Jillian Lavender and Michael Miller are the founders of New York Meditation Center and London Meditation Centre. They split their time between the two cities, teaching Vedic Meditation full-time.
After learning Vedic Meditation from Michael Miller in 2010, the practice immediately became an integral part of my life.
I’ve been an avid practitioner of vinyasa yoga for years and, after learning Vedic Meditation, I discovered that the mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits I receive via my asana practice are available to me every time I meditate, without the need to spend an hour to 90 minutes on the mat.
The fast-paced and demanding life working as a senior executive in New York City was beginning to take its toll, and I was excited to have found a practice that helps me feel more energized, creative, and fulfilled in everything I do. (I still love my physical yoga practice and find that it’s a perfect complement to Vedic Meditation.)
Two years after learning Vedic Meditation, I was inspired to start the process of becoming a teacher, in order to share this practice and its life-changing benefits with those around me. My training involved extensive study, several trips to India, and culminated with three months of training with Thom Knoles and other senior teachers in the Himalayan foothills of northern India.
I now teach full-time in New York City, and travel domestically and internationally to teach from time to time, and I love helping students begin their journeys on this transformational path.
Jillian Lavender: Vedic Wellness and Meditation expert
Jillian Lavender has been teaching people to meditate since 2003. She co-directs New York Meditation Center and London Meditation Centre with her partner, Michael Miller, from their base in London. Through teaching Vedic Meditation, the world’s most ancient form of meditation, Jillian has helped thousands of people across the globe to transform their lives.
Originally from New Zealand, Jillian held senior business roles in Sydney, Paris and New York. During this demanding time leading global publishing companies, Jillian learned Vedic Meditation. The improvements to her life were immediate. Her stress levels began to dissolve and the fatigue began to subside. When life brought her to London, Jillian took some time to review where she was with everything. She quit the big job, and headed for the US, and then to India, where she trained with her teacher, world-renowned Thom Knoles, to become a meditation teacher.
Alongside teaching meditation, Jillian is also an expert in Ayurveda and consults on health, diet, sleep, fertility and lifestyle. She delivers this ancient knowledge in an accessible and practical way for modern life.