I am thrilled to be able to introduce this special person to you.
If you have been following my blog, have been on a retreat with me and when you read my book- you likely have or will notice frequent mentions by me of "my meditation teacher". When I say that, I am referring to Thom Knoles.
I first met him my second week in LA in 2006, when I was there to heal my body and mind from extensive stress and imbalance that had resulted in Crohn's Disease. I had never meditated before and always thought I was one of those people that just couldn't meditate. I would get stressed and anxious and silence made me uncomfortable.
As part of my healing, I knew old habits would have to break and so I opened up to everything. It was this openness to all experiences and invitations that led me into a stranger's living room in a small bungalow in Santa Monica where I first met Thom.
Since that day, I have been a regular meditator. My practice has wavered here and there but the effects of not meditating always bring me back to my practice.
When I received a message from Thom, telling me he would be coming from Toronto, it felt like a divine, serendipitous thing. I know that I need to reconnect with my Self as my own path shifts and also know that at this time, six years later, I have created a community amongst all of you whom are ready to receive this teacher and this practice.
I was honoured to have the opportunity to speak with Thom and continue to be astounded at what this practice brings into my life.
Please watch this interview in it's entirety. There is so much great info and insight!
Thom will be offering three free 1 hr information talks in Toronto the weekend of December 15th and 16th.
He will be here in my kitchen on Sunday, December 16th at 3:00pm
I hope you can join. I expect the kitchen will be very full. Please arrive between 2:30 and 3:00pm
If this time does not work for you, he will also be at 889 Yoga and Moksha Uptown. You can get more info on the other times and locales here.
Following this info session, you can decide whether you wish to take the full course. The program is offered on Monday December 17th-20th at 7am, 11am or 7pm (90 minutes/day at he time of your choice) in a private room at 18 Yorkville. You do not need to RSVP for the free talks. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly with any questions.