FAQ

How quickly will I feel the benefits?

Benefits are felt quickly. Most people feel increased calm and energy in the first few days. The benefits grow in the following weeks, with many meditators reporting better sleep, reduced anxiety, and more ability to focus and get things done.

Do I have to sit perfectly still or hold a specific position?

No, not at all. In fact, sitting comfortably is a key feature of Vedic Meditation.

I’ve tried to meditate before and I couldn’t stop my mind wandering. Will I be able to do this?

Yes, you’ll be able to do this. In this meditation, you don’t need to silence your thoughts or stop your mind wandering. It’s effortless – your mantra de-excites your mind naturally.

What if I don’t have time to meditate?

The great thing about Vedic Meditation is that it’s only 20 minutes, and you can do it anywhere. Many people meditate on the train, in a cab, or between meetings. This meditation helps people to feel sharper and better able to concentrate. So meditators tend to find they can achieve more in less time.

What happens at the free introductory talk?

I’ll explain what Vedic Meditation does for the mind and body. I’ll discuss the science of why it works and describe the structure of the course. And you’ll have time to ask questions. You’ll get all the information you need to decide if this meditation is right for you.

The session lasts one hour. You’re welcome to bring a friend, but please let me know in advance as places are limited.

Will I need to take time off work for the meditation course?

I teach courses at evenings and weekends, so there’s no need to take time off work. You’ll learn to meditate over four days, each session lasting two hours. The course is designed to fit around working life. Private courses are also available.

What happens during the course?

Vedic Meditation can’t be learnt from a book, website or app. The four-session course is designed to make you a self-sufficient meditator. You’ll start meditating on the first day and finish the course with a life-long technique.

On the first day of the course, you’ll receive your personal mantra. You’re meditating straight away. Over the following sessions, we’ll refine your technique together. And I’ll help you resolve any issues that may come up. You’ll get personal support and expert guidance.

What support will I have from my meditation teacher after the course?

You’re not on your own once you finish the course. I continue to support you at every step. After the course, you’ll join our community of meditators. You’ll get a lifetime pass to our group meditation and knowledge meetings in London (they’re free of charge for Vedic Meditators and held at least once a month). These meetings are a great way for us to connect in person and answer any questions you may have. I’ll also support you on email.

How much does it cost?

The introductory talk is completely free, and there’s no obligation to sign up to a course at the end of it. The course fee is based on a sliding scale, with the option to split the cost over several months. This fee covers your initial four-day course and future ongoing support, including your lifetime pass to group meditation & knowledge meetings. I explain more about this at the introductory talk.

There are no hidden costs involved. It’s a one-time cost for life-long benefits, including group meditation sessions and ongoing support.

Where do you teach the course?

I teach in central London, near Oxford Circus.

Can anyone benefit from Vedic Meditation? (My mind is very busy…)

Yes, anyone can follow this simple technique. You simply start thinking a sound, and the rest happens spontaneously. If you can think, you can do this meditation.

Do I have to change my diet or lifestyle? (I really like coffee…)

No, you’re not asked to give up anything. You don’t have to become vegetarian, quit drinking or ditch your morning espresso to enjoy the benefits of meditation. That said, students often say that this meditation makes it easier to change any habits they’re not happy with, like emotional eating or smoking.

If I haven’t answered your question, please do come along to a free introductory talk to speak to me in person.

Learn to Meditate

Come to a free talk in central London. I'll explain all about meditation and answer your questions.