"Be simple, be kind, stay rested"
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Emily is a devoted student and teacher of Vedic Meditation, yoga, the human experience, and the Vedic worldview. Her training to become a teacher began, in earnest, while living in New York City and studying under world renowned 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 Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kailashanand Giri Maharaj, the Supreme Authority of the Vedic Tradition. Since completing her training Emily has taught throughout the United States in Connecticut, New York, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area as well as internationally in Amsterdam and Haarlem Netherlands and Toronto, Canada. She continues to travel and teach around the world and believes that anyone can learn and benefit from the practice of Vedic Meditation as long as they have a bit of curiosity and the ability to follow a few simple steps.
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 designed 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.
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!"
"I had such a fantastic experience with Emily! I learned so much and continue to meditate amidst the hectic work days and beginning of my third trimester with my first. Emily led me to be able to calm my mind, an invaluable tool that I will now have for the rest of my life. I can't thank Emily enough."
"I experienced so much peace in this morning's meditation. Sitting on the couch with a blanket, eyes closed, internally repeating the mantra without force. In the background, I could hear birds singing outside, a train going by... "Effortless, easy, charming..", the words of my teacher echoed in my mind. Vedic Meditation is something I look forward to twice a day. The technique is so natural and simple. You don't have to "stop" or "try" to do anything. It effortlessly settles the body and mind almost immediately."
OFFERINGS FOR VEDIC MEDITATORS
GROUP MEDITATION SESSION
Complimentary group meditation sessions held both in-person and ZOOM for ongoing support with your practice. Join Emily and other meditators for meditation, a refresh of the technique, and Q&A.
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, and facilitated by Emily in a six part series over six long weekends. Please inquire for details.
*the prerequisite for taking Exploring the Veda is learning the practice of Rounding.
After one year of consistent twice daily practice you may wish to upgrade your experience. An advanced technique expands 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 over two meetings. We'll introduce an elaboration to your current mantra to take both your meditation and eyes-open consciousness state to the next level.
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
Learn a series of simple asanas (yoga poses) designed for all body types and pranayama (alternate nostril breathing) within a specific sequence, to draw back the arrow and launch deeply into meditation. One "round" takes 50 minutes to complete and is taught in a two hour session so that you may learn the sequence and then we'll practice live together.
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 (parents join in) 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 those who are looking to navigate life's challenges or changes in a personal setting. Emily draws upon the knowledge gained through her own journey and the rich teachings of Vedic wisdom to aid in your growth and living a life of joy. Emily's method utilizes a collaborative approach encouraging clients toward independence, self-realization, and recognizing the voice of the teacher within while working through obstacles with greater ease.