Meg James is a highly regarded Melbourne-based meditation and mindfulness teacher who is passionate about sharing a modern approach to these ancient practices.
First introduced to meditation at the age of four years old, Meg returned to the practice in her teens to quell her anxious tendencies and has continued to meditate regularly ever since.
Meg holds an Advanced Diploma (350hr) of Yoga Teaching with the Australian Yoga Academy, a post graduate 20hr Yoga Teacher Immersion with Happy Melon Studios, and a Certificate of Life Coaching with BYCA. She is currently completing the final year of her degree in Psychology with Swinburne University.
I was lucky enough to be introduced to meditation when I was only four years old, by my mother Kate James, who was an early adopter of the practice.
While I lost touch with meditation during my teenage years I had the insight and the wisdom to return to the practice in my early 20’s and have been meditating consistently ever since.
But I wasn't always like this.
For years prior to my daily meditation practice, I struggled with anxiety, depression, insomnia and extremely low self-esteem.
I went on and off anti-depressants, I saw doctors, naturopaths, Balinese healers, Chinese doctors. I tried cleanses, veganism, fasting and anti-inflammatory diets. I did yoga, Pilates, tai chi, qi gong… you name it, I tried it.
Out of all of the different ‘healing’ methods I tried, returning to my meditation practice helped me the most. It was the one practice that allowed me to feel my feelings, listen to my intuition, develop my sense of self and heal the wounds that were keeping me awake at night.
After quitting my corporate job in 2014 I knew it was my calling to help others transform their lives with this amazing practice, so I began teaching. My goal is to make meditation and mindfulness as accessible as possible.