"Be simple, be kind, stay rested"
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Emily is a devoted student and teacher of Vedic Meditation. Her training to become a teacher began, in earnest, while living in New York City and studying under her teacher, Master of Vedic wisdom, Thom Knoles. Following in the footsteps of her mentor and after a devout studentship in New York City she traveled to Rishikesh, India and spent many months at the foothills of the Himalayas training to become a teacher of Vedic Meditation, in the same way that Thom was trained by his teacher, the great Sage, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Additionally she received the personal blessing and recognition to teach from Shri Shri 1008 Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kailashanand Giri ji, the Supreme authority of the Shankaracharya tradition. One of the aspects Emily loves most about Vedic Meditation is that absolutely anyone can practice and benefit from this technique as long as they have a bit of curiosity and the ability to follow a few simple steps. Currently she travels and teaches throughout the world, please reach out to say hello, or to inquire for upcoming scheduling and additional details.
Step beyond thought to unleash your full potential
Vedic Meditation is a simple, effortless, and natural meditation technique designed for everyone. Unlike some meditation techniques which are concentrative in nature or intended specifically for Monks, Vedic Meditation is designed for what in India is referred to as Householders - or busy people with careers, families, and belongings - where one learns to step beyond the everyday surface layer of thought to access the Being layer.
In doing so, the body has the opportunity to receive deep rest, thus triggering a cascade response of systematically removing stress from the physiology while permeating the body and mind with bliss. In today's fast paced society filled with high demand, we all need an additional technique to operate at our most adaptable, optimal, and expansive Self.
If you're curious to learn more about Vedic Meditation, sign-up for a complimentary Introductory Talk. The Introductory Talk is a pre-requisite to learning Vedic Meditation and gives seekers the opportunity to learn a bit more about the technique and the course itself. Introductory talks are offered in-person and online.
The 'Learn to Meditate' course is offered in-person over four consecutive days, lasting about 90 minutes each day. By the end of the course students are self-sufficient meditators with access to a global community and a lifetime of support.
"My time with Emily felt so warm. I went from not really being sure what to expect, to feeling absolutely comfortable very quickly. When Emily sits with you and walks you through the process, it becomes clear that teaching meditation truly lights her up. I felt fully welcomed into the space each session we had together, and I'm so glad I did it. What a generous teacher! It was an experience I get to reap the rewards of everyday. Thank you, Emily!"
~ Kaeli, Toronto
OFFERINGS FOR VEDIC MEDITATORS
Once you have learned Vedic Meditation you are welcome to attend Group Meditation, free of charge. Enjoy the great benefit and deeply restful experience of meditating with community. Meditation is followed by a discussion to further your understanding of the technique and expand your state of consciousness. All meditators are encouraged to join these meetings which are held both in-person and on Zoom.
ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE COURSE
EXPLORING THE VEDA
Exploring the Veda is for students wishing to dive deeper into the Veda's true meaning and application. The Veda is the ancient body of wisdom from which Vedic Meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda are derived. A consciousness curriculum unlike any other; pre-recorded over 80 hours by Emily's teacher, Thom Knoles. Thom Knoles is recognized as one of the worlds foremost teachers in Vedic wisdom and knowledge. Listen as Thom draws out pearls of wisdom from the ancient Veda with extraordinary bliss and relevance. Adding the intellectual knowledge and understanding to our meditation practice is vastly transformative.
There are six parts of Exploring the Veda, students may sign up for 1 section or all 6. Each section is facilitated by Emily in a non-residential retreat style setting.
*the prerequisite for taking Exploring the Veda is learning the practice of Rounding.
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
Rounding or a "Round" consists of a series of gentle asanas (yoga poses) and pranayama (a breath technique) within a specific sequence, to draw back the arrow thus launching deeply into meditation. This subtle yet powerful practice allows students to experience a more grounded and profound meditation experience while removing deeper levels of stress from the physiology.
Rounding is taught over a two hour session both privately and in a workshop setting where students learn the sequence and then we practice live together.
After one year of consistent twice daily practice you are eligible to receive an advanced technique. Advanced technique's are designed to expand upon the subtlety you have now accessed within meditation to maximize awareness and refine the senses. While this occurrence will happen naturally with twice daily meditation, an advanced technique accelerates the process. These sessions are offered in-person and can be arranged privately or during a scheduled course.
MEDITATION FOR CHILDREN
for Kids ages 4-11
If your child has become interested in a meditation practice of their own this is an opportunity for them to learn a special meditation technique for children. This practice is done with eyes open anytime throughout the day; while getting ready for school, playing with toys, or perhaps while the parent is meditating, as a few examples. We meet in-person for about 1 hour where your child will witness a gratitude ceremony, learn the technique, and then we practice meditation together. The whole process is so sweet and a wonderful way to introduce the wisdom of meditation to curious kids.
*tweens and teens learn Vedic Meditation on the adult course with a few special instructions tailored to them.
Emily offers private consultations to meditators who would like to discuss their practice or life experiences in a personal setting. Meeting with Emily will provide you with a shift in viewpoint, assist you in eliminating perceived obstacles, and shine light on your full potential to access the most sustainable evolutionary path for you. You're invited to take part in this unique and transformative offering.