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Kelli is my personal meditation teacher, and has helped me in ways I can't begin to describe.  

She has a gift of breaking down the meditation process into an easy-to-understand way.

Simply put, learn from her. It will change your life for the better.

Stanley Zabar, Zabar's

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The course at The Meditation Class was life changing.

Every time I go, Kelli seems to answer all the questions I have about if I’m meditating right before I even ask them! I love the free refreshers that come with having gone through the program, and the ability to ‘begin again’ with my meditation practice and go back to basics with what Kelli has taught me.

With Kelli's ever-present guidance, Vedic meditation has had a wonderful impact on every area of my life - especially in the area of care and compassion with my myself and with those around me.

Marcella Withers

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If you are on the fence just ask yourself, what you have got to lose - all that anxiety that you hold throughout the day?

During a major transition in my life I met Kelli and heard about her approach. I decided to try it! Thank goodness I did!

I always knew my path thru life could be clearer if I could just slow my mind down. But when I tried meditation before Kelli’s class it never stuck - partly because I couldn’t find a way to incorporate the practice into my busy life.

I feel like this was a gift I gave to myself! I now can find time in each and every day for me. And now I find myself more present when I’m going through my day!

Best of all, I enjoy the little things more - like time with my kids and walks with my dog, because I can be fully present in those moments and take all the goodness in.

If you are anxious about this class, know that Kelli will work with you and make sure you can find a way to incorporate this practice into your life.

Meditation instruction and support for life - that is what you gain!”

Laura Wheeler

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The Meditation Class and Kelli Douglas are the real deal.

Kelli Douglas and The Meditation Class are exactly what you are looking for if you want to learn to meditate in a supportive and encouraging environment that is non judgmental and accepting. Kelli is warm and inviting, as is this meditation space. She is an extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher.”

Janet Schroeder

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Through Kelli's teachings, I've achieved better sleep, lessened my anxiety to compare other's social lives to mine, and gained a more macro view of my daily to-do's/process.

Vedic Meditation guides me to consumption of more productive and macro-conscious thoughts.

My past meditations were your typical, "I'm going to sit in a quiet room, listen to music, breath softly, and try to relax." This was as productive as a little nap, but not for re-centering my internal and external perspective, which was the goal.

Kelli's class not only showed me the ritualistic and spiritual power of Vedic Meditation through mantra but also how simply it could be introduced into my life and work!

There's a perception in “The City That Never Sleeps” that you always need to be making connections, making money, putting your interests first, pushing your way through to the next big thing, right? It's easy to get into that groove after just one subway ride down the 1 line during rush hour. Give yourself credit for where you are and how far you've come.

Take control of the decisions you've made and still can make, and let your mantra in Vedic Meditation be a light that you can commit to always turning on. That's what Kelli taught me, and that is why I will recommend her to anyone looking to create peace, acceptance, perspective, and re-centering in their life.

Sean Willey

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I now meditate 20 minutes twice a day without even thinking about it.

I knew for quite some time that I wanted to learn how to meditate. I dabbled here and there - sometimes with mindful meditation, other times with breath work - but it was never something I could commit to.

There were always excuses, distractions, or a feeling of, "Am I doing this right?!" whenever I would sit down to do it.

Then I heard about vedic meditation and was referred to Kelli by a friend whose description of the practice made it seem like it could be a good fit for me.

Kelli's class and way of teaching completely changed my perception of and feelings toward meditating. She has a gift for articulating challenging concepts in a way that students can readily grasp and start practicing right away.

Not only this, but she makes things FUN! She makes her students laugh and ensures we are not taking ourselves too seriously. This is in congruence with the effortlessness that is vedic meditation.

Kelli is my meditation teacher, but I refer to her as my "Meditation Mom" because she brings warmth, encouragement, and love to her interactions with you.

Having struggled with insomnia and restless sleep for years, my sleep quality has dramatically improved since learning vedic meditation. I also feel that my stress resilience has greatly improved.

You won't know what benefits you will reap until you try for yourself, so I encourage anyone who is considering learning to take Kelli's meditation class.”

Erin Sweeney

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Take the course! Your life will change in a positive way.

Kelli is awesome. She's a great teacher. She's patient and understanding. She's encouraging. Now I meditate 2x a day. I'm calmer and more relaxed. Things don't affect me the same way anymore. I feel better. I'm happier. And others have noticed these changes in me.

Alex Standish

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Honestly, even after just 3 days of meditating with Kelli, I feel more tapped into something. Vedic Meditation feels like a warm bath.

I feel like I’m in a lower gear, a more grounded gear.

Nine months later I can say it’s truly changed my life.

