This “Precious Attention”-website is my way of staying connected with everyone who has participated in one of the mindfulness courses or retreats I have facilitated, or is interested in one-to-one online sessions. It is also a place where free resources will be offered, and a regular “Precious Attention”-blog, accessible by anyone.

If you have found your way to this page, it is likely you have met me during an “Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation” course by Mindfulness Works, New Zealand’s largest mindfulness training organisation, or because someone has recommended this site.

If you don’t know me, here’s a short bio about me from the “Meet the Trainers”-section on the Mindfulness Works website. Oh, and please sign up for my newsletter to stay in touch!

Sitara recognises mindfulness among the best “methods” to prepare for a life of real and raw authenticity and peace.

Besides facilitating the beginners mindfulness course for Mindfulness Works in Northland, Whanganui and Palmerston North,  Sitara is a mosaic artist working from her home-based studio located in native bush near the Far North’s Mount Maungataniwha. Her work is exhibited and collected throughout New Zealand, as well as sold overseas. She also teaches mosaic classes and workshops throughout the North Island.

Originally from the Netherlands, Sitara’s lived in five different countries including the Middle East, and has previously worked in PR, journalism, translating and caregiving. Her reasons for settling in New Zealand was her meeting with the New Zealand born living spiritual Master Yanchiji, whom she continues to study with. Sitara writes and makes music and whoopee in her spare time, which she loves to share with animals.

In this place, I very much wish to pay grateful tribute to the great freedom demonstrator and personification of Life, Yanchiji, a New Zealand born, living spiritual adept, and to the brilliant, life revelation teacher, Arohananda Ma, both of whom I owe my Life to, and who unconditionally set me on the path to true freedom and who continue to profoundly inspire me.

My other websites are for writing, editing and creativity coaching, and to do with my work as a mosaic artist. My professional profile is on linkedin.