Who we are

Kate Brandram-Adams RN(MH)

Registered Mental health Nurse and Registered Mindfulness Teacher

 My teaching arises from an ongoing journey of professional training, study and 29 years of clinical experience combined with my own personal experience of life and the mindfulness practices that support me and my well being.

photo“I only teach what I practice and have explored myself.”


I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse. I have specialisd over the years in holistic approaches to mental health and well being, addiction recovery and mindfulness.

I have undergone professional training to teach mindfulness, including the “gold standard” international course Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I continue to undertake professional mindfulness training and regular ongoing clinical supervision with experienced Mindfulness teachers and clinicians.

I am a Registered Mindfulness Teacher with MTI ANZ  and meet all the International good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers.

I am a certified yoga teacher, having completed the YT200 teacher training.

Read more on my qualifications and professional training

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“The most practical thing we can achieve in any kind of work is insight into what is happening inside of us as we do it. The more familiar we are with our inner terrain, the more surefooted our teaching – and living – becomes.”

Parker Palmer


I have a long term and ongoing daily personal practice of mindfulness, self compassion, meditation and hatha yoga. This is my life…. it is an imperfect journey of learning and exploring. I participate in regular teacher led meditation retreat work including multi day silent meditation retreats.

meditationMy passion for self exploration, awareness and acceptance has led me in many directions over the years. I came to mindfulness and self compassion practice predominantly driven by my own suffering and longing  for freedom and peace.

My loves are:  being amongst nature and animals, growing food and herbs, painting and drawing, dancing and anything that allows me to be in tune with natural rhythms.

‘I aspire to live slowly, simply, consciously  and with compassion to myself and others.’

My values are integrity and authenticity and this is how I endeavour to teach and show up in the world.

I live rurally in beautiful  North Canterbury on a permaculture property with my husband, horse, steer, cats, chickens and dog.

Meet Sammy

Sam is an important member of the Mindfulness North Canterbury team, as he attends mindfulness retreats and workshops.

He models mindfulness beautifully, is a natural mindfulness teacher and can be a helpful aid to evoking our natural state of compassion and curious, kind awareness.