Mallas Method

We like to think of this as developing your latent superpowers. What if anxiety (for example) didn't trouble you anymore? What if you lived in a steady state of flow? What if you were clear and at peace with what your life is for and about?

You would seem like a superhero to most of us who haven't ticked those boxes yet!

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Structure

The Mallas Method is composed of several elements and concepts, structured in a traditional '3-legged stool' fashion:

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The Practice

The practice – particularly the daily practice – is what powers your transformation of mind. This is where the rubber hits the road and everything changes for the better. Our traditional practices include mental (meditation) and physical (yoga/breath) aspects. We do a formal practice every day, and (eventually) live the rest of the day practicing informally. ​

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The Community

At the heart of what we do is a community of practice. At its core, this a group of individuals dedicated to living and sharing the experiment/experience of a daily practice. Cleaning-up your mind and getting it into shape is not always an easy or pleasant experience, and it's important to have a place where people get what you're dealing with. We also celebrate many small wins, and mostly 'chop wood and carry water' together, day after day.​

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The Teacher

As the founder and head teacher, Manish Mallas offers the rare perspective of someone who has finished the practice. Having travelled the entire journey means that we can offer you the most direct, efficient and effective path to your own growth.

What ? Why ? How ? 

We deliver a traditional mindfulness practice in a contemporary, engaging and neuro-scientific framework. We work with individuals, privately as well as in corporate, educational and non-profit environments.​

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What we practice?

The Mallas Method involves a step-by-step practice through the levels of your mind, eliminating negatives and accentuating positives, leaving you with a healthy and balanced mind.

Mindfulness involves building two mental skills: awareness & acceptance. You'll begin your practice by applying these skills to manage the first 4-levels of your mind (your brain). The full practice involves managing all 7-levels of your mind.

Our ultimate goal is for you to finish your practice and transform your mind. The clarity of this long-term goal means that we address wellbeing, performance and spiritual issues as efficiently as possible. You will experience immediate benefits in your life!

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Mind Model

Mind Model

Our proprietary Mallas Mind Modelis a map of our minds. From bottom-to-top, it shows our evolutionary journey and the moment-to-moment workings of our consciousness. From top-to-bottom it’s a roadmap to mindfulness practice. As you move through each deeper level, there is a mind-management task to accomplish – fix a problem and build a skill/strength – and wisdom to be gained.

Awareness

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Thinking

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Emotions

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Body

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Nature / Spirit

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Pre-frontal Cortex

Mindless -> Present

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Cortex

Distraction -> Focus

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Mammal

Limbic System

Reaction -> Acceptance

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Reptile

Brainstem

Tension -> Poise

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Life

Cells

Ignorance -> Instinct

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Being

Matter

Ignorance -> Wisdom

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The Goal

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4 Practices

We belong to a direct mindfulness lineage dating back 2,500 years. Based on our history and experience, we offer four traditional practices framed with neuroscience and a dialogue around how they fit into our busy, modern lives.

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Yoga

Deliberate Body - Regulate your outside & prepare for deep work.

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Shamatha

Natural Breath - Build calm-focus & prepare for the deepest work.

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Vipashyana

Natural Body - Build insight & finish your practice.

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Pranayama

Deliberate Breath - Regulate your inside & prepare for deeper work.

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Why we practice ?

The goal of practicing mindfulness is to live better, in every aspect of your life; to be more successful, as you define it and as we frame it; and to consistently feel better and perform better – at work, at home, everywhere and always.

We get better by learning about our own minds, cleaning-up some unconscious bad habits, building some latent strengths, and uncovering our innate goodness. Mindfulness is the practice of doing this.

Living better involves improving every aspect of your life. We achieve this breadth of change by working on the foundations of your mind, getting down to the roots of everything you think, feel and do. We’re not concerned with ‘what’ you do, that’s your business, but rather with ‘how’ you do it. We'll help you eliminate friction in your life and live in flow – a state of mind where you feel and perform your best.

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How We Practice?

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Retreats

For most of us, there is very little time for ourselves in our busy lives. Going on a retreat is a gift that we give ourselves. We come together as a supportive community to work individually – to nurture, stretch and strengthen ourselves. Then when we come back home, we share our better selves with the world and make it a slightly better place.
The retreat experience is mostly about practicing (meditating, breathing, yoga, walking, eating, etc.). We'll give your mind enough time to settle down and find some flow. There is also time for some teaching, self-reflection, discussion and community connection as well.

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Informal Practices

Informal practices are where you apply the formal practice and the mental strength you build, to living your life. Everything can and will become a practice, eventually. Mindfulness is not about what you do, it's about how you do it. Informal practices can be a good introduction to the practice, and can bring a sense of lightness to a daily practice. Recent events we've hosted include:
- Winefulness & Chocolate-tasting
- Mindful Cloud-watching
- Mindful Bush-walking
- Mindful Relationships
- Mindful 

 - Rugby/Swimming/golf/Tennis...

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Daily Practice

M-F at 6 - 6:30am &

Sun at 9 - 10am AEST

The daily community practice is at the core of everything we do. It's where the rubber hits the road, and where the magic happens. Daily practice is the only way to build up enough momentum and strength of mind to change the deep, unconscious habits that are causing all of your problems. But, even with your own happiness at stake, a daily practice can be hard to sustain on your own! The experience of practicing with a supportive community makes it much easier to maintain daily practice and build momentum. You'll also get the benefit of an ongoing shared discussion around the experience of personal change and growth.