Hear what the local Vedic meditators have to say...
PHOEBE, MUSICIAN AND NEW MOTHER
Vedic meditation is a game changer with sleep deprivation. A 20min meditation did so much more for us than a 20min nap. The thing is, new parents don’t have time to sleep between feeds, there’s so much to do... so to get the mental equivalent of 3hrs sleep in 20mins is AMAZING! So glad we already had our practice as we knew how valuable it was, and now prioritise it up there alongside eating and showering!
OSCAR, Movement COACH
Thank you Laura - you are one of the few genuinely good and original teachers out there. I appreciate most that you live what you teach, with no 'days off'. I recognise if a teacher and their process is worth following and I would like to continue learning from you and go further along this process for a few years!
Since starting Vedic meditation, I feel like I am a better teacher myself. In the time I have been meditating my class numbers have grown, as I am able to share an understanding with more people, with greater clarity and simplicity. Also their practices are developing in a more profound way. I am more patient with my students and friends and I'm able to help them in a more meaningful way, that is relevant for them (less about helping me through the act of helping them.) I am seeing my dogs more as the unique animals they are (their spirit/energy), less of habits that they have, or dog training techniques they have been taught etc. When we run together it is like meditation for all of us and they are becoming calmer with less anxiety. My physical practice is developing faster. I am better able to detach from thoughts and emotions and instead bring awareness to my body's movement. I am also faster at learning new movements, skills and routines. I am eating waaaaay less meat and sweet foods. Less food in general actually. Much less coffee from 2 a day to 1 every 3 days or so. Wow that's quite a bit of stuff!
I have noticed a sense of peace within myself. A stillness. I like to think I am a pretty calm person but this is a deeper tranquility within that I have yet to experience during anything else or any other time. Thank you again for sharing this amazing gift of meditation (I haven't missed a single session!) You’ve truly helped me move through some challenging times over the past 3 months.
Mandy, Mother and Lawyer
I am so grateful for Laura and the wisdom she shares! I dabbled in and out of meditation for years before commencing her Vedic meditation course. I tried many different types of mediation and sometimes I stuck at it but mostly fell off the wagon. The Vedic technique has really felt like the missing piece of the puzzle for me. I can honestly say that it feels like I have now established a daily, life-long practice. The mantra calms my mind and body almost instantly. It deepens my practice and is a beautiful, soft anchoring point. It is so simple yet so powerful. I now feel like there is more space, awareness and flow in my life and there are more still, quiet moments when I am really present. I cannot recommend her course highly enough!
Shaunn, RESTAURANT MANAGER AND CONSULTANT
When you first hear about meditation, you often have a pre-conceived idea about it being 'hippy' or 'new age. Laura is a genuine soul and breaks through all of those notions, delivering a very down to earth approach to teaching this great technique for everyday people. When I first started learning the technique, each morning was quite chaotic. I had a lot of thoughts and couldn’t seem to ‘concentrate’. However, with Laura’s knowledge of Vedic meditation, she made me realise that this was a normal sign of stress leaving the body. I have incorporated it into my daily routine and each day I feel like I am becoming more concise in my thinking, have much more space between my thoughts so I can make the right decisions and overall feel a subtle sense of peace when the rest of the world is running at a crazy pace. I have to thank Laura for her unique talent to break down every step of the process so you feel motivated to meditate everyday. She has become a close friend and I highly recommend her to anyone looking at giving it a go!
JESS, NEW MOTHER
I loved the course and learning meditation with Laura. Her light, genuine and positive attitude was contagious and made benefiting from Vedic Meditation feel really achievable… even from the very first meditation. I came away feeling excited about my new daily practice and what it would mean for the future. I also felt a lovely support from Laura moving forward with my meditation journey.
Dan, Concreter and Spiritual TradiE
OK so where do I start? I’ve been a Vedic meditator for 3 years and can safely say it’s been the most profoundly revealing practice that has completely changed the way I deal with stress and challenges, enabling me to meet demands with more clarity and energy. Laura teaches this technique in a relaxed and relatable way that ensures you leave equipped to be a fully self sufficient meditator. Laura’s depth of experience and knowledge of all things is amazing - I didn’t expect that from such a young woman! Having moved interstate to participate in her advanced knowledge courses and gone on two of her amazing retreats to India, its safe to say, she’s the best.
Sunny, holistic Practitioner
I needed another technique to move my meditation practice further. I was getting a bit stuck. After completing the Vedic Meditation course I am feeling FANTASTIC. After only four days I am much calmer, more focused, and I am using my time more efficiently. As I continue to meditate each day, I see it enhancing my spiritual growth as well as positively impacting my relationship with others. This is a turn that will for sure change the world.
Learning with Laura was life changing. Before we met I had attempted unsuccessfully to incorporate meditation into my life for years. But that changed when I found her. Studying with Laura was fun and immeasurably rewarding. Over the course of several sessions she imparted doses of her deep wisdom from the ancient Vedas on me. The classes were delivered in a way that was easily digestible and memorable. In the months that followed Laura demonstrated a heartfelt commitment to my success as her student, which made all the difference. Still to this day she remains dependably accessible, emotionally supportive, and generous with her insights and resources. Since setting up a personal meditation practice with Laura as my teacher I have noticeably witnessed greater clarity of mind, an increase in the quality of my relationships, and have been promoted at work - twice in one year. I highly recommend Laura and Vedic Meditation to anyone seeking to transform or improve their quality of life. If you have the chance to work with her, take it. You will be blown away by the results.
Courtney, business Manager
Meditation has replaced all the food and booze and drugs and clothes and relationships and work that I used to use in order to mask emotional pain of inadequacy and self-consciousness that I was feeling. Letting go of those things is really hard when you feel like they're a part of who you essentially are. But Vedic Meditation and the community and support that it provides during the process of letting all these things go is invaluable - and a hell of a lot cheaper! And better for you… And less painful. So in effect, meditation has probably saved me a bunch of money, has taken me on a rollercoaster ride of experiences and has given me the ability to look back on those experiences with the clarity of knowing that they are just those - experiences - and that they are not me. I am something much bigger than those experiences and feelings… something much more graceful and grounded and humble and centered.
It's also shown me that this life we're living is a long one, much longer than I may actually be able to imagine. In essence, I am finding my true self, sans all the bullshit and garbage that I've been assuming I must be. It's scary because I don't know who I am without it all. But meditation calms that anxiety and gives me the understanding that ‘not knowing’ is OK. Because essentially I am Being, I am the universe, I am everything… everyone and nothing at the same time. I am matter, a bunch of vibrations, and a bunch of cells. But that is just my body, which I am not either… As what I truly am, is pure Being. That thing that makes you who you are. That soul. That personality. That light. It's hard to remember that sometimes when you've been used to thinking that you're the shadow. The afterthought. The other. But you are it. We are it. I am it. So slowly but surely meditation and my commitment to improving myself through it, will get me there. To that feeling of not needing to be anywhere but where I am right now.
I think I've crossed over. I arrived at a party the other night and instead of racing in for a drink I sat in the car and meditated...