Most of us want to meditate – we intuitively know we need that re-connection with ourselves beyond the surface level bustle and distraction of our thoughts. Trouble is, even to those who regularly use Apps or go to guided sessions, it can prove an elusive habit to keep up.
You’re invited to join Catherine Turner for a relaxed session designed to broaden our understanding of meditation and discover Vedic meditation. This very simple, powerful mantra based technique is rooted in ancient wisdom – at the same time, it has an effortlessness about it which makes daily meditation practice both realistic and enjoyable in our fast paced lives.
We’ll explore what meditation is; why it is so relevant now, as well as covering the main types and techniques and their differences. We’ll look at why Vedic meditation is such an easy to learn way anyone can meditate and receive its myriad benefits, including better sleep, clear mind and a profound connection to our natural, inner stillness, creative flow and intuition.
The session will last around 60 minutes with lots of time for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a complete beginner, a seasoned meditator looking to deepen your practice or simply curious to find out more.
No need to be able to do Lotus position or sit cross legged (unless you want to!). We’ll be seated on chairs with plenty of herbal tea to sip on. Look forward to welcoming you.
An Editor and Writer by trade, Catherine stepped onto the path of yoga and meditation about 20 years ago to help stay grounded whilst working in the fast paced world of glossy magazines. The changes were so profound she decided to deepen her practice at a remote Sivananda ashram in the Himalayas, then trained at London’s Triyoga before teaching whilst continuing to write for various titles including Psychologies, Porter and Conde Nast Traveller.
Her yoga approach has always been about slow, meditative transformation rather than achieving the perfect posture from the outside. Over the years, this naturally moved her towards simple, do-able sequences, therapeutic breathing techniques and meditation.
Of all the techniques she has experienced, Vedic meditation – whilst being practical – brought about such deep relaxation and expansive shifts, it compelled her to share it with others. This inspired immersion into further study and practice, culminating in an intensive Vedic meditation teacher training course in Bali with renowned teacher, Charlie Knoles.
Catherine has taught Vedic meditation to hundreds of students of all levels, from all walks of life and holds regular courses in central London as well as offering one to one mentoring; bespoke sessions; corporate and public guided meditations and workshops.