About Tove and why Meditation Guides NZ

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Tove Kristine Jensen - Munroe

Meditation Guide

Tove Jensen is a meditation guide, psychology student, and yoga teacher who has extensive experience working with groups and individuals in retreat settings.  For over 30 years she has been integrating Buddhist and Vedic spiritual teachings and somatic healing practices.  Tove was ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Buddhism.  She apprenticed for many years with a respected yoga teacher in San Francisco and has assisted at Zen and Yoga retreats at Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery.  Tove also studied with clinical psychologist Richard Miller, founder of the iRest Institute and co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. 

 

Tove has academic degrees in psychology.  She studied at  The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  She completed an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts integrating contemplative, transpersonal, and developmental psychology with contemporary neuroscientific research on mindfulness.  Additionally, Tove holds a Graduate Diploma Arts in psychology from Massey University in New Zealand and is on the pathway to becoming a registered psychologist. 

Tove is on the board of the Aratika Cancer Trust in Rotorua, New Zealand facilitating meditation retreats and promoting integrative and lifestyle medicine and complimentary therapies for people with a cancer diagnosis.  She is a cancer survivor, humbled by the experience of being very close to death in 2017, now thriving in Rotorua with her partner and their loving dog Zak.   

 

Tove offers support for patients with life-limiting illness and their families.  She facilitates meditation classes and retreats.

 

Everything we experience and imagine matters. 

We have a purpose and our lives have meaning. 

Sometimes we face challenges that make it hard to know what our purpose is. 

Meditation, contemplation and talking with a spiritual friend can help us find our way.