Hear what the local Vedic meditators have to say...
When I started the course, I had basically lost my job, because I was “too emotional” and “too emphatic”. I was told I needed to care less about other people. I was back at uni trying to get a degree to change into a career where I don’t deal with people. Literally the day after I started the course, I felt like a whole weight had lifted off my shoulders. Everything has just been positively improving since then. I’m now able to deal with other people’s energies and bounce back. I don’t come home from work and cry every day. I’m able to give more to the people around me and I still have positive energy left for myself. I can not tell you how much you and the course have changed my life. I have had doctors and specialists try to tell me that I need anxiety medication for the past 10 years, when all I needed was a script for meditation. So thank you!!!! You’ve helped me in ways I can’t explain, and now I can pass on help to others.
What to even say? I mean, really. The beginning of everything being different. Unfolding. Expansion. Lightness. So many things. I've done guided meditation before, but it always seemed like a chore. This technique is simple and I genuinely look forward to it. Outside of the practice, I've noticed a real sense of spaciousness. I feel less reactive, less bothered, and less inclined to hold onto things. I've previously spent a lot of effort noticing and addressing tension (and stress, overthinking tendencies... etc), but I'm finding the same shifts are occurring without the effort. There is still awareness and change, but it's coming from a place of ease.
JESS, STEINER EDUCATOR
Laura, my heart is full of love and gratitude for you. My life has flipped upside down. Nothing has changed, yet everything has changed. With new eyes I can now see how beautifully choreographed my life has been to bring me here. I'm bursting to learn more... or unlearn more! But I know there is no rush. I am here now. I will remain dedicated to my daily practice and look forward to staying engaged in your beautiful community. Infinite possibilities await...
Skye, Marketing and Communications
Thank you for being you and creating such a beautiful community for us to all be a part of! Deep gratitude for all your care and love over the last 12 months with your advanced Rishi and Siddha trainings - I have loved every minute of it!
Anna, New Mother
I attended Laura’s meditation course in March and was pregnant with our daughter Charlotte (who is now 6 months old!) Thank you so much Laura for giving me the tools to better approach my birth experience and motherhood. I was able to use elements of meditation in-between my contractions during labour, which I think really helped! I also meditated twice a day in the two months leading up to Charlotte’s arrival, even practicing on the morning of her arrival, before I realised I was in labour!
Vedic meditation has been absolutely life changing in the past 6 months. I’ve “only” been doing it for such a short time, but the shifts have been so profound but gentle at the same time. The most fascinating thing is that it’s not only this incredibly calming practice to make you go about your day a little easier, but also this tool to trigger so much progress in your personal growth in every way. It for sure makes blockages show up but it makes me see clearer and then be centred enough to deal with whatever comes up more relaxed and proactive so I can heal rather than repress. It made me get to know myself a lot better. This has been such an empowering journey already and I’m excited for what will be. Laura, I’m forever thankful for teaching me this sacred knowledge and for opening up all these possibilities for me.
Meditation is going great and I look forward to my sessions everyday. Some days I have been adding a third sesh just because I’m obsessed with the chilled clear headed feeling I get after! I’m managing to get down quite deep, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. I’ve been meditating in my own little way for years, usually concentrating on my breath, sometimes with some Native American flutes in the background LOL. And I have definitely noticed changes and there have been shifts over the years in my personality and other aspects of my life for sure! But it’s nothing compared to the changes I’ve noticed since starting the Vedic meditation practice! Been sleeping so bloody well every night, little things that used to get me flustered aren’t affecting me anymore. I feel so much more calm and present and when my mind wanders off during open eyes time, I’m finding it easier to come back to the present moment instead of letting myself spiral. It’s honestly a game changer!
Gulsah, Wedding Photographer
Oh wow! I has been revolutionary since I learned Vedic meditation from Laura. I would never ever think that this practice could make so much improvements in my life in such a short time, I feel a shift in myself already. Vedic meditation has been a game changer with the control of stress. I've become more concise, I am less reactive and way more present than I have ever been. Thanks to Laura for teaching this amazing gift of meditation. Not only in meditation but her knowledge and experience in everything is amazing and such a pleasure to learn from her. Can't wait to see how I evolve with this practice!
ELyas, Business Owner
I’m so grateful that I got to learn Vedic meditation from Laura who is a very wise and genuinely very good teacher. Thank you for sharing this practice and your knowledge with us! When I used to think about meditation, I often had a pre-conceived thought about meditation being a 'type of religious practice' until I started the courses. Amazingly and surprisingly, Laura has made me change all my ‘thoughts’ about the whole thing. It's been a few weeks now and I already feel that I am way more calmer than before. I highly recommend Vedic meditation and Laura, you will be blown away by the results!
Angie, Business Owner
I’m so grateful I came across you, I feel a shift in myself already, a sense of calm, less reactive and way more present than I have been in years. So I cannot wait to see how I evolve with this journey! I have been doing my practice twice a day, the morning one I love and have found a great rhythm. I even find myself looking forward and eager to fall asleep to wake up and meditate! I truly thank you and the work you are doing changing and improving people’s lives with your amazing talent of effortlessly teaching this profound gift.
Vanessa, Movement COACH Trainee
The Biggest Jai Guru Deva Gorgeous Laura! I just gave myself the biggest thank you hug after my meditation this morning! Ohhh how f***king amazing life has been in this 'short' 6 month period! I can’t even begin to comprehend what life was like before meditation, and more over what life was like before immersing myself into the ocean of Vedic knowledge through the Rishi Training. What an absolute blessing you and all of this has been to this life of mine. It’s actually unbelievable sometimes how in love with life I am. And to think it’s only the beginning of this new body life and way of perceiving the world, that I know now as 'normal'. Thank you for the knowledge that flows through you ever so graciously, thank you for flowing it into my awareness in such a way that has felt just like coming HOME. Thank you for your constant support and words of wisdom and absolute truth whenever I was feeling 'lost' along the way. And thank you for creating this beautiful community of loving and caring souls. It’s a blessing to be a part of it all and to share this feeling of coming home with so many others. Here’s to many more bliss filled years with heart filled people and profound moments.
Victoria, Uni Student
I love my practice and it has been revolutionary really. I'm at the stage where meditation has become indispensable and just vital (very dramatic but true!!!) to my life. I can never go back. So the consistency thing is very easy. I like to meditate first thing in the morning in my bed and then I try my best to meditate at 6pm when I get home from uni. I unfortunately learned the hard way last month during one busy week and stopped scheduling in evening meditations. I really felt the difference in my state of being, the way I was connecting with others, my productivity and the way I related with myself. So now I'm really prioritising the 2 x meditations and adapting when I don't have time (like train and car meditations). Since 3 months meditating, in terms of ease, I have noticed it has been quicker for me to slip into a relaxed state at the start and I'm having less agitation. I don't think I'm actually having less agitation, but maybe, I'm just not caring anymore and letting go more easily. I've had some nice experiences too which i'll try to explain. I slip in and out of a state where I feel like I'm sinking into a big ocean and where I feel really vast. Sometimes my meditations feel like honey. If the flavour of honey could be a feeling, that's what I was experiencing. But on the whole I've been doing great! I love coming to group meditations and listening to some of the podcasts out there. I think the extra knowledge from you and others has really supported my practice. I'm never not inspired! Thank you so much.
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...