Practice & Education
Something was missing. I knew I was in a great relationship and that my career in the theatre arts was going well enough, I was healthy and my family was healthy, but I still felt anxious and worried all the time. I was looking for that elusive "something."
My work on stage was at times transcendent. I would feel an interconnectedness and out of body sensation for brief moments and knew in my core that there is more to this life experience than meets the eye. I wanted to discover what it was.
My hunt for "something" and the desire to discover what this transcendent sensation was about created an intersection and right in the middle of it was Vedic Meditation.
I learned Vedic Meditation in the summer of 2013 and was drawn in by its simplicity, portability, and the fact that it was backed up by the Veda: 5000 years of wisdom from India uniting the laws of nature and human consciousness. This virtually effortless technique had such a positive impact on me that two and a half years after learning it, I became compelled to teach it in hopes that more people could feel as stable, confident, and joyful as I did.
When we meet in person, I'll tell you what happened within the first few days of learning that led to booking a National Tour two weeks later. Oh, and remind me to tell you about how getting sick in India was one of the best and most profound things that's ever happened to me!
Completing the prerequisites to become a VM teacher was gloriously challenging, mind and heart expanding work. After two more years of dedicated study and practice, my teacher, Thom Knoles, who was mentored by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for over two decades, accepted my request to come to Northern India for three months to become certified as a Vedic Meditation Teacher.
With blessings and special recognition from Shri Shri 1008 Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kailashanand Brahamchari Maharaj, Supreme Authority of the Vedic Tradition, I humbly accept my role in the ancient lineage of Vedic teachings by bringing this practice to people who are in search of that "something" that seems missing, and to people who value and prioritize their physical, mental, and spiritual health.