Harp Meditations

At the Royal Botanic Gardens
In these sessions, Michael uses gentle harp music to aid mindfulness meditation, inspiring feelings of peace, calm and a deep sense of well-being. The music and mindfulness sessions are held in many locations including the beautiful wellness gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Autumn and Spring as well as the Branch out program at the garden. Opportunity for all participants to experience joy and connectedness through uplifting music and a beautiful environment.
To find out about dates and time for these sessions you can phone the Botanic Gardens Melbourne on 9252 2529.

The Music and Mindfulness Weekend Meditation Retreats

At the Yarra Valley Living Centre
* 2 nights accomodation
* Fri 6 – Sun 8 Sept 2019
* Music & Mindfulness
* Music & creative Inspiration
* Mindfulness & Movement
* Labyrinth Walk (In silence)
* Toning and voice work
* Sunday Afternoon Closing Concert
* scrumptious plant based meals
Resident harpist, Michael Johnson will be hosting an uplifting weekend meditation retreat. Participants will be using music to aid mindfulness meditation, inspiring feelings of peace, calm and a deep sense of well-being. The music and mindfulness meditations will be held in the beautiful meditation sanctuary with Michael’s gentle harp music. There will be opportunity to experience all facets of uplifting music through toning & chanting, music and movement, music and art and concluding in the Sunday afternoon concert. To place a booking Press Here

Music and Mindfulness Seminars

Held in your Work place
For many years, Michael has been holding Music and Mindfulness seminars and sessions in the work place as part of company AGMs and staff professional development inservices. Meditation has been seen as an essential elements of reducing stress and inducing a peaceful and creative mind. It has often been said that a calm and peaceful work environment lends itself to greater staff cohesion, better customer-employee relationships and ultimately a happier and more productive work place. Michael runs workshops on how to achieve these results in your own workplace through half day seminars. These includes group harp meditations, break out activities and conclude with a peaceful harp concert. If you would like to organise your own Music and Mindfulness Seminar with Michael, you can contact him by clicking here

Michael Johnson: A Testimony

by Siegfried Gutbrod
"Michael Johnson has been a key member of the therapeutic team at The Foundation since 1991 with his highly valued music based mindfulness meditation sessions and retreats. He has been conducting these meditation sessions for most of The Gawler Cancer Foundation retreats and conferences reaching more than ten thousand people during this time. Regularly retreat participants comment on how much they benefit from Mike's approach to mindfulness. He has a special gift to tune into the energies of each group, while adapting to the needs of the individual participants. In addition to this, his love and knowledge of music and it's contribution to wellness is contagious and his enthusiasm adds to the group experience. Mike complements our objective to teach people to meditate for health and wellbeing reasons. His “Music and mindfulness” harp meditations are being used in schools, hospitals and in the field of mental health care. Mike is regularly called upon to play his meditative harp music to people who are reaching the end of their lives. He demonstrates a unique quality to tune into the sick and dying person and to contribute towards greater inner peace with his beautiful music and meditations, but in particular through his qualities as a compassionate human being." –by Siegfried Gutbrod, The Gawler Cancer Foundation