Offerings of meditation in Melbourne’s outer east, created by Tracy Hambly.
Within you, within me, something within is calling out with a need for a something deeper.
Our attention has constantly been pulled away from us, towards material things, busy schedules, and so many other distractions. But there lies in you and me a wisdom that knows this is not all there is to life. And for some of us, an inner voice is rising up and saying, ‘I want a different way.’
When you feel this calling, this is the time to begin looking inwards.
After this realisation, there can be months and even years of self-doubt. ‘What’s wrong with me? Does anyone else feel this way?’ Know that when the mind finds a problem, it always wants to fix it, fast.
But you and I know we are not problems to be fixed. We are essential parts of the universal mystery waiting to be discovered.
The essential lesson during this time of self-discovery, I’ve found, is to be gentle with yourself and trust your inner questions. Let gut-feeling and the heart guide you to what you need.
And so, where does meditation come into all this?
It can be thought of as the cultivation of new skills. Ones that perhaps are not taught enough. These skills include being observant, loving, and resilient. For a lot of people the life journey is a kind of search, and my experience is that our arrival at meditation is an opportunity for self-discovery.
Offerings for Autumn and Winter:
Mini Retreat: Meditation in Nature
Saturday 17th August 1-4pm, held at Karwarra Native Gardens, Olinda
This 3 hour, immersive mini retreat in Olinda’s Karwarra Native Gardens will be held mid August. Looking Inward’s first ever retreat opens itself to people seeking a communion with nature, and to drop into their own inner well of love. By inviting nature to meet us on our path and in our spiritual practice we are voicing our calling to heal and reconnect. Learn more.
Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:45pm, held at The Innate Connection, Croydon
A balance of guided meditation and yogic postures that open the body and calm the mind, facilitating your transformation into deep connection and rest. Learn more.
Limited to 5 places and fills fast, please contact Tracy for availability!
Casual class, $30, 5 week pack, $125.
One on One Meditation
Held at The Innate Connection studio, or online via Skype
With an experienced meditation teacher, one-on-one sessions are the greatest experience a student can have. One on One meditation gives room for deep exploration and profound insights.
Sessions run for 1 hour, where Tracy provides a safe, compassionate and warm environment to explore guide you through meditation practices that will support your own exploration and life’s path. Learn more.
In the studio, $125. Or alternatively via Skype, $100. Sessions available Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.
Coming Soon to Looking Inwards
Meditation meets Nature
Led by meditation teacher and horticulturist Tracy Hambly, these new therapeutic workshops and classes will give you an opportunity to heal your mind through nature and allow the plant world to deepen your life experience. All offerings will run in Melbourne’s outer east and Dandenongs. Arriving spring and summer 2019.
- Meditation in the Garden
- Meditative Nature Walks
- Mindful Seed Sowing (Wildflowers, veggies, and perennials)
To register your interest, please contact Tracy.
Hear what my students have to say
Julia Nance, Photographer at Julia Nance Portraits
“My experience at Looking Inwards was fantastic. Tracy really allows you to open up, relax, and feel comfortable, and her studio environment reflects this. Not being experienced in meditation myself, Tracy’s guidance and expertise calmed the room, and allowed me to truly relax. I would highly recommend Looking Inwards – especially to those who struggle to find time to take a step back from their lives, or have trouble relaxing and de-stressing.”
Em Van den Driest, Naturopath at Possum Hollow
“Tracy is a beautiful soul who so thoughtfully prompts self-discovery. After each session I felt I had the right tools to begin to learn who I am as a person. I can’t thank her enough for helping me on my meditation journey.”
Shauni Brauch, Myotherapist at Unified Myotherapy
“Had an amazing session with Tracy, it was a beautiful relaxed environment where I felt comfortable to be able to meditate and share some of my thoughts. Tracy educated the small class, then took us through a meditation. Would highly recommend! Thank-you Tracy.”
Interviews and Press
Feature interview with Vinny Yoga.
In late 2018, Tracy was asked to be a featured teacher on Vinny, (short for Vinyasa), an innovative directory for yoga and meditation in Melbourne created by Andie Pineda.
“We look for [people] that have a modern approach to yoga, value and support their communities, and provide exceptional experiences to anyone that walks through their doors. And when selecting teachers, we look for individuals that are well-regarded in the Melbourne yoga community, deliver high-quality classes, and are authentically themselves.”
– Andie Pineda
Feature with Julia Nance Portraits
Julia Nance is the photographer behind all of Looking Inwards’ images, and an old childhood friend of Tracy’s. In early 2018, they did a portraiture session and interview together about her work in meditation.
“Tracy really advocates everyone being welcome. She wants to create a space where we don’t need to worry about what we look like, how our career is going, or what our relationships are like. It is essential to Tracy for her students to feel welcome and open, trusting and self-loving – and she does this well.”
– Julia Nance