Few people in the world are unaffected by the events that transpire in their personal lives and around them. Whether dealing with anxiety due to the global pandemic or looking to shift toward a new path in life, the right meditation teacher can provide actionable insight to calm and guide us. The right meditation teacher can even help to unlock the potential we’ve kept hidden away from ourselves.
To move forward on your journey in life, follow these top meditation teachers in 2022!
- davidji – Globally Recognized Mindbody Health and Wellness Expert
Based in Southern California, davidji is a meditation master, a mindful-performance trainer and a best-selling author. To date he’s taught millions of people around the world how to connect to the stillness and silence that rests within through meditation, which is scientifically proven to reduce stress, manage anxiety, help you sleep better, improve relationships and heal our hearts.
davidji has long been recognized as the creator of the original 21-day meditation process – something that has inspired hundreds of similar experiences and challenges around the world. He earned the nickname “The Velvet Voice of Stillness” as he is considered to be the most prolific creator of guided meditations across the world. He has over 1,500 digital meditations and 16 albums to his credit, which have thus far received more than 25 million online streams on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube, just to name a few.
He has a particular passion for working with entrepreneurs and business leaders, something that was inspired by his own 20-year career in business, finance, mergers and acquisitions and similar high stress situations.
Those interested in learning more can keep up with davidji on his Instagram account for up-to-date information. He also offers weekly in-person and virtual trainings, healing workshops, transformational retreats and teacher trainings.
- Andrew Johnson – Mindfulness & Behavioural Change Coach
Andrew Johnson is a mindfulness and behavioural change expert. A talented presenter and coach, Johnson has been helping people relax, change and create the lives they want. With over 26 years coaching experience, his work motivates and empowers people across the world and helps them cope with stress, overcome anxiety or fears, break habits – and achieve their full potential. Johnson and his business partner created and launched the world’s first meditation app in January 2009. Through his range of popular self-care recordings (19 million downloads/streams to date) and corporate workshops, Johnson is on a mission to inspire positive change and personal growth.
- Giovanni Dienstmann – Meditation Teacher and Self-Discipline Coach
The main purpose of meditation is to calm down, accept things, and just live in the moment—right?
Wrong. This is the main myth that Giovanni Dienstmann, author of Mindful Self-Discipline, wants to dispel. “Meditation is not only for you to love what you get“, he says, “but also for you to get what you love.” Feeling more grounded and being in the moment is just a small part of it.
If you are a type-A individual and want meditation not only for improving your wellbeing, but also for empowering you to achieve your goals, build important habits, and live a life more aligned with your deeper purpose, then Giovanni is the teacher for you.
He is most well-known for his work as the creator of Live and Dare—one of the most popular meditation blogs on the internet—and also for his free self-discipline classes on Insight Timer every Sunday, and the tight community that is growing around it.
If you are struggling to take more control of your time and life, so that you can begin ticking those more important long-term goals, Giovanni’s refreshing approach will feel like a breath of fresh air. The best way to get started is to get his latest book, Mindful Self-Discipline, and start a free trial on his app, which contains unique empowerment meditations and interactive tools.
“People will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
This quote perfectly applies to stress management expert, Kathryn Remati whose voice has been described as “a gift” by thousands of meditators around the world. You can download her popular Tranquil Me meditation app for iPhones and Androids, which she designed to allow as many people as possible to have peace in their pockets wherever they go.
If you want to meditate with Kathryn in person, join her at a Lighten Up Retreat! These retreats are for people interested in connecting with their inner and outer peace. Kathryn has a unique ability to help people get back on track mentally and physically. Her Lighten Up Retreat is just what the world needs right now. And it is not too late to sign up for the next one this November 2022 in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Then, it’s glamping under the stars in Baja, Mexico in February 2023.
- Dilpreet Bhatia – Creator of Meditative Mind App & Meditative Music Healer
Ancient meditation techniques, such as chanting, breathing and the use of mantras and music, not only grants the modern mind access to altered states of consciousness, it opens the door to a pharmaceutically free plethora of health benefits from anti-ageing to alleviating depression and anxiety.
On a mission to leave the world a better place than he found it through the creation of his spectacular accompaniments for all forms of meditation, healing and sleep, Dilpreet Bhatia, award winning composer and creator of Meditative Mind, an app, website and YouTube channel, left his finance career to answer his meditative musical calling in 2009.
Working at nothing less than a world class standard, Bhatia carefully selects each note to perfectly synchronise with specific chakras that serve a whole host of needs. Bhatia’s fine tuning of frequencies – rigorously rooted in a blissful combination of tradition and research, is what is most unique about his musical approach to meditation.
- Tyler Brown – Founder and Host of Wake Me Up Podcast
Start your day with the three most important M’s: Mindfulness, Meditation & Motivation. Tyler Brown is the Founder and Host of the Wake Me Up Podcast, considered the #1 Morning Routine podcast in the industry. Utilizing his own struggles fighting the snooze button, Brown decided to change his routine so that he could change his life.
