers talking directly to our teens

Mindfulness and mental health guest speakers Dr Craig Hassed and Dr Geoff Toogood and Ian Ward of Inward Healing will add their voices to the Festival encouraging youth to consider alternative techniques to address life’s challenges and to find ways to develop their personal resilience and passions.

What a great way to nurture our youth as they develop their personal resilience and feel encouraged to thriveThere’s such a pressing need to provide broader support and life-skills for children and adolescents and  mindfulness is life’s most important life-skill, 

– Dr Craig Hassed, Senior Lecturer at Monash University and co-author of Mindful Learning.

It is so important that we remember as families to take time out, and set good habits for life. Our communities thrive when we feel happy and connected,”

– Beyond Blue Ambassador, Cardiologist and open water swimmer Dr Geoff Toogood.

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Wellness advocate and author Ian Ward will also share motivating and life affirming  advice and tips to teenagers.

The Mindfulness Festival fun kicks off at 11am on Saturday 28th November, 2015


Visitors are welcome to arrive for 10am to enjoy a round of mini golf or to explore the mazes.  The Mindfulness Festival tickets are $25per adult, $20 per child, $23 per Senior, $80 per family of 4 (additional children $15pp and all tickets include Mini Golf. The Adventure Zone is an additional $5 per ride. All profits from the day go towards the Wellness Pavilion. Call Boneo Maze on 5988 6385 to pre-purchase tickets, or order online at www.southernpeninsulaartscentre.com. Full program of events is at http://www.boneomazeandminigolf.com.au/


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