Paths to Peace: Essential Guide to Yogic Meditation
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Paths to Peace: Essential Guide to Yogic Meditation

A step by step course to inspire a lasting personal practice using ancient and powerful Yogic meditation techniques.
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  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Easily develop a personal meditation practice
  • Be familiar with five powerful Yogic techniques to clear the mind
  • Have the tools and the support to create a successful and consistent meditation practice
  • Discover the right time to meditate, how often and how to choose the right method for your personal needs.
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  • No prior experience is required of any kind

Easily build a meditation a practice today!

Nurture a life rich with inner peace with this exciting online workshop.

Create a deeper connection to the Self, decrease anxiety, and be on your way to balance with this comprehensive meditation course taught by meditation expert and mala artist Saraswati.

In this course you will learn to invite subtle shifts immediately into your every day life with easy to implement Yogic meditation techniques. These ancient meditation methods are incredibly powerful and available to anyone!

Learn to lay the foundation of a successful and meaningful practice even if you have never meditated before or have had challenges quieting the mind in the past.

Just let Saraswati guide you with her easy to follow lectures on the most transformational yogic meditations available.

The good news? No meditation experience is necessary to take this course and anyone of any age can benefit from them!

Saraswati will be honored to lead you every step of the way, giving you the tools to create a practice that is consistent and identify which techniques are right for you on your unique personal journey.

This course is perfect for you if you seek to:

- Have a greater understanding of the Self

- Create a deeper connection to your personal spiritual path

- Decrease feelings of anxiety and worry

- Lower stress levels in your everyday life

- Improve your relationships and increase compassion

- Balance your emotions and act from a place that is less reactionary

Join Saraswati today and explore all aspects of meditation including the purpose of meditation, postures, pranayama (breathing exercises), mantras, malas (yes, those beautiful prayer beads!!), visual meditation and more.

We will address common obstacles to meditation and dig deep on how to inspire more consistency with Saraswati's one simple secret.

Plus a BONUS Meditation Journal!

Get a beautiful FREE meditation journal to print out as many times as you like to keep you inspired during your meditation sessions. This is one of the best tools to keep you focused and to gauge your progress and it is yours free upon joining the course.

Click "take this course" to the upper right of this page and get started right away.

You will have LIFETIME access to the course and all the materials, plus downloadable PDFs and, of course, the FREE meditation journal.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to meditate using Yogic techniques
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Curriculum For This Course
2 Lectures 02:41

A warm welcome to the course!

Preview 00:55

In this lecture we will cover some of the reasons why we meditate and the purpose of creating a meditation practice.

Preview 01:46
4 Lectures 10:05

Learn a wonderful way to begin each of your meditation sessions! Pranayama is a technique used to cleanse and calm the mind. We will be using this technique to prepare the mind for meditation.

Pranayama - Nadi Suddhi
Technique 1 - Japa Meditation
3 Lectures 04:41

In this lecture we will cover japa meditation, the ancient technique of using mantras to focus the mind.

Japa Meditation

Mantras For Meditation
2 pages

This is just an example of what a japa practice might be. Your recitation of the mantra is very personal, but this may give you an idea of how a mantra practice might flow.

Example of a Japa Practice
Technique 2 - Meditation with a Mala
2 Lectures 03:48

Learn the technique of meditating with mala beads. We will use these beads to chant our mantra and count to the divine number of 108.

Meditation with a Mala

How to Use A Mala
Technique 3 -Ajapa - Japa (Meditation with the Breath)
1 Lecture 01:41

This technique focuses mainly on the breath and the natural mantra that comes from the inhalation and exhalation.

Technique 4 - Visual Meditation
1 Lecture 02:33

We will learn how to use a visual aid to meditation to focus the mind and steady the thoughts.

Visual Meditation
Technique 5 - Self Inquiry
1 Lecture 02:24

This meditation technique appeals to the intellect, asking various questions to peel back the layers to the Truth.

Self Inquiry
Closing Your Meditation Session
1 Lecture 02:09

In this lecture, learn how to close your meditation session.

Closing Your Meditation Session
Obstacles to Meditation
1 Lecture 03:44

Here are some common obstacles to meditation with my recommendations on how to "solve" them.

Obstacles to Meditation
As you advance...
1 Lecture 01:31

Now that you have chosen the techniques that resonate, you can also combine techniques during your session.

Combining Techniques
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Lauren Saraswati Zavlunov
4.4 Average rating
45 Reviews
1,870 Students
4 Courses
Mala Artist, Social Media Maven, Meditation Expert


After the birth of her daughter, Saraswati transitioned from the the life of a freelance classical/experimental musician in NYC to quite another calling. In the sweet silence of the evenings, her yoga and meditation practice grew into something quite tangible and unique. She began developing a practice of intuitively creating custom japa malas and Yoga inspired jewelry for her online boutique Jewels of Saraswati.

Now a renowned mala artist, yogini, avid meditator and instructor, she loves to spread the love and light of malas during her online and live workshops.

Saraswati's malas and jewelry have been featured in magazines such as Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra Yoga + Health and her meditation articles have been published on Elephant Journal and MindBodyGreen. She has given well received workshops throughout the East Coast on meditation and Yoga topics.

In each of her workshops she endeavors to create a sacred space where her students can learn about the beautiful benefits of meditation and Yoga and have a safe environment for introspection and exploration.

As a social media maven, she loves to teach other jewelery artists the skills to create successful businesses online via social media. She is dedicated to helping them discover their authentic voice, boost their engagement and increase their revenue.