Testimonials

 

“Matt makes the whole idea of meditation accessible. With a down-to-earth approach and sense of humour, he makes sense of what it’s all about.

Having tried meditation many times before, this is the first time I have actually been able stick at it. Now I cant imagine life without it.

He has built a lovely community with regular group meditations. The meet-ups in particular make it a lot easier to keep up with the practice. I couldn’t recommend Vedic meditation and Matt enough!”

Elaine, Designer

 

“At last! A no-nonsense approach to meditation! Great opening course, great community of people with regular meet-ups that enable you to talk about everything to do with meditation and beyond!”

Christian, Filmmaker

 

“There are no words to explain how incredibly life-changing the work Matt shared with me has been. All I can say is do it. It’s the best investment in yourself you will ever make.”

Michelle, Prenatal Yoga Teacher & Birth Coach

 

“I’ve been doing meditation with Matt since 2012 after having my first child. I found it life-saving! It has completely changed my life for the better. It’s so easy to learn and you can do it on your time. I also love the Monday night mediation group meetings. They are informative and inspiring. Monday is now my favourite day of the week!”

Sheila, Jewellery Designer and Mother

 

“Matt taught my wife and I to mediate a couple of years ago. He has also generously taught our 2 kids (10 and 8 years old). Matt is cool and a great teacher. He is ALWAYS available to run things past. I highly recommend you get along to one of his intro talks if you’re thinking about meditation.”

Richard, Recruitment Consultant & Boxing Trainer

 

“After 4 years of trying to conceive, a miscarriage at 12 weeks, 5 failed IVF attempts and a rollercoaster of emotions from unexplained infertility, on Thursday 20th August 2015 our little miracle, our ray of light, Isabella Clare was born.

My sister had been telling me for months I needed to learn Vedic Meditation but I kept saying I was ‘too busy’. I mentioned it to my nutritionist in May 2014 and she gave me Matt’s contact details but I didn’t do anything until our last failed IVF cycle in September 2014, when I decided I needed to learn how to calm my mind and control my emotions.

We were in Melbourne for the AFL grand final and watched the Swans lose miserably but that’s another story. I emailed Matt and organised to attend the free intro talk on the Monday night at 8pm but said I was unsure if I’d make it as my flight arrived at 7:15pm. On the flight home I was reading ‘The Beast’ and was surprised to see a picture of Matt and an article about meditating. Was this a sign? My flight was on time, we drove straight from the airport to Matt’s place and I made the intro talk. I signed up for the 4 day course that night and started the course the following day. Since then I meditate twice a day for 20 minutes. Amazingly for us, I got pregnant naturally in my second month of meditating.

I am so grateful for our little bundle of joy. She is a little miracle that I know without a doubt meditating helped bring her to me.”

Anita, New Mum

 

“Simply life changing! It took me just one week to learn how to meditate. The regular meet-ups are great for sharing experiences and learning more about meditation. A great community atmosphere.”

Shaun, Digital Marketing

 

“Amazing. Beautiful people, beautiful place, beautiful practice…highly recommended.”

Radhika, Mum

 

“This journey is like no other, I honestly believe I could not have found a better teacher. Everything was broken down simply and each experience was divine in it’s own way. I have already seen so many benefits! This is my new life, I feel wonderful”

Sarah, Navy Officer

 

“This course has quite literally been one of the most positive life changing events for me!
Starting to practice yoga many years ago was my previous massive positive change….
But due to my job, and life’s ups and downs and stresses in general, I found yoga alone wasn’t enough to keep my mind at peace at all times. So I decided to do this course (after trying many other techniques of meditation that didn’t resonate with me over many years) and I’m soooo grateful I did. Matt has a wonderful way of teaching … he is so positive, enthusiastic, humble and not judgmental or too serious. The course was fun, and enligtening simultaneously. The benefits since learning how to meditate with him (and keeping it up on a regular basis) have been soooooo incredible I can’t recommend it highly enough. My stress levels are now under control, I feel so much more at peace, have clarity of mind and just feel so much more positive and productive. Very grateful indeed for having learnt this technique of meditation… Thanks Matt, legend you!! xxx”

Annalise, Designer, Charity Ambassador, Model

 

“Matt is a great teacher and has really helped me to find a meditation practice that is worthwhile and rewarding!”

