The 4Days4Life course is four 60-90 minute sessions over four consecutive days. At the end of the series, you will be a self sufficient meditator with a practice for life.
The technique you’ll learn is Vedic Meditation, which is practiced for 20 minutes twice a day with eyes closed while sitting comfortably in a chair. Meditators are introduced to a sound, or mantra, to take their mind deeper, leading to deep rest and relaxation.
Anyone can do this meditation. You cannot be a “bad” meditator, conversely you can’t be a “good” meditator. You simply practice the technique. However, a level of skill is required to master the subtleties of using the mantra/sound. It’s important to note, there is no concentration or control of the mind. There is no “clearing the mind’ of thoughts. It is significantly different from what you learn via an app or in a yoga class. This technique can only be learned in person with a teacher.
Small groups of up to eight people. Private courses are available on request.
Four 60-90 minute sessions on four consecutive days.
Free group meditation meetings in NYC and online for Australian meditators. Joh visits her Australian students twice a year and runs free group meditations.
Ability to re-sit the course for free at any time.
Ability to attend other Vedic Meditation teachers’ free group meditation meetings.
VEDIC MEDITATION BENEFITS
The benefits of meditation are experienced when the technique is practised twice a day for twenty minutes. Many new students feel deeply relaxed in their first session, all will experience sustained improvements in their life over time. A 2015 Harvard University study showed that after only eight weeks of meditating, the executive centre of the brain increases in size while the fear centre reduces. This means while judgement improves, impulsivity declines. The overall benefits include:
Reduced anxiety and depression
Better decision making
Lower blood pressure
Reduced cardiovascular risk factors
Improved immune system
Reduced substance abuse and addiction
Increased energy levels
Improved sports performance
ORIGINS OF VEDIC MEDITATION
Vedic Meditation began in the geographic region now known as India, more than 3000 years ago.
The technique was designed for the average person, not monks or recluses, who wanted to be calm and peaceful while engaged in everyday life.
Vedic culture was an extremely creative period in history. Sacred texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, the healing modality Ayurveda and the Sanskrit language, were produced during this time.