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Hello and Welcome to Vie

I’m a certified Vedic Meditation Teacher and Well-being Entrepreneur. I created Vie because I’m intensely passionate about well-being, and I’m committed to igniting positive change in the overall health of the population. $10 from every annual digital meditation membership will flow back into the NYC community to help those in need through our partnership with The Sylvia Center. By providing education and inspiration, we can create positive change that will alter many lives for the better.

Well-being is a very personal journey for everyone. Some of us have already discovered the motivation to improve the quantity and quality of our lives by taking better care of ourselves, and some of us may still be struggling to find balance in our busy lives and solutions to our well-being needs, and some of us simply want to be healthier and don’t know where to start or how to make it a lifestyle.

I became a meditation teacher quite simply because meditation changed my life for the better. I’ve written about my own well-being journey in The Huffington Post. In learning about how the mind, body and soul work together, I was able to create a healthier and happier life for myself. I now want to help others do the same.

I love to teach, whether it’s guiding you in an at-home practice or leading a class in unexpected venues, such as museums/wineries and out in nature. Meditating in beautiful spaces gives the practice an extra positive charge.

The last words my Father said to me before he passed away, were “Live your life.” This is why Vie exists, and I hope it will become part of your journey too. We can’t do this without you; so tell us what you think, how meditation has helped you and let us know how we can continue to be of service and help you on your journey.

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With gratitude and love, welcome to Vie!
Julie

Read more about my well-being journey at

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About Meditation

In today’s modern world, we are constantly faced with challenges and stress. If we can release our stress and tension, we can have a better life experience and live in the present moment.

What is meditation?

Meditation is a practice that releases tension in the mind. Through it we are able to see our thoughts objectively and witness them, but not control or hold onto them. Each time we practice, we let go of stress, fear, anxiety, or anything negative that’s creating tension in our mind and body.

When we have a relaxed mind, we can feel calm and refreshed; we go from doing to being. We are able to shift our thoughts from negative to positive allowing us to have kindness and compassion for ourselves and others.

What can meditation do for us?

We take care of our bodies through a healthy diet and exercise, why not our minds? We can start to find life balance when focusing on three key areas: mind, body and soul. Meditation can help us in so many ways—it can increase our focus, productivity, memory, and creativity; boost our body’s immunity to illness and disease; and reduce stress. It can even improve our sleep, quality of life, and renew us on a cellular level, leading to greater health, beauty and longevity.

Through meditation, we can also have a clearer vision for our life, enabling us to create the life we want and ultimately to fulfill our positive desires and become more trusting of our own journey. When practiced daily, meditation opens us to our highest good, helping us become healthier and happier. A daily practice can transform our lives, particularly how we view the world around us, in the most positive ways.

Julie’s Influences and Training

Yogi Charu is a student of yoga and meditation for over 20 years. He has lived in the Himalayas where he learned the yogic lifestyle from Yogi Vijay. He was later initiated into Kriya and yoga meditations by Anandakapila Saraswati.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who developed Transcendental Meditation. TM is a mental technique that allows the mind to settle very deeply inward—in a natural way.

Meditation methodology

The Veda is the body of knowledge from ancient India that is the source of yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic medicine, and is the basis of Indian philosophy. Vedic meditation is an ancient practice (over 2,500 years old) that uses breath, mantras and yantras—effortless techniques that anyone can practice. All that is required is to sit comfortably with the eyes closed for an average of 20-30 minutes.

Vedic meditation allows the process of our thinking to become increasingly quiet and settled, while maintaining full alertness. As the mind settles, the body begins to rest very deeply.

Following meditation, the mind is more alert and calm, and thinking is clearer. With regular meditation, people find their energy levels increase and they can achieve more with less effort. As a result, work, play and relationships in general are easier and more rewarding.

Further Reading

There is a large and ever growing body of scientific evidence to substantiate the many benefits of meditation. Several reputable organizations have highlighted credible studies that attest to the many benefits of meditation.
Here are a few:

Harvard Medical School – “Mindfulness meditation may ease anxiety, mental stress”

UCLA – “Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, UCLA researchers say”

The New York Times – “How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body”

CNN – “Can meditation really slow aging?”

Here are some of my meditations articles to help you get started: