Jillian Lavender has been teaching Vedic Meditation since 2003. As co-founder of London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Center, she 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, she learned Vedic Meditation. The improvements to her life were immediate — stress levels began to dissolve and fatigue quickly subsided. When work brought her to London, Jillian took time to review where she was in life. She left her CEO role, and headed for the US and then to India where she undertook 14 months of intensive training to become a teacher of Vedic Meditation. Alongside teaching meditation, Jillian speaks to groups about stress, well-being, and the impact of becoming more mindful in their daily lives. She 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. Jillian’s first book, “Why Meditate? Because it Works.” came out in July 2021, receiving praise from The Guardian, The Times, Harpers Bazaar and multiple podcasts. The book is a modern, trustworthy explanation of what meditation is, and most importantly, what it will do for you. She busts common myths and explains the science and benefits of meditation with a clear and easy approach. Beautiful illustrations, real-life stories from students, and no-nonsense language come together to form a foundation to truly understand meditation and inspire you to seek a practice of your own.