To normalise meditation and get as many people doing it as possible. So many of us are missing out due to lack of understanding or resistance from the weird stigma attached to it.
I had never felt like I was operating at my fullest potential...
As you can see I’m not a robe kind of guy, but I don't mind the ripped jean.
I’m a skeptic and had always associated meditation with religion or having to join a cult. I was also under the illusion that meditation and mindset practices were about clearing your thoughts which is basically impossible, there is so much more to it, and it’s easy.
Throughout my life both at work and socially, I had never felt like I was operating at my fullest potential. I always felt I could be more productive, happier, creative and calm.
The turning point in me deciding to learn to meditate was when I realised that experiencing anxiety and negative thoughts weren’t things we just had to push through. I saw the science supporting meditation and the importance of looking after our brain and nervous systems, and figured out that not only do most of the high performers around the world meditate, but you can do it anywhere and still remain engaged in the world.
After experiencing the benefits both personally and in people around me I decided to learn to become a teacher. To do this I had over three years of daily practice under my belt and then undertook another 18 months of study delving into Vedic Philosophy, the Neuroscience of Stress Release and further daily advanced meditation.
Make your own rules
The Maverick Equation
"A Maverick thinks and behaves independent of the masses. The Maverick Mind is one that isn’t held back by fear, old patterns and conditioning, it is free, expansive and operates in its own unique way"
The current landscape of the ‘spiritual’, meditation and mindset space can feel...
~ Insular, separate from the rest of the world
~ Judgmental to those not ‘in’ the space
~ Mystical, that it is some weird thing that you keep private
~ Unrealistic. The vision and ideals often put forward aren’t realistic or even desirable to the majority of the population
~ Hierarchical with ‘gurus’ and teachers acting like they are above others
The Maverick Way
~ You become more engaged with the world, it is open to everyone
~ Inclusive. No matter your religious beliefs, up bringing, skin colour, sex preference you can be part of this. No teacher or guru is above others. #meditatewhereyouare
~ Clear on investment. Should you charge for this? I have spent years practicing, studying and investing in my knowledge to deliver something that has the ability to transform peoples experience of life for the better. The value is there plus some. The question is are you willing to invest in yourself?
JANOAH VAN KEKEM
Speaking & Events
Speaking & Events
Janoah is one of Australia's most forward thinking meditation teachers & mentors. He is a thought leader, who integrated the balance between performance, lifestyle & spirituality. Want him to speak at your next event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org