“Meditation is the only royal road to the attainment of freedom. It is a mysterious ladder, which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to truth, from darkness to light, from pain to bliss, from restlessness to abiding peace, from ignorance to knowledge. From mortality to immortality.” ... Swami Sivananda Bliss Divine


I completed the Meditation Immersion Course at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley in January 2005 With my teacher Swami Sitaramananda. In now assist Swami Sitaramananda on her Meditation and Vedanta/Silence Courses.

These are powerful and profound ten-day residential courses with the aim to help those who meditate to improve in their practice and to identify their personal obstacles to meditation. These courses help students to reach a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of meditation. Topics include positive thinking, control of the mind, control of the senses, obstacles to meditation, the theory and practice of mantras, the four paths of yoga and will include extended periods of meditation practice as well as asana yoga practice.

Meditation cannot be taught, just as sleep cannot be taught. To still the mind and enter silence requires daily practice. I teach the steps that you can take along the way to establish a foundation and thus ensure success in your meditation practice. These are proper environment and attitude and how to understand and overcome obstacles, both physical and mental.

Please contact me if you wish to set up an “Introduction to Classical Yogic Meditation” for your group, yoga studio or retreat.