Learn from an Expert
Learn from an Expert
Meditation, like anything else, is best learned from a skilled instructor.
Yes, you can pick up some techniques on your own, but working with
an expert Teacher provides a depth of knowledge to the experience
far beyond anything one can learn from the static pages of a book.
Catherine Inglese is a Teacher of Vedic Meditation aligned with the Saraswati order of the Shankaracharya spiritual lineage of India, and an Ayurvedic practitioner.
She trained to teach Vedic Meditation in the Himalayas of India, near Rishikesh.
Qualifying as a Teacher in this tradition involved years of study of the various aspects of Vedic knowledge, pilgrimages to India to study the Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Vedic mythos. Prerequisites also included completion of the Siddhis program. Teacher training culminated with 108 days of meditation rounds living off-grid in a secluded forest high up above Chamba.
This intensive training program produces Master Teachers possessing a full range of knowledge on Vedic Meditation techniques as well as intellectual mastery of Vedanta.
In 2013 Catherine returned to India on pilgrimage to the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. This was the largest spiritual gathering of human beings the world has ever known, happening only once every 144 years, with over 120 Million people in attendance. The Maha Kumbh Mela occurs on the sacred site where the Ganges, Saraswati, and Yamuna rivers converge. Here pilgrims gather to purify themselves and release many years (perhaps lifetimes) of Karma, a truly life-altering experience
Catherine is also now an exponent, practitioner, and teacher of Ayurveda, the ancient science of wellness, healing, and longevity based on the principle of Food as Medicine and emphasis on daily self-care rituals
Educated at universities in Los Angeles and London, Catherine brings a balanced understanding of Vedic knowledge and western lifestyle to her practice and teaching. She now sits on the board as Co-Chair of the Sharing Meditation Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating meditation training for underserved at-risk communities
Catherine has spent the last ten years teaching Vedic Meditation and Ayurveda in America, Indonesia, and India.
Founder of the Effortless Mantra VM & Ayurveda Center in Van Nuys, CA, Catherine is an Independent teacher of Vedic Meditation.
She currently lives and teaches in Los Angeles, California.