We are a collective of master-trained, independent teachers of Vedic Meditation who have come together to create a new space for New York’s growing community of meditators.
Arden learned to meditate while working as an elementary school teacher in Harlem. Her days were long, demanding, and turbulent, and the practice allowed her to stay calm in the chaos. Since learning to meditate, Arden has experienced more self-love, confidence, and happiness than she ever thought possible. After decades of sinus issues, hormonal imbalances, and trouble sleeping, Arden's physical health is also better than ever.
Although her life always looked good on the outside, meditation has empowered her to finally feel good on the inside. Arden teaches Vedic Meditation to help others uncover their best selves.
Rick was introduced to Vedic Meditation in 2010 while living the fast-paced and demanding life of a senior executive at a high-profile NYC non-profit. The demands of his work were beginning to take their toll, and he was excited to find a practice that made him feel more energized, creative, and fulfilled in every aspect of his life.
Rick is a longtime practitioner of yoga and a certified Vinyasa teacher. After learning Vedic Meditation, he discovered that the mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits he received from his asana practice were also available each time he meditated. Two years into his Vedic Meditation practice, Rick was inspired to become a teacher in order to share this powerful practice and its life-changing benefits with others. He now teaches full-time and is honored to spend his days helping students along this transformational path.
Maya learned to meditate while working as the Chief Technical Officer of an early stage startup. Not only did Vedic Meditation keep her stress levels at bay in a chaotic, fast-paced environment, it also improved her life in many ways outside of work. Out of a desire to share this amazing technique with others, she left her tech job to become a meditation teacher.
Born with a kinetic body, Maya is always on the move. You'll find her climbing aerial silks and rocks, balancing on her hands, and biking all over the city. She shares her love of movement with others by teaching yoga. Maya feels most alive helping others stress less, enjoy life more, and realize their fullest potential.
She lives in NYC with her two tween-aged daughters.
After decades of being crippled with anxiety, depression and insomnia, Ben learned Vedic Meditation in 2009 while working as an attorney at a large international law firm in New York City. Ben was so inspired with the personal transformation that Vedic Meditation provided him that he left his legal career to train to become a teacher.
Since 2013, Ben has been bringing about more peace, more awareness, more creativity, more energy, and more adaptability by teaching Vedic Meditation to individuals, small groups and companies in New York City. He has also taught at The Cleveland Clinic and Syracuse University. Ben has been featured in numerous major publications, including The New York Times.
Susan learned to meditate after spending a decade feeling over-worked, over-traveled and over-stimulated due to a high demand Wall Street job. The years of accumulated stress slowly began to overshadow feelings of innate bliss and inter-contentedness.
Within a short time of learning Vedic Meditation, things started to shift naturally and Susan began to feel relaxed and happy in her everyday life again. And, in the years that she continued to meditate, every aspect of her life simply got better.
Having experienced profound changes in her life, Susan is doing her part in helping others realize this highest value in theirs.
Hunter discovered Vedic Meditation as a college graduate after moving to New York from California in 2009. Within 3 weeks of meditating, his insomnia was gone and anxiety diminished after years of stressful engineering school. Meditation empowered him to build a new life in New York and thrive as a successful engineer for the jewelry enterprise David Yurman.
Inspired to share the life-changing benefits of meditation, Hunter trained in the Himalayas under world-renown masters and began teaching in 2014. He teaches in New York, California, internationally and offers annual meditation retreats in the Colorado Rockies and India.