Hey, I’m Will and I’m the founding teacher at Beeja. I’m here to help each individual achieve balance, overcome any pain and trauma and ultimately enable them to achieve growth and success in all areas of life.
Meditation helps relieve issues such as stress, anxiety and depression while improving creativity and productivity, as well as having a host of other benefits.
We teach a particularly profound technique which is easy to do and fast-acting – so essential in our busy, fast-paced, world. It is so important to us that we pass on what we’ve learned in the most inspiring and empowering way possible, and we go to great lengths to ensure every individual gets all the support they need to really thrive.
When not teaching, I am busy working with educators, healthcare providers and charities, promoting meditation as a holistic response to many of our individual and societal challenges, and encouraging greater research into its effects on all aspects of our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
I found meditation 9 years ago after experiencing protracted stress-related insomnia. I randomly met a friend of a friend whose life had been transformed by Vedic meditation. Whilst sceptical, I felt compelled to give it a try and see if it was as good as it was cracked up to be. It had such a positive impact on every aspect of my life that I now dedicate my life to sharing this transformative knowledge with others.
When I started thinking about teaching meditation, I sensed that in order to deliver this knowledge in the most powerful ways, I needed to go to the source. A two and a half year global and spiritual odyssey with Jess ensued, meeting with many great masters from across the continents whilst receiving the highest standard of training from the pre-eminent master of Vedic meditation.
I discovered that no matter what the rituals and no matter how interesting, complex or hard core the rites of passage, the greatest and most powerful techniques were the simplest and easiest, available to everyone no matter what their circumstance. It just required the right teaching.
I spent 4 months completing the legendarily intensive Vedic meditation teacher training course. Upon graduation, I met up with Jess once more and we returned to Europe to begin sharing the remarkable fruits of our journey.
There’s a famous story in my family from when I was 2 years old, and my mum was desperately ill and barely able to move off of the couch. I was at home alone with her – my brother and sister at school – and I kept going up to my mum to see what was happening, but to little avail – she just had nothing to give.
After passing out for an hour or so, my mum awoke and instinctively called out for me. But there was no response. She called again and nothing. She got up from the couch and began to search from room to room, and as she searched our little home a rising sense of alarm came upon her. She ran out onto the street and started asking the neighbours and the kids in the street if they’d seen me, and two of the young boys said they’d seen me walking towards town.
Although overcome with illness, the protective instinct kicked in and she started walking towards town, desperately trying to track me down.
After about two miles, and with town beckoning, she found me, completely naked from the waist down, just my favourite little striped T-Shirt on and a huge shopping bag over my shoulder.
When she found me she was incredibly relieved but also angry with me that I’d ventured so far – when she asked what I was doing, my response was that I was on my way to the doctors to get her some medicine, and the bag was how I was going to carry it all home.
She broke down and wept, and gave me the biggest hug, and we walked back to our little house.
Looking back on that story, it’s clear to me how much I’ve always wanted to help people. And as my awareness of the world grew, I began to want to help the world too. It was just a question of how.
Meditation had such a profound impact on my life that within a year or so I felt that I should teach it. At the time I was thinking of becoming a school teacher, as I felt that empowering people with knowledge and skills was the best way to make a difference. However, when I spoke to teachers about it, the apparent bureaucracy suggested it wouldn’t have been a good fit.
The more I practised, the more my consciousness expanded. I became aware of the issues negatively affecting the world, and as I advanced it seemed change was possible. I realised that for me, by far the most meaningful impact I could have on the world would be to help people overcome the stress and strain that is creating the collective ‘me first’ dynamic in the world.
I don’t think any of us question the fact that the world needs to change. It’s simply a question of how. For me and the team here at Beeja, it is glaringly obvious that it all springs back to consciousness, and so we are dedicating our lives to working in this field. As one of my heroes once said:
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”