The Open Mind Space is for the student, the teacher, the soul searcher.

A place to connect with a conscious community and grow into your full potential.


We offer yoga, meditation, movement classes, events and personal healing. Our intention for The O.M. Space is to approach self-development, wellness and spirituality with an open mind, making its tools and concepts, simple, approachable and accessible to all.

We could say the sky is the limit… but it’s really not. Together, let’s look to the edges of the Universe and beyond.

Our teachers and practitioners are all on their own journey of growth, and are here to hold space and welcome you to explore inner and outer worlds.


Click through the links below to meet our people, view the timetable, and read more about how The Open Mind Space came to be.

Our Manifesto


No matter your age, gender, income, world view, beliefs, what you wear, who you love, where you live, why you’ve come… The Open Mind Space is here for you. Whether you’re not quite sure about the whole ‘woo-woo’ side of things, or you wholeheartedly accept the existence of unicorns and dragons (they are both totes real), you are welcome here. Let’s experience, share, connect, learn and grow together.

Our wish for the Open Mind Space:

  • To create a safe environment that is free from judgement, welcoming everyone (or everything!)

  • To support each other through learning, teaching and sharing

  • To understand that everyone is equal, and each human adds value to the space

  • To create a shift in the wider community, by uplifting the individual

  • To support the growth of conscious community, in Newcastle and beyond.

Our teachers are passionate about sharing and learning.


They bring their own unique life experiences to their teachings and are here to ensure you have a safe and supportive environment for your open-minded explorations.


Murray Smith


Coming from a background in construction with a passion for surfing, Murray totally understands the need to maintain a healthy body. On a deeper level and through his own life experiences, he also knows how important it is to maintain mental wellness.


Murray is extremely passionate about men’s mental wellness, connecting people to nature, aiding people in rediscovering their true selves, and cultivating a safe environment in which people can continue to build a healthy relationship with their mind, body, and spirit. He builds smart programs and classes tailored to achieve long-term benefits.


Murray offers one-on-one sessions and healing Thai Yoga Massage in our upstairs treatment rooms. Find out more about his sessions here.


Renée Wilkinson


Renée has been working in areas of complementary therapy and healing for more than ten years. In 2014, yoga became Renée’s go-to moving through PTSD. It helped her re-connect her mind and body, and she is now honoured to share and create a similar experience for you.


Renée combines her yoga studies with her intuition and insights to deliver classes that go beyond the purely physical experience.


Renée is also a Kinesiologist and Energy Healer, offering sessions in our upstairs treatment rooms. Find out more about her Kinesiology practice here.

Our People

Cat Mead

Yoga Teacher & Studio Manager

Cat began teaching yoga in 2015 at a time when she was looking for change and a deeper experience with life. Since her first real introduction to yoga in 2013, she has spent much time testing and trying different styles of yoga, and has since found that her love and strength is in the simplicity of it. But you still might find her at a hot, sweaty heated class too.


Yin Yoga is Cat's favourite, to both practice and teach, and after a few years of finding her feet with her teaching style, she has decided to focus on yin while still getting creative with flow.


Cat's other strengths lie in her ability to organise, be creative, make music and support people in their growth. In her role as studio manager she gets to do all of this and call it 'work'. Check out her yin and creative stuff.

Cindra Banks

Yoga Teacher

Cindra came to yoga as a student to work through anxiety and depression and has never looked back. She views this practice as deeply healing, as well as a form of creative expression, connection to self and a vital outlet for fun! Cindra brings laughter and lightness to her classes, allowing students to be where they are and exactly who they are. 


Cindra completed her vinyasa teacher training in Mexico in 2014 and has literally been teaching since she hopped off the plane! Since then, she has completed a second training in yin with the legendary Bernie Clark. Her passion is teaching fluid flowing classes, sprinkled with alignment awareness and deep relaxation.


Her intention with teaching, as well as podcasting, workshops, writing and coaching, is to help people breakthrough their "stuff" and unleash their inner truth, to lead the life they desire. Find out more about her off the mat opportunities here

Jacqui Black

Yoga Teacher

Jacqui comes from an extensive and classically trained dance background and as a result has a strong awareness of body conditioning and expressive movement.

Jacqui’s yoga journey commenced in 2009 when she first discovered Bikram yoga and the benefits of Asana. After some time living abroad, Jacqui returned to Australia on a deeper quest of self healing and yoga therapy. This is where she did her initial teacher training and devoted her life to giving and sharing the practice of yoga.


She has a love for mindful movement and deep relaxing yin practices, however her passion for teaching is in dynamic power flows where she draws inspiration from dance, martial arts and many styles of yoga. She has spent the past twelve months travelling the world experiencing, training and practicing yoga within a variety of cultures.


Now she brings an attitude of self discovery, challenge, fun and consciousness to her classes.

31 Belford St

Broadmeadow NSW

Tel: 02 4031 8784

© 2020

Website proudly created by Cat Mead.

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