Learn to Meditate
We aim to help make meditation as simple and effective as possible. With the right training and guidance, everyone can meditate and experience less stress, anxiety and fatigue, and live a richer, more engaged and fulfilling life.
The Meditation Revolution
Did you know that the average person has 60-80,000 thoughts per day?! All day long our mind spins stories about our work, our health, our finances, our family, or that funny look someone gave us. Often we’re not even aware of the internal soundtrack playing in our mind and yet it is the greatest source of stress in our lives.
Although the mind is capable of creating life-affirming stories, it has what neuroscientists refer to as a negativity bias, a tendency to pay more attention to negative experiences than to positive ones. For many people, this can feel like living in a mental prison.
Meditation is one of the best tools we have to counter the brain’s negativity bias, release accumulated stress, foster positive experiences and intentions, and enjoy the peace of present moment awareness.
In the incredibly fast paced world that we live in, and unprecedented levels of mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and social isolation, developing a regular meditation practice is more important than ever.
The Benefits of Meditation
A large body of research has established that having a regular meditation practice produces tangible benefits for mental and physical health, including:
- Decreased blood pressure and hypertension
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- Reduced production of “stress hormones,” including cortisol and adrenaline
- More efficient oxygen use by the body
- Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
- Improved immune function
- Decreased anxiety, depression, and insomnia
It has also been shown to have significant emotional benefits such as reduced reactivity and compulsive behaviours, improved relationships, a greater sense of meaning and purpose and recognition of the interconnectedness of everything.
Essentially, meditation supports us to go beyond our deeply ingrained fight and flight or stress response and into our calm, connected and creative way of being.
Silent Awakenings – A Mantra Meditation Course
If you are ready to deepen your meditation practice, or learn a daily self-guided transcendental technique that is both simple and powerful, we recommend Silent Awakenings. During the course:
- You will be introduced to the principles of transcendental meditation, its history and Vedic philosophy and how it differs to other meditation techniques;
- Participate in a sacred Vedic ceremony, where you will receive a unique personal mantra that has been derived using Vedic Astrology, and learn how to integrate this effortless practice to caress your soul and deep inner wisdom;
- Explore the practical aspects of meditation, releasing stress and karmic blockages from the nervous system, and share experiences, challenges and answer any questions so that you feel confident to continue your daily practice; and,
- Plough through the walls of perception to shine light on higher states of consciousness and explore how we can access these blissful states through the regular practice of mantra meditation
Silent Awakenings is currently being delivered online over two sessions (1 x 90min, 1 x 60min) || Investment: $350.00 AUD. Payment plans and discounts available if you’re experiencing financial hardship. Email [email protected] to find out more.
What is Mantra Meditation?
Mantra Meditation is an ancient Vedic technique that comes from the yoga tradition of India. It is also known as transcendental meditation, helping you to transcend or ‘go beyond’ the level of the mind and current every day experience, and open up completely new possibilities.
At One Big Love we use Vedic astrology to identify your unique sound based on your date, time and place of birth. This Sanskrit sound is repeated silently as a tool to de-excite the nervous system and dissolve stress.
With the regular practice of this elegant and sophisticated process, you will tap into the spring of expanded consciousness that lies within us all. You will also cultivate a growing field of ever-present witnessing awareness.
This awareness will carry over into your daily activities outside of your meditation practice so that you experience your own capacity as a conscious choice maker and creator of experience rather than being thrown about by compulsions.
Jess has trained with some of the worlds most renowned teachers including author and holistic medicine advocate Dr Deepak Chopra, Ayurveda and Integrative medicine expert Dr Sheila Patel, and Vedic Educator Dr David Frawley.
Meditation is not about forcing your mind to go quiet; rather it is a simple and elegant process for de-exciting the nervous system so you can rediscover the quietness that’s already there.
meditate with one big love
We teach a range of meditation techniques and specialise in:
Transcendental meditation (using Sanskrit mantras) – also known as Primordial Sound Meditation, or Veda Meditation
Yoga Nidra (body scan)
Aside from online and private classes and workshops, we also teach at some of Melbourne’s leading studios – join us for classes at Happy Melon Studios
What People are Saying
“I thoroughly enjoyed it”
I did the meditation course with Jess in December last year and I must say I throughly enjoyed it. Jess was very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I really appreciated the follow email after the course with further information on some things we discussed 🙂
“A gentle, quiet, deep connection to my inner being”
It’s a rare privilege to sit with a teacher who has not only extensively trained in the practices she teaches, but who loves and honours them with her whole being.
Jess’ consciousness, wisdom and humility as a teacher is both sweet relief and joy to be with.
I had been waiting for some time time to receive mantra for meditation and when Jess spoke of the lunar aspect of the bija sounds she works with my heart just knew.
I have experienced such a gentle, quiet, deep connection to my inner being since receiving ceremony.
I am profoundly grateful for Jess and Sre and the work they are doing on this beautiful planet together.
“Taken me to the next level”
Mantra meditation with Jess has really taken me to the next level of my meditation practice and given me some insight into the background and health benefits associated
Can’t wait to try Sre’s Ayurvedic treatments too!
“Always willing to share”
I have known Jess for several years and have always really enjoyed her meditation classes. Jess teaches meditation with empathy and understanding and is always willing to share new approaches to meditation. I place high value on my attendance at Jess’s meditation classes.
Hours of Operation
ONE BIG LOVE CLINIC – ABBOTSFORD
Room 1, C1.41 Wellbeing at Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford, Melbourne
HAPPY MELON STUDIOS
1252 High St Armadale, Melbourne
MON – FRI
9:00am – 8:00pm
8:00am – 7.00pm
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!