Antonia, Student

 

“It took me a while to find the right meditation teacher. When I met Matt I had no hesitations about doing his course. He is down to earth, straight talking and actually quite a funny guy! He was also kind enough to squeeze me in and reschedule his week so that I could do the course before heading off on my travels. I was away for over a year, over that time I have changed my life, career but most importantly my outlook on life. I love the group sessions at the centre. It’s a wonderfully warm and welcoming place and always has a lovely bunch of like-minded people coming through. The morning meditation groups at the beach are such an amazing way to start the day, plus he makes a lovely cuppa chai. I would highly recommend Bondi Meditation Centre to anyone thinking about starting up a meditation practice.”

Carly, Yoga Teacher, Traveller

 

“I’ve been practising Vedic Meditation for 16 years and I was lucky enough to meet Matt through a friend who was so inspired by his teachings. He’s such an authentic and devoted teacher with a great sense of humour. His sunrise meditations at Bondi Beach are very special and worth getting out of bed early for (plus Matt’s homemade Chai is also a great start to the day!) I would highly recommend the Bondi Meditation Centre for anyone wishing to learn meditation!”

Jules, Long-term Meditator

 

“Spending time with Matt at Bondi Meditation Centre over the past few years has had such a deep and positive impact on my life. Matt has taught me to reconnect with myself and the rest of the world through meditation.”

Michael, Bondi Rescue

 

“Matt is a brilliant teacher and an even better guy! Just being around him relaxes you. If you’ve ever considered doing meditation this is the place to go. You get a life long teacher in Matt….”

Reece, Engineer

 

“Matt’s real-life approach to this ancient tradition is filled with a unique blend of sincerity, wisdom and unrelenting British humour. Vedic meditation has been the perfect vehicle to take some of the bumps out of this crazy ride. If you’re seeking a greater connection and want to move towards contentment …. get involved!!”

Don, Business Owner

 

“Vedic meditation is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Having been introduced to the practice by Matt 2 years ago, I knew I was in very good hands as his continual nurturing and open door policy of discussing your own personal journey has no bounds. He has been there, seen it and done it in all facets of his professional and personal life, which struck a personal chord with myself, as he can relate to the stresses and strains that build up in our busy lives. Having recently attended a ‘lapsed meditators’ group session at the very chilled Bondi HQ, Matt guided a number of us through our ‘excuses’ with a cup of Chai, a smile on his face and practical solutions in getting us back on the road to bliss”

John, Recruitment Business Owner

 

“Matt makes the whole idea of meditation accessible. With a down to earth approach and his funny sense of humour, he makes sense of what its all about.

Having tried meditation many times before, this is the first time I have actually been able stick to meditating. I cant imagine life without it.

He has built a lovely community with regular group meditations. The meet ups in particular make it a lot easier to keep up with the practice. I couldn’t recommend Vedic meditation and Matt enough!!”

 

“One of the most precious gifts I have ever been given… In the few months i have been practising, I can already see the profound effects meditation has had on me, my family & my overall approach to life. As a busy mum of 3 little ones, life can get pretty crazy, so the 20 mins 2 x day of “me time” is particularly special & allows me the inner calm to better deal with & appreciate what each day brings. There is nothing quite like the feeling of a natural high & Matt’s easy going nature, insightful analogies & passion for teaching are all part of the charming experience….”

Virginia, Mother of 3

 

“Matt brings a very welcoming, uncontrived style to teaching meditation. I loved the course. Thanks for giving me something that will stay with me forever.”

Trevor, Photographer

 

“I came to Vedic meditation knowing I couldn’t continue to live life the way I always had, and nine months & a wild carpet ride later, I know I’m on my way to lasting change. Not always blissful, not always comfortable, it’s deeply worthwhile nonetheless, and Matt’s been there from day one with honesty, wisdom and perspective-shifting support. I’ve found a lifelong practice with a refreshingly real teacher, and know I’ve got one hell of an always deepening, always-giving toolkit to help me face & grow through every challenge from now on.”

