MayaNova, mindbalance

Maya Nova

Maya Nova


Maya is a mindfulness trainer, coach and speaker with over a decade of experience working with people from all walks of life, helping them to regain clarity and balance and integrate mindfulness into their everyday life and work.

I have spent the last 15 years practicing mindfulness and meditation, and have been teaching it for the past 10.

I was ordained for 2 years as a Buddhist nun, during which time I immersed myself in the study and practice of meditation. I somewhat tamed my monkey mind and managed to gain some insights into it’s workings. Over the years, I gained a great interest in mindfulness practice, particularly it’s applications in everyday life, and I have developed simple yet effective tools which I now enjoy sharing with people from all walks of life.

I offer presentations, regular classes, workshops, courses, mindfulness coaching, and run retreats in beautiful settings around New Zealand.

I bring mindfulness training to work, and as a trained facilitator I collaborate with HR managers and executives to help them meet their goals. I also deliver Mindful leadership programs, team building workshops and offer ongoing mindfulness training. I have worked with government organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals to help them achieve greater levels of productivity, well-being and happiness.

Some of my clients include: the General Management Team and the CEO of Nestle NZ; Leadership New Zealand, the Auckland Council, TVNZ, Glaister Ennor Barristers and Solicitors, and the Sustainable Business Network, among many others.

I have completed many long retreats and continue to learn from life everyday.

I live with my two teenage children and cat in Devonport, ride my bike about the place and enjoy doing yoga and growing veggies.


"Working with Maya is a joy. She is zesty, intuitive, spiritual, practical, inspiring and fun. She offers clarity and caring, compassion and creativity. I recommend her highly!"

Brigit Lowry, writer