Building an Inclusive Community & supportive environment


Nourishing creativity, personal growth and transformation

Building a category-defying art, yoga & meditation studio

Hartmut Veit (Hart) is the founder, owner and creative director of Stanley Ave Studio (SAS). He is a contemporary artist-and yogi-in-resident at SAS and also president of Melbourne Insight Meditation (MIM), a not-for-profit secular community practicing in the tradition of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation which he co-founded in 2009.

Hart is a German/Australian socially-engaged artist who predominately works site-specific with sculpture, installations and performance art and has completed two Masters in contemporary art – a research MFA with thesis at the Victorian College of the Arts/University of Melbourne and a coursework Masters in Visual Art at Monash University. He also received a full scholarship commencing a PhD at VCA.

As an experienced meditator of 20+ years, a long time yoga practitioner as well as a professional artist his intention with Stanley Ave Studio is to create a supportive environment that nourishes creativity, research, personal growth and transformation: in essence building sangha – a community of spiritual friends interested in the modern application and relevance of ancient dharma and yogic practice as a response to the challenges of contemporary life and culture.

Our Mission

Within the context of the current climate crisis, our mission is to integrate the imagination and creative arts into contemporary Dharma practice as an authentic path to deeply inquire into the nature of the mind and lived experience. The intention is to re-connect and transform our relationship with self, other and the living world.

Nurture your body, mind & soul with our yoga and meditation classes

Join our weekly Melbourne Insight Meditation sitting group

Express your inner artist with our art classes

Get creative with our Paint and Sip art & wine classes

Let us host your next celebration with our art-themed events

Expand your mind: workshops, exhibitions & special projects


Custom-design by Shmik Interiors

  • 20m2 front gallery a small office and reception areas

  • 80m2 multifunctional studio space

  • unisex ambulant WC

  • a full kitchen

  • state of the art video project system

  • audio speakers


Staying Local

61 Stanley Ave, Mount Waverley

Nestled between two great cafes in the vibrant Stanley Ave village in Mount Waverley makes it easy to meet up with friends after a yoga or art class.

Reward yourself with a chai latte or meal at the corner café Stanley. Or sample a delicious vegan dish next door at Ink Mind Core.

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