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BA (Hons) (Professional Writing & Communication)
Gretta joined the Lifeflow teaching team in 2005. She first learned to meditate as a child and her experience with Buddhist communities and meditation practices as a teenager provided a base for pursuing this interest more seriously in her twenties.
In Lifeflow Meditation she found a sustainable method for finding more balance and joy in life. A regular practice has enabled her to maintain a calmer and clearer foundation for living more skillfully.
She currently combines work as a Communications Officer for a non-profit organisation with part-time study for her PhD, and has previously worked as an editor on a wide variety of publications, both in-house and freelance.
Gretta’s doctoral research is an ethnographic exploration of the effect of meditation practices on the lives of a group of practitioners in South Australia. It aims to reveal how people use meditation: what sustains their commitment to a meditation practice and keeps them motivated and how they integrate their meditation practice into their lives.
Two minutes with Gretta Koch
Gretta began teaching with Lifeflow in 2005; she also works as a Communications Officer and is completing her PhD part-time.
What brought you into contact with meditation?
What did you have to do differently to make room for meditation in your life?
I’ve gradually made changes in friendships and with habitual socialising, to accommodate the extent to which meditation is now part of my life!
What difference has it made?
What has surprised you about doing meditation?
Also, having found it easy to spend time in solitude, I’ve been surprised to find that meditation actually opens you to much richer engagement with other people.
What do you enjoy most as a Lifeflow teacher?
Any personal suggestions or tips for beginners?
Best piece of advice you have received re your meditation practice?
Do any books you have read about meditation really stand out for you?
Other interests/passions in life?
My nephews and niece are an endless source of joy!
I also love observing and discussing the subtleties of human interaction.