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, a simple, effortless technique practiced for 20 minutes twice a day with eyes closed while sitting comfortably in a chair. Meditators use a “mantra”, or sound, to take their mind deeper, leading to deep rest and relaxation. Anyone can practice this meditation. You cannot be a “bad” meditator, conversely you can’t be a “good” meditator. You simply practice the technique. However, skill is required to master the subtleties of effortlessly using the mantra/sound. It is important to note, that with Vedic Meditation there is no concentration or control of the mind and there is no clearing the mind of thoughts. The technique is significantly different from what is taught via apps, recordings or in yoga classes. This method 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 Vedic Meditation are experienced the most quickly when the technique is practiced twice a day for twenty minutes each time. Many students experience deep relaxation in their first session. Most, if not all, will experience significant, sustained improvements over time.
It is estimated that as much as 90 per cent of all health problems are caused or aggravated by stress. Vedic Meditation promotes deep rest, up to five times deeper than sleep. This rest awakens the body’s inner healing response releasing tension, fatigue and deeply embedded trauma, from the nervous system.
Any condition caused or exacerbated by stress will therefore benefit from Vedic Meditation including heart disease, insomnia, alcohol/drug addiction, anxiety and depression. .
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.