EMMANUELLE DAL PRA
Emmanuelle is a registered meditation teacher living in Melbourne with her family. She is originally from the south of France and has lived in Australia since 2002, after spending some time in Berlin and London.
After completing a Masters in Organisational and Social Psychology, she worked as an organisational development manager for British Telecom, and practiced yoga and meditation to help her manage the fast pace and pressure of the corporate world. After six years, she decided to follow her growing a passion for natural medicine and healing, and moved to Sydney to study naturopathy.
During this time, she enrolled in a beginner course at the Buddhist Institute in Newtown. There, she learnt techniques that were both simple and powerful, and they stayed with her for many years.
In 2013, as she was about to start her naturopathy practice, she experienced health issues that stopped her in her tracks. It took her a few years and a team of dedicated health professionals to help her get better. During that challenging time, she turned to meditation for self-healing support and these deeply restorative practices inspired her to learn more about meditation.
In 2017, she completed a meditation teacher training with the Australian Centre for Holistic Studies (ACHS). This training gave her the motivation to establish and maintain a regular and consistent meditation practice and she started to harness the benefits. She found herself feeling happier and more contented, she could move on from places where she felt stuck, seek new avenues for her creativity, and respond more wisely to the ups and downs of life. This course motivated her to start a meditation group at home with her local community in 2018.
During this training, she also fell in love with the work of Jack Kornfield, an American clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher who brought mindfulness to the West in the 1970s.
Emmanuelle is currently enrolled in the two-years worldwide Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Programme that Jack has developed with his friend and colleague Tara Brach. She is honoured to be part of a growing body of meditation teachers serving society’s needs for inner well-being and helping to create a more peaceful, mindful world in harmony with our natural environment.