My Silatha Journey began when I discovered meditation, and the calm and fulfilment it could bring to my busy, daily routine. Living, loving and breathing this new rhythm, has been the most beautiful gift in my life. I wish to share the Silatha Journey, enable you to light your inner glow and feel the difference in your life.’ Silatha Founder, Veroniek Vermeulen.
‘It all started in 2011, when I took time out from my career in senior corporate management, for a meditation retreat in Nepal. ‘I loved my job and enjoyed success, but I felt life was leading me. I wanted to regain control and consciously lead my life.
In the Himalayas, I had a life-changing realisation. I felt what it meant to be in the present moment. By contrast, our modern lifestyles are busy and preoccupied, we spend half of our time thinking about the past or future, rather than being in the moment.
I understood how meditation enables consciousness and peace, and this motivated me to transform the way I live my life.
In our modern Western lives, there is always more to desire and this is, by nature, deeply unfulfilling. Meditation offers an alternative, to connect inwards. It allows us to nurture our own inner quality and strengths for long-term pleasure and true fulfilment.
I continued my learning with retreats in monasteries in Vietnam and Myanmar, although I found the ‘glow’ was difficult to hold onto once back in everyday life. This is what sparked the idea to transform the ancient wisdom of meditation for modern lifestyles. This breathed life into the Silatha Journey.
I left my corporate career behind to self-fund Silatha. First, commissioning the transformation of the ancient mediation symbol the Dorje into a handcrafted necklace. Each set with one of ten gemstones that align to an inner quality to be nurtured.
Secondly, to make meditation easy to practice in everyday life, I developed the Silatha Meditation Course App with a series of guided meditations to introduce different techniques over 21 days. Learn to nurture your chosen quality and connect inwards, in about 15 minutes of practice each day.
I invite you to begin your own Silatha Journey and discover your inner source of lasting fulfilment and happiness.
A strong team behind Silatha makes it possible for you to experience this beautiful journey, please meet the fantastic Silatha team.
Ariadna - Rose Quartz
Ariadna is a PR and Communications Consultant with over 15 years of experience. Having worked for some of the world’s top PR agencies, she then moved into the wellbeing industry over 7 years ago following her long-standing passion towards yoga & holistic health. She combines her PR, communication and business skills gained in the corporate world with her deep appreciation for wellbeing.
Favourite Silatha series: Love and Compassion
Cocheene - Amethyst
Cocheene is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Australian femme who's love for meditation came at a very young age. She loves to produce and ingest conscious elevating content for all to savour and is always grateful to receive universal reminders to stay mindful. She is an avid foodie and sun-seeker (despite choosing to move London only recently).
Favourite Silatha series: Inner Power & Trust
Anni - Rose Quartz
Anni is an experienced yoga teacher, who loves sharing her knowledge of meditation and breathing techniques through yoga. Her study in economics and seeing the sometimes dysfunctioning business world, inspired her to support people in creating more balance between their work and inner being.
Favourite Silatha series: Breathing techniques
Youssef - Black Onyx
A passionate techie with a knack for development and learning new skills. Always curious about new technologies and solving problems in novel ways. In his free time he's an aspiring writer, traveler and martial artist which all made the love of meditations come to him naturally.
Favourite Silatha series: Emotional Stability & Letting Go
Martina - Black onyx
Extremely talented designer, with a long background in corporate design. Not only the most friendly designer you can imagine, one who things with you, and looks at the bigger picture. She is taking care of Silatha’s visual identity with her heart and soul.
Favourite Silatha series: Emotional Stability & Letting Go
Zephyr - Apache Tears
Zephyr Wildman has been a Senior Yoga Teacher in London since 2002. She integrates the transformative teachings of Rod Stryker’s Para Yoga and Richard Freeman’s Ashtanga method in her teaching. She has also conducted workshops globally using Doug Keller’s “The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga”.
Joanna - Well-being teacher
Joanna is a psychologist and a Certified Mindfulness Meditation & MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher. She is also wellness specialist and author of a stress reduction book. It's her mission to create more self-compassion and supporting people becoming more mindful, relaxed and happy.
Jazmin - Transformational Coach
Jazmin is a transformational coach, consultant, trainer, (TEDx) speaker, creative visionary, and performance artist. She is passionate about [self] expression, transformation, events and human dynamics. Her lively, inviting & entrepreneurial spirit supports individuals and companies to become aware of their limitations, and unleash their innate potential.
Kesha - Labradorite
With a background in advertising, social media and writing Kesha has helped produce content for many brands. She's passionate about using words and visuals to tell stories, and writes professionally and for leisure. Kesha loves working in the realm of wellbeing, as it helps people contemplate life and explore their potential. She is taking care of our Social Media.
Favourite Silatha series: Clarity & Realisation
Nicole - Coach and wonderful Spirit
Nicole is a certified Master Coach in NLP, TLT & Hypnosis, a Certified Law of Attraction Coach & Member of The International Coaching Federation (ICF). And author of the book “Why hasn’t anyone told me? The success factor that we were never taught”. Above all, she is always there to make you smile from the heart.
Favourite Silatha series: Peace & Balance
Kirilly Dawn - Writer & Mediation teacher
Kirilly is passionate about bringing people into a deeper connection with their heart, those of others and the natural world around us. She is a writer, yoga instructor, meditation guide and doula living a nomadic existence. She shares her heart in her words with Silatha blog readers and is grateful to be on the journey with them.