After successfully integrating his life changes, Tyler would establish his podcast to help change the lives of others who struggled just like he did. Taking inspiration from Bob Ross, Tyler left behind his legal job to transition into the creative space, most recently becoming a certified yoga teacher.
What makes Tyler Brown and Wake Me Up different from your traditional podcast is simple: Tyler treats his listeners like close friends as he guides them through the tools and techniques required to live a better, happier, and more fulfilling life – all while waking up better in the morning!
To learn from Tyler and to quit hammering the snooze button every morning, head to Spotify or Apple Podcasts!
- Glenn Harrold – International Best-Selling Author and Developer of the Relax & Sleep Well App
As an international best-selling hypnotherapist and self-help author, Glenn Harold has always been a big believer in the power that meditation has to offer. Over the years he’s taken that passion and expertise and used it to develop the Relax and Sleep Well app – one that has currently helped more than four million people to date with no end in sight.
The Relax and Sleep Well app includes six free hypnosis and meditation recordings and 140 paid in Apps, all to help users over a wide variety of stress and anxiety issues and to help users sleep better at night. These powerful, deeply relaxing hypnotherapy sessions safely guide people on a journey into the deepest levels of self-hypnosis, and leave the most positive and lasting impression possible.
Overall, the app itself offers easy access to the very latest hypnotherapy techniques and utilises state-of-the-art digital recording technology. Glenn’s highly acclaimed hypnotic vocal techniques are available to everyone for the first time, and it also uses stereo-echoed affirmations, powerful background sound effects and more.
Those interested in downloading the Relax and Sleep Well app can do so now in the iTunes and Android App Stores. Personal sessions can also be booked with Glenn for more specific help via his official website
- Scott Shute – Operationalizing Compassion and Making Mindfulness Mainstream
Did you ever wonder how you can be a top performer, while at the same time feeling a sense of inner peace? Scott Shute is at the intersection of the workplace and ancient wisdom traditions. He has spent a lifetime blending these two worlds together, as an executive leading customer operations functions, and as a wisdom seeker and teacher. Now Scott now helps individuals, teams, and companies thrive.
Scott has been a pioneer in creating workplace mindfulness programs and advancing the discussion around compassion in the work context. In his most recent role at LinkedIn, Scott was the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion programs. His vision is to change work from the inside out by mainstreaming mindfulness and operationalizing compassion. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book “The Full Body Yes”. Scott is a masterful storyteller. His keynote speeches, like his book, are highly engaging, entertaining, and poignant. In addition to leading meditations
on Insight Timer and LinkedIn, Scott offers insightful workshops on Resilience, Mindset, and Operationalizing Compassion. If you or your organization is ready for transformation, contact Scott for speaking or coaching engagements.
- Mary Martin, PhD – Mindfulness Educator
Mary Martin, PhD has deep training and experience teaching trauma-sensitive mindfulness. She is certified by Mindful Schools to teach young people of all ages and trained by Brown University to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)—the course created by Jon Kabat-Zinn and first offered in 1979.
However, her nearly two decades of consulting in the Learning and Operation spaces within the financial services industry led her to create something novel. Mindfulness for Financial Advisors is a bespoke course for the unique needs of financial advisors interested in leading not with their technical or financial expertise, but with what makes them truly human. The curriculum includes deep listening, presence, authentic connection, compassion, as well as science-based habits for well-being, resilience, clarity, and groundedness, for both advisors and clients.
Follow Mary on Instagram to stay up-to-date with all of her classes, speaking engagements, and prolific writing. Her book, Mindfulness for Financial Advisors: A New Way of Being, is expected to launch in January 2022.
- Sasha Dingle – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher
Freeskiing World Tour Champion and professional skier, Sasha Dingle, is the Founder and Director of Mountain Mind Project. Sasha has spent her lifetime training her mind and body. Her teaching draws Freeskiing World Tour Champion and professional skier, Sasha Dingle, is the Founder and Director of Mountain Mind Project. Sasha has spent her lifetime training her mind and body. Her teaching draws from lessons found in mountaintop start gates, becoming familiar with her own mind. Sasha is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher by the UCSD School of Medicine MBPTI, U.S. Department of State Fulbright Fellow and Mind & Life Summer Research Institute Fellow. She is featured in Dr. Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence video courses.
Sasha is a daughter and granddaughter of Vietnam War refugees, and first followed her dad to yoga class at age eight. While studying psychology, the eastern psychology underpinning contemporary mindfulness programs resonated with the athlete in her – mindfulness is trainable and body-based. As a ski and mountain bike athlete, Sasha has competed internationally on the Freeskiing World Tour, Freeride World Tour, Enduro World Series and Alpine Ski Racing NorAm circuit. Sasha’s background in world-class action sports competition intersects with her meditation practice and experience in leadership development for accessible programs to train the mind. She loves the mental game and works with athletes and anyone who wants to train their mind like one.