CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR REALITY.
Meditation benefits the body, mind, and spirit. A regular meditation practice produces tangible benefits for mental and physical health.
It can decrease your blood pressure, release toxins and reduce the stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, increase the production of anti-aging hormones, improve your immune and digestive functions, whilst also decrease anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
TRANSFORM THE WORLD BY TRANSFORMING YOURSELF
Thanks to growing scientific evidence, we now know that meditation offers measurable health benefits and makes life better in some very meaningful ways – from disease prevention and pain management to better sleep, emotional well-being, and stress relief.
It's an empowering skill set that can change your life. And after all, your life was meant to feel good, wasn't it? Start your journey home today.
PRIMORDIAL SOUND MEDITATION
Discover the Natural, Effortless Meditation Style You’ll WANT to Make a Daily Practice.
What if there were a simple and effective meditation practice anyone could use to go beyond the mental prison of doubt, anxiety, and judgement we’re accustomed to – and gain access to an inner sanctuary of quiet, centred awareness.
Primordial Sound Meditation - designed by The Chopra Center – is a powerful technique to help you discover a natural, effortless style of meditation that you can easily integrate into your busy life and actually enjoy!
At the deepest level, meditation is about awakening to who you really are; it is a progressive quieting of the mind until you get to the source of the mind, which is pure consciousness. In the stillness and silence of pure consciousness, you experience your true nature, which is infinite love, peace, joy, and bliss.
I take an applied approach in my classes, encouraging my students to practice mind-body wellness on and off the meditation cushion.
The path of Yoga & Meditation is about the mind-body connection,
cultivating interoception and self-inquiry.
Anyone can learn meditation, and in fact everyone should! even if it's just 5 minutes a day. It's about meeting yourself where you're at, and going from there.
Classes can include breathwork (pranayama), mudra, mantra and guided meditation, weaving in yogic philosophy.
Facts About MEDITATION
1. Meditation Reduces Stress and Burnout
Chronic, unmanaged stress can make you sick and accelerate aging. In meditation, your body releases stress and reverses the effects of the flight-or-fight response—that ancient instinct we all have to either run from perceived danger or take it on in battle. Regular meditation dissipates accumulated stress and cultivates a state of restful alertness.
2. Enhances Your Concentration, Memory, and Ability to Learn
Meditation can help you tap into your brain’s deepest potential to focus, learn, and adapt. Meditation is a powerful tool for awakening new neural connections and even transforming regions of the brain. Many other studies provide evidence for the value of meditation in improving the ability to stay focused in world filled with increasing distractions and demands on our attention.
3. Helps You Create More Harmonious, Loving Relationships
When you’re feeling balanced and centered, it's much easier to respond with awareness rather than have react in a knee-jerk way or say something that creates toxicity in your relationships. Meditation cultivates equanimity and compassion, allowing you to be present with a loved one, client or co-worker and really listen to what they are saying and what they may need. As you meditate on a regular basis, you develop what is known as “witnessing awareness"—the ability to calmly and objectively observe a situation, notice when you are being triggered, and consciously choose how you want to respond. The ability to be present and aware is extremely valuable in every relationship.
4. Improves Your Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills
We each have an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day—unfortunately, many of them are the same thoughts we had yesterday, last week, and last year. The mind tends to get stuck in repetitive thought loops that squeeze out the possibility for new ideas and inspiration. Meditation is a powerful practice for going beyond habitual, conditioned thought patterns into a state of expanded awareness. We connect to what is known as the field of infinite possibilities or pure potentiality, and we open to new insights, intuition, and ideas.
5. Decreases Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia
The emotional effects of sitting quietly and going within are profound. The deep state of rest produced by meditation triggers the brain to release neurotransmitters, including dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins. Meditation choreographs the simultaneous release of these neurotransmitters, something that no single drug can do—and all without side effects.
6. The Birthplace of Happiness
Beyond the substantial benefits meditation creates for the mind-body physiology, the greatest gift of meditation is the sense of calm and inner peace it brings into your daily life. When you meditate, you go beyond the mind’s noisy chatter into an entirely different place: the silence of a mind that is not imprisoned by the past or the future. This is important because silence is the birthplace of happiness.
Silence is where we get our bursts of inspiration, our tender feelings of compassion and empathy, and our sense of love. These are all delicate emotions, and the chaotic roar of the internal dialogue easily drowns them out. But when you discover the silence in your mind, you no longer have to pay undue attention to all the random images that trigger worry, anger, and pain. When you meditate on a regular basis, all of your thoughts, actions, and reactions are infused with a little more love and mindful attention. The result is a deeper appreciation and a profound awareness of the divine quality of existence.
Listen to one of my guided meditations to get you started
I attended yoga and meditation with Jess and enjoyed it very much. She was knowledgeable and helpful, explained things well. After the class, I felt so relaxed, and my body was beaming, as if it wanted to say to me, “Thank you! Finally!” I look forward to going again, and would definitely recommend Jess and her classes to anyone.
"Perfect Yoga Class"
Jess was super friendly and easy to follow. The class flowed nicely covering a broad range of skills. I left feeling amazing. Highly recommend.
Had a lovely time with Jess in her Meditation class, highly recommend. Jess is a wonderful presence to be with and a lovely teacher. It is clearly her passion.
MEET YOUR TEACHER - JESS HOLLIDAY
Hi! I’m Jess,
I am a certified Yoga Breathing Coach, Yoga & Meditation teacher and entrepreneur. In a previous life, I worked in Luxury & Fashion Marketing in the UK for 15 years, transitioning into Mind-Body Wellness in 2016.
I took my first meditation retreat in Nepal, where I first learned the vast and incredible power we hold within our minds, and how silence is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves. I continued to learn throughout India, Nepal, Guatemala and Peru, and I qualified as an Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation instructor in India in 2017. I have since specialised in Chakra Yoga & Meditation, and also Vedic (mantra) meditation with The Chopra Centre, qualifying as a Primordial Sound Meditation teacher in 2020.
Meditation has improved the quality of my life beyond measure - it has increased my self-awareness and intuition, reduced my stress response, I am now more responsive to my world, not reactive, and I sleep like a baby. It didn’t happen overnight, but my life has changed forever and it continues to evolve. I’m in better condition mentally and physically than I was in my 20’s.
Want me to show you how? Get in touch and let’s see how we can work together to integrate this practice into your life.
CREDENTIALS: Yoga Teachers College® YogaBody Breathing Coach, RYT Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Cert (200hr), Chopra Centre Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher (130hrs).