Laura Poole is a Vedic meditation teacher, speaker, writer and community builder. She has trained intensively over the past decade with great masters in Australia, India and the United States. Based in Melbourne, Laura shares the wisdom of Vedic meditation, Vedanta and Ayurveda, making it relevant for living in today’s world. She is a truly dedicated leader and entrepreneur in the Melbourne meditation space, inspiring people to take care of their mental and physical health, while encouraging them to make a real difference in the world.
Passionate about community and aware of its transformative power, Laura brings people together in uplifting shared experiences through group workshops, events and retreats. Her intention is to share simple ‘how-to’ techniques for creating balance and harmony, while supporting people to live a heart based life in flow with nature.
Laura is the founder of Mahasoma - a movement that is creating a new cultural narrative through embodiment of wisdom and practice. She was also an original co-founder/co-creator of 1 Giant Mind Australia and its free 'Learn to Meditate' app.
My interest in meditation started when I was a teenager and at the age of 20 I learnt Vedic meditation as the stress of university life was taking a toll on my health. Although I was very efficient and successful in my work and study, I was experiencing low energy levels, digestive problems and varying degrees of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Basically I couldn’t work out how to turn my mind off and as a consequence, my body was in a constant state of stress.
After learning Vedic meditation, I saw a profound shift not only in my physical health but on a personal level too; feeling happier, more connected, less overwhelmed and more self-aware. I had found something I could do by myself, everyday, no matter where I was or what I was doing, that helped me manage my stress levels and get the deep rest my body was craving. It also opened me up to a whole new way of living.
I dived deep into the Vedic knowledge, which awoke within me the desire to study Vedic meditation and the Vedas – the teachings from which this 5,000 year-old body of wisdom is derived.
Over the past decade I’ve trained intensively with teachers in Australia, India and the United States, dedicating myself to the ancient Shankaracharya Saraswati lineage. My desire is to share the wisdom of meditation, Ayurveda and Vedanta, making it relevant for living in today’s world. I'm also passionate about creating community and supporting my students through their awakening experiences.
I’m now based in Melbourne teaching the simple and effortless art of Vedic meditation. I also run meditation retreats in India and Australia. For me, it's all about sharing simple ‘how-to’ techniques for creating balance and harmony while guiding you to live a radical and fiercely loving life in flow with nature.
To hear more of my story check out the interview I did on the Spiritual Tradie Podcast!