Before working with Kelli I felt, as someone once said, like a mouth looking for a scream. I was always irritable and unable to relax and enjoy life. And I felt unable to act from a centered place, it was easy for my fears to run my life, I felt a lack of power. It seemed like a lot of things that I wanted in life were just beyond my reach, and always had been.

I had tried to meditate off and on for over twenty years but I never enjoyed the experience and I definitely never kept it up even though, deep down, I knew I needed it.

Some friends directed to me to Kelli, and when I spoke with her what stuck with me was that she too had had the same experience with other forms of meditation but that this kind was totally different and, most importantly, really effortless. For me, effort and meditation had been inextricably linked.

I think the biggest change I’ve felt since taking Kelli’s class has been that restless anxiety has been replaced with a deep feeling of peace, similar to how I felt as a kid, lying on the grass looking up at the leaves of a tree with not a care in the world.

I also feel very connected the flow of life and things come to me easily. There is less striving and more allowing.

Finally, after decades of feeling chronically tired, I have more energy and feel much more deeply rested.

I’m excited to be on this meditation journey.

Liz Markus

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Kelli’s class is highly recommended. Five gold stars.

I am enormously grateful to Kelli and Vedic meditation, as I found the process easy to learn and, most importantly, easy to practice.

I took Kelli’s meditation class a year ago today, at a time when I was under great stress at work, including a difficult work relationship, and needed to find relief and calm.

For the past year, I have meditated almost every single morning, and have tried to meditate a second time each day as well, as instructed.

The benefits have become evident throughout the year and I am so thankful for meditation:

I can now find calm when I need to;

I can find relief from stress;

and I have the control to pause and offer considered responses—or not respond at all!—even to people and behaviors that annoy or anger me.

I have also had serious insights into my own behaviors and thought processes that I am sure are the result of meditation.

And on a simpler level, if I have a sleepless night, meditation restores me and I don’t feel tired all day. I start every day refreshed.

I had meditated before, years ago, but not stuck with it.

This time, after Kelli’s four-day class, I did. I’ve also gone back to Kelli’s studio a number of times for refreshers—it’s amazing that once someone has taken the course he or she can attend any session, any time, for free—and that also applies at any other Vedic studio, anywhere.

The course is a lifetime membership in calm, insight, and positivity.

Kelli is a great teacher—she’s funny, passionate, knowledgeable, clear in her explanations, and realistic in her expectations of her students. She’s obviously a lovely, warm, giving person.

She felt like a friend right away.

Marti Malovany

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I learned meditation from Kelli about 3 years ago and it was transformative for my life to say the least.

Her studio is gorgeous and full of natural light.. definitely a fantastic meditation teacher and a wonderful space to learn and do group meditations in. Highly recommend it!

Ian Love

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If you're looking to take your meditation to the next level or start a beautiful new practice, this class is it!

I took Kelli's class 3 years ago and would recommend it to anyone, especially New Yorkers.

I experienced immediate benefits, but have found the long term benefits of this meditaton to be exponential. The Vedic technique is simple but extremely powerful.

It is one of the most scientifically studied techniques, but the best part for me is that it is enjoyable. No rigid posture or effort allowed!

This technique gives me the energy to adapt to anything my day throws at me without getting stressed or making regretful emotional reactions.

Kelli is amazing teacher that can take this ancient technique and easily apply it to your modern day life.

If you have any interest in meditating at all--go to a free Intro Talk!!! Get yo mantra, change yo life.

Al Roth

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I recommend this class to all my patients!

Before I met Kelli, I’d been trying to meditate for well over ten years:

I read all the books, tried all the apps, went on retreats — but meditation was always very difficult for me. I didn’t understand it and couldn’t sit still for more than a few minutes.

After taking Kelli’s class, I’m able to fully and joyfully incorporate meditation into my life. Her teaching allowed me to grasp how to do it and also to move through the obstacles that prevented me from fully embracing meditation.

In the early days after her class, I found my anxiety level dropped and I had more resilience around the ups and downs of life.

As I've continued, I've become more calm & serene and less reactive. I look forward to the meditations, they're like little vacations in the midst of life in crazy NYC.

Since I learned Vedic meditation, I’ve gotten married and had a baby. I also have a very full medical practice. My life is busy!

Meditation has become even more crucial for me. It allows me to full stop and rest my mind and that daily drop in stress hormones is absolutely crucial to my well-being.

The positive shift in perspective I’ve had from ongoing meditation has changed the way I move through the world, for the better.

Learning meditation from Kelli has been a turning point in my life, and I hope everyone considering her class gives themselves this life-changing opportunity.

Dr. Maura

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I am so happy I found Kelli Douglas. She has changed my life and added a new dimension to the life I have.

Her expertise and knowledge has made it easy for me to learn and practice meditation. In this day and age we all need meditation and Kelli to show us the way.

Margarite Daloia

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