Ottilie, Journalist

 

“After 4 years of trying to conceive, a miscarriage at 12 weeks, 5 failed IVF attempts and a rollercoaster of emotions from unexplained infertility, on Thursday 20th August 2015 our little miracle, our ray of light, Isabella Clare was born.

My sister had been telling me for months I needed to learn Vedic Meditation but I kept saying I was ‘too busy’. I mentioned it to my nutritionist in May 2014 and she gave me Matt’s contact details but I didn’t do anything until our last failed IVF cycle in September 2014, when I decided I needed to learn how to calm my mind and control my emotions.

We were in Melbourne for the AFL grand final and watched the Swans lose miserably but that’s another story. I emailed Matt and organised to attend the free intro talk on the Monday night at 8pm but said I was unsure if I’d make it as my flight arrived at 7:15pm. On the flight home I was reading ‘The Beast’ and was surprised to see a picture of Matt and an article about meditating. Was this a sign? My flight was on time, we drove straight from the airport to Matt’s place and I made the intro talk. I signed up for the 4 day course that night and started the course the following day. Since then I meditate twice a day for 20 minutes. Amazingly for us, I got pregnant naturally in my second month of meditating.

I am so grateful for our little bundle of joy. She is a little miracle that I know without a doubt meditating helped bring her to me.”

Anita, New Mum

 

“My husband and I attended the introductory talk which was very informal and immediately felt relaxed in Matt’s company. After hearing what Matt had to say we were very interested but thought the course might be a problem for us as we were only in Sydney for a couple weeks. Matt reassured us we would be qualified meditators in 4 days! So we signed up there and then.

The sessions that followed were great, Matt was very welcoming and I always left feeling very calm and good about the progress made. Matt teaches and explains things in a very clear a precise manner and makes you feel at ease to ask any questions you may have. Meditation is now a part of my everyday life and I wish I had found it sooner. I am already noticing a difference and am looking forward to more! Thanks Matt.”

Gemma, Dancer

 

“Matt is a wonderful teacher. He made the process of learning to meditate easy and straightforward. And he really cares about his students. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone wanting to learn to meditate.”

Gillian, Research Manager

 

“As a new meditator, I half expected that I would never be able to still my mind and that perhaps my enthusiasm would wane pretty quickly! To my surprise and under the guidance of Matt, I have taken this ancient meditation practice into my life and feel I have embarked on my own personal journey seeking out the wisdom that this practice brings.

On that note, it is a journey that is gently guided by Matt through his wonderful space that is Bondi Meditation Centre. Matt’s ability to share his passion, and knowledge in such an effortless way is making this journey all the more pleasurable. He’s also very funny and down to earth and this resonates with me completely.

So I feel that I’ve stumbled upon something really quite special and the subtle effects are already beginning to show in many areas of my life.

I’m still new to this, I still can’t still my mind sometimes but my enthusiasm definitely has not waned and is only growing stronger!!!”

Toni, Event Manager

 

“This technique is an essential tool for those pursuing a career in creative industries. The Bondi Meditation Centre is the perfect location to study comfortably. The bright-and-airy interior coupled with the excellent and at times humorous tuition from Matt, enabled us to completely shed our tangles with the material world and direct the full extent of our attention to within. “

Matthew, Film Maker

 

“I did the Vedic Meditation course over 2 years ago and had lost touch with it. Matt re-introduced me to it recently through his group meditations. Matt’s understanding and teaching has helped me find my routine again. His approach is simple and makes me want to learn more. His availability as a teacher is comforting, and the environment is warm and inviting. I’d recommend Bondi Meditation to anyone looking to learn a simple way to meditate and have a better quality of life..”

Trent, Real Estate Agent

 

“Matt has inspired me to incorporate regular meditation into my everyday life. The changes have been subtle and powerful as I notice the new ways I have of responding to stress, which help me and those around me.”

Jill, Relationship Counsellor