It's more important than ever to ground.

When done correctly, meditation brings peace, connection and confidence into your life.

Interested in meditation but can't seem to find a doorway in?

Even when people do practice regularly, it doesn't always lead to the results!

Start Meditation breaks down the ultimate keys for meditation in the simplest way possible. With expert support and step-by-step guidance, you will experience meditation in your daily life.

When you feel inspired and clear on the instruction, motivation naturally increases.

Ready to REALLY Start Meditation?

Starting something new can be difficult without the right support. In this course you will receive:

  • 9 Teaching modules delivered every other day

  • 9 Meditations that support what you are learning

  • 6 Months access to review content and deepen your practice

  • A supportive space for you to experience effortless meditation

Connect to the sweetness of life

Learn meditation to connect to the most fundamental level of your existence.

Without a practice that nourishes you, we fall prey to the downward spirals of life...

Stress, anxiety and depression

Feeling lost, alone or empty

Feeling stuck in life, work and relationships

Repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour...

It is more important than ever to cultivate a practice that supports you to reach your highest potential. 

Meditation is the pause in your life where you nourish yourself.

Meditation is the greatest opportunity to relax and heal.

Meditation can be effortless.

Meditation connects you to the unchanging centre of your Being. 

Meditation is a doorway into the profoundness of your essential Being.

Learn the below techniques

You will receive 9 trainings and 9 meditations to explore:

  • Foundations of Functional Meditation

    Where you start and how you practice determines where you end up! Ava breaks down the basics to practice to set up for success.

  • Using the Breath

    The breath is an effortless tool for for healing, presence and stillness. Connect to your life-force energy and watch stress melt away.

  • Relaxation & Balance

    Meditation needs to be an expression of your naturalness. Learn techniques to help you relax and allow everything to be as it is.

  • Deconditioning and Healing

    Meditation brings love, presence and gratitude. Connect to these and watch your life, mind and body transform.

  • Stillness & Non-Dual Enquiry

    The nature of our Being is both the goal and a powerful part of the process. You are ultimately Stillness. This can be revealed.

Ava Irani

Your Teacher
Founder of Spanda School and Functional Spirituality

Ava first came into contact with physical yoga in 2008 while studying philosophy at the University of Sydney.

In 2010, Ava started attending long-form spiritual retreats in Australia, Thailand and India. Since 2013, Ava has taken hundreds of meditators into the deep silence and truth of the Heart, in both intensive and long-term study retreats. In 2016, she opened her yoga and meditation centre "Spanda School" in Fremantle, dedicated to bringing, both, non-dual wisdom and personal flourishing into everyday life.

It is Ava’s greatest joy to guide others and herself along the path of Spiritual transformation, aligning with life’s purpose and connecting to the Spanda or the innate enthusiasm of our hearts.

With a degree in Philosophy from the University of Sydney and considered as an academic with a thirst for spiritual knowledge, Ava has an innate gift for teaching and a generous attitude that touches each of her students in a loving way. Your time spent with Ava will bring a new inspiration to your life!

Feel confident to navigate the flow of life through cultivating a daily practice.

Low Income Application (A$89)

An application process for genuine low cost income earners

We offer a low-income earner pricing option for genuine low income earners. If you think this is you please complete the linked Application Form and you will be notified if you meet the criteria with payment instructions to follow. Note: There are limited scholarship places available.

Commit to Yourself and Receive

We are here to hold space for this next stage in your self-care.

  • Community

    Join the Functional Spirituality Facebook Group for connection with a like-minded community. In this group you will have access to a FREE weekly guided meditation with Ava every Monday morning 7AM Perth time.

  • Bonus Teaching

    With this course receive a bonus in-depth training on Boundaries for Alignment to support you to integrate meditation into your mindset.

  • Downloadable Meditations

    The meditations in this course are downloadable and yours to enjoy and support you in your meditation journey.

Connect inside.

Find space from thoughts. Honour yourself deeply, and watch your life transform.

Start Meditation is a step-by-step course delivered through a 21-day group experience. Like any spiritual commitment, you will go on a journey of self-discovery, connection and growth.

Getting in touch with who you are isn't just a step on your path, it is the goal as well. It needs to be easy, simple and daily.

A meditation practice will help you to find balance in your life between relaxation and effort. It also offers the deep joy and satisfaction that we can hold in the changing experiences and environments on the outside.



Start Meditation Today

Wherever you are in your practice, we look forward to supporting you to deepen, understand and connect.

FAQ

  • Pay in full - How long do I have access to the Course?

    For participants who pay in full, you have unlimited access to this course for 6 months - across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well. NB: This material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing this course material to another party is prohibited.

  • Payment plan - How long do I have access to the course?

    Contact us at functionalspiritualityretreat@gmail.com to discuss a payment plan arrangement. For participants who make arrangements to choose a weekly payment plan option you have unlimited access for 6 months across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well. HOWEVER should any payments fail and not be reinstated within 24 hours, then your account will be paused and you will be contacted. The regular payments must be completed for the full 6 month access. NB: This material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing this course material to another party is prohibited.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course can I get a refund?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us at functionalspiritualityretreat@gmail.com.
    Refund Policy Refunds will only be provided in accordance with our obligations under Australian Consumer Law. We are not required to provide a refund if you change your mind about the course that you chose to enrol into. However, while course fees are non-refundable, students may have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from undertaking their course. Where evidence can be successfully provided to support the student’s circumstances, course fees may be partially refunded as per the following:
    -A full refund is permitted if the enrolment is cancelled prior to the commencement date and if access to resources has not been provided yet.
    -A 50% refund is permitted if the enrolment is cancelled within 7 days of the course commencement date or access to the course material.
    -No refund will be provided after 7 days of the course commencement date or access to the course material.
    -No refund will be provided where work or assessment has been saved or submitted.

  • Do I require any special software for the course?

    No. The course will be hosted on Thinkific. No additional software is required.

  • How can I contact the School Administrator if I have any questions?

    Please email functionalspiritualityretreat@gmail.com with any questions you are not able to find on this page.

  • How do I cancel my account?

    Once full payment is made, if you wish to cancel you can log into the course dashboard and cancel your account at anytime.

  • What currency are payments charged in?

    All payments are charged in Australian Dollars and include GST for Australian Residents.