I feel calmer and happier than I have in years
Sarah McVeigh, journalist
I’ve been dabbling with different kinds of meditation for years now, and nothing has stuck. But during my first meeting with Joh something clicked. She’s a brilliant teacher and this is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.
I played professional tennis for 22 years and my only wish is that I had learned meditation long before my journey on tour. It would have helped me on court to be calmer and clearer in tough matches. But while I’d thought about meditating, I honestly never thought I could do it. Then I met Joh and she convinced me that I just needed to learn the (Vedic Meditation) technique. Joh explained it’s not this crazy “zen thing” that you have to be perfect at. Meditation has given me the calmness and clarity I have always wanted. I feel more able to handle the trials and tribulations of what life delivers. My reactions are more thoughtful and less reactive. I even now enjoy the solidarity of meditation.
I don’t think I’ve undertaken anything more valuable for heart and soul and mind. Joh is a great teacher and superb woman.
“Joh taught me a simple meditation practice that is supportive and sustainable and which I’ve continued daily for the past two and half years. As a busy working professional with two children I’ve found that meditation helps me to renew my energy and clear my thoughts. The simple and empathic inner voice that Joh provided has remained with me and helps me find the benefits in meditation without needing it to be ‘perfect’.”
Joh’s conversational and simply fascinating teaching style accommodates many individual reasons for attending. I came for mental wellbeing in a time of bereavement. I appreciated hearing of and learning from the experiences of the others in my small group class. Our minds can be noisy with plans for the future and worries about how they’ll unfold; sometimes there are moments of trauma mixed with mundane nuisances or rumination about the past. Joh Jarvis provides a friendly, gentle and informed way to find a daily reprieve.
“I first met Joh working at the ABC in Sydney. Now, in Manhattan, we meet again. I’ve spent the past four days coming to her meditation studio in Midtown. Amongst the chaos of NYC, she’s taught me to meditate. I feel calmer and happier than I have in years.If you are in New York I can’t recommend her highly enough. I’m so excited by what’s to come. Thank you Joh!
My sister had been telling me I should learn Vedic Meditation but I didn’t think it would fit into my hectic NYC lifestyle. But I was extremely worn down by some key relationships and I felt depleted and out of touch with myself and thought I would give it a try.Learning was simple and pleasurable and Joh is a relatable, straightforward, inspirational teacher. Since I learned meditation, I have a stronger sense of confidence and peace, I look forward to meditating twice a day as a time of solitude. I feel more able to tackle the challenges ahead of me, as well as able to enjoy the here and now.I also feel an incredible sense of support from my meditation practice and from Joh personally.I’m pretty surprised and proud of myself for picking up this habit and sticking with it. Habits are not easy to make but this is so effortless and rewarding.
I often cannot make decisions, now after meditating I feel I have a clearer outlook on life. Also problem solving seems much more relaxed, instead of instantly stressing,
Initially I didn’t have much faith that this new technique could improve on the clarity of the mindfulness meditation that I’d been doing for years. But I was surprised to find that Vedic Meditation delivered a huge range of benefits, the most significant of which was the complete ‘cure’ of my asthma that I had lived with since I was six weeks old. As long as I continue to meditate twice a day, I am symptom-free. The practice has also helped me to think far more clearly which has made my life more manageable. Joh is a very clear, down-to-earth teacher who has been particularly helpful in encouraging me to keep it simple. I also appreciate that over the years she’s remained available as my teacher for questions and check-ins whenever new questions arise.
Joh has taught me a simple form of meditation. I am still a beginner, but meditation has already helped quiet my rushing thoughts, restore my spirit, and ease my constricted body