I’ve spent the past four days coming to her meditation studio in Midtown, Manhattan. Amongst the chaos of New York City, she’s taught me to meditate. I feel calmer and happier than I have in years.

 Joh Jarvis

In Brooklyn, with Tiny, my Yorkshire Terrier.

Joh Jarvis began practicing Vedic Meditation in 2007, while working as a Media Executive at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Overwhelmed with anxiety and insomnia due to work-related stress she accepted a friend's advice to learn Vedic Meditation.  

After meditating for six years she undertook a 12-month teacher-training course with Sydney-based Vedic Meditation specialist, Tim Brown. She graduated in Rishikesh, India in October 2013. Joh now continues her education with Vedic masters in India, the US and Australia. In 2018, she completed the three-year Connecticut-based Centre for Intentional Living’s on-site Professional Enrichment Program, a study of psychology and spirituality.

Joh is New York City-based and travels to Australia twice a year to teach meditation and spend time with her family.


Joh has taught Vedic Meditation to a broad range of people. They include executives, journalists, media producers, a former US Open and Wimbledon tennis champion, a young amateur, now professional, golf player, plumbers, fashion models, film makers, senior bureaucrats, personal trainers, a family friend who was seriously ill in hospital and her handy man.  

Many were seeking better sleep, some wanted to be sharper and more productive, some wanted relief from anxiety and depression, and greater peace. All wanted to better deal with stress.  

While Joh's main focus is teaching meditation, she is still a journalist producing stories, including a series of interviews she conducted across the US with affluent supporters of President Donald Trump. Her reporting and photography has appeared in the Guardian, ABC News, Australia, House and Garden magazine and News.com.au . You can view some of her work here.

Joh spent more than 20 years at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in a variety of high profile and senior roles including as a journalist, Media executive and news program Executive Producer.

You can contact Joh here.