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Get a really in-depth understanding of how our students lives have changed after learning mediation. This feature length documentary explores the positive effects of meditation and the bounty of benefits that come with regular practise.

Hello, Me Again from Rory Sturdy on Vimeo.

Catherine Turner

What do you do?

I’m Catherine and I teach Beginners Courses, host Group Meditations and Intro Talks at Will Williams Meditation. It’s a real honour to be sharing such a powerful technique with others, particularly now in our 24/7 ‘switched on’ culture. When living under such pressure, our nervous systems are often wired, and many of us are increasingly suffering from various ailments – poor sleep and digestive issues, to allergies and anxiety. Vedic Meditation is incredibly effective at balancing the nervous system – an essential step towards managing these modern day malaises. Alongside hosting courses here, I’m a health and wellness writer (I’m a Contributing Editor to Psychologies Magazine, and write for Conde Nast Traveller amongst other titles) as well as teaching yoga.

 

Where did your journey start?

I’m an Editor and Writer by trade and stepped onto the path of yoga and meditation about 20 years ago to keep me grounded whilst working in the fast paced world of glossy magazines. I loved my job, yet the constant travelling and deadlines took their toll on my health – I was tired, wired and after years of pushing hard, and I knew I wasn’t firing on all cylinders. Once I started practising yoga postures, and then meditation, it was a revelation. My health improved – niggling ailments such as hay fever and digestive issues fell away, and I had more focus, and felt happier in my own skin.

The changes were so profound that I decided to train as a teacher, first in India, then at Triyoga, London and began teaching alongside my writing work. Along the way, I’ve met many teachers and gurus, and have lived in a remote Himalayan ashram, meditated on a Sri Lankan rooftop with Buddhist monks, studied Reiki, completed a healing course at the College of Psychic Studies and found deep stillness in silent retreats. I discovered Vedic Meditation after trying many other techniques – and it brought such a profound shift, I knew straight away that I wanted to share the teachings, which led me to embark on deep practice and study with Will, and an intensive Vedic Meditation training course in Bali with Charlie Knoles.

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Lucia Formis

What do you do?

I’m Lucia and I take care of all the Will Williams Meditation events as well as running our group meditations. You will probably come through to me when you ring us up!

Where did your journey start?

I am half English, half Italian and have moved around a lot whilst growing up, the travelling always made me believe it is important to have an open mind. I found meditation about 10 years ago, and practiced it on and off. My practice has gotten much more profound over the last 2 years, and I have seen a difference in myself: I am calmer and more in tune with myself. If someone told me I would be working in meditation 5 years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined it!

I used to work in the corporate world of banking until not long ago, but felt like something was missing. My intuition brought me here, I was browsing through Instagram one morning, as photography is one of my passions, and Will Williams meditation popped up. I got a strong feeling to call up and ask whether they were hiring, when I rang I found that there was a job going that hadn’t been advertised anywhere! A week later, i found myself sat at an interview with Will, offered me a job there and then! I joined in November and am loving every minute, being able to combine my passion for meditation and guiding students that come through our door every day.

During my career, I felt I had always struggled to find my field, starting off in fashion and then moving into banking. I somehow felt like something was always missing or felt like I was always looking for something else, never feeling satisfied.

I used to suffer from Depression, Anxiety, panic attacks and an eating disorder. I’ve tried everything one could imagine to get better…121 therapy, CBT, medication, Pilates, Acupuncture, reading endless amounts of books….but nothing has helped me as much as meditation. Mediation is the thing that really step changed my recovery and enabled me to find my true purpose.

I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t listened to my intuition that day. I feel like I had finally found my calling, growing up as a spiritual individual I am grateful to be working in this environment. I am passionate about helping others find their true purpose through meditation, much like I did.

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Will Williams

What do you do?

 

Hey, I’m Will and I’m the founding teacher at Will Williams Meditation. I’m here to help each individual achieve balance, overcome any pain and trauma and ultimately enable them to achieve growth and success in all areas of life.

Vedic meditation helps relieve issues such as stress, anxiety and depression while improving creativity and productivity, as well as having a host of other benefits.

We teach a particularly profound form of meditation which is easy to do and fast-acting – so essential in our busy, fast-paced, world. It is so important to us that we pass on what we’ve learned in the most inspiring and empowering way possible, and we go to great lengths to ensure every individual gets all the support they need to really thrive.

When not teaching, I am busy working with educators, healthcare providers and charities, promoting meditation as a holistic response to many of our individual and societal challenges, and encouraging greater research into its effects on all aspects of our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

 

Where did your journey start?

I found meditation 9 years ago after experiencing protracted stress-related insomnia. I randomly met a friend of a friend whose life had been transformed by Vedic meditation. Whilst sceptical, I felt compelled to give it a try and see if it was as good as it was cracked up to be. It had such a positive impact on every aspect of my life that I now dedicate my life to sharing this transformative knowledge with others.

When I started thinking about teaching meditation, I sensed that in order to deliver this knowledge in the most powerful ways, I needed to go to the source. A two and a half year global and spiritual odyssey with Jess ensued, meeting with many great masters from across the continents whilst receiving the highest standard of training from the pre-eminent master of Vedic meditation.

I discovered that no matter what the rituals and no matter how interesting, complex or hard core the rites of passage, the greatest and most powerful techniques were the simplest and easiest, available to everyone no matter what their circumstance. It just required the right teaching.

I spent 4 months completing the legendarily intensive Vedic meditation teacher training course. Upon graduation, I met up with Jess once more and we returned to Europe to begin sharing the remarkable fruits of our journey.

Why did you become a meditation teacher?

Meditation had such a profound impact on my life that within a year or so I felt that I should teach it. At the time I was thinking of becoming a school teacher, as I felt that empowering people with knowledge and skills was the best way to make a difference. However, when I spoke to teachers about it, the apparent bureaucracy suggested it wouldn’t have been a good fit.

The more I practised, the more my consciousness expanded. I became aware of the issues negatively affecting the world, and as I advanced it seemed change was possible. I realised that for me, by far the most meaningful impact I could have on the world would be to help people overcome the stress and strain that is creating the collective ‘me first’ dynamic in the world.

I don’t think any of us question the fact that the world needs to change. It’s simply a question of how. For me and the team here at WWM, it is glaringly obvious that it all springs back to consciousness, and so we are dedicating our lives to working in this field. As one of my heroes once said:

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

Albert Einstein

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