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Feb 2, 2017

Coby Kozlowski is a modern-day meditation and consciousness guru (though she would never describe herself that way). Ever humble, she’s amassed a lifetime of experience through working with teachers in the yogic, meditative, and consciousness realms over the past 25 years. Now a teacher of teachers, she has appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Magazine, and was named as “one of the 7 yoga teachers who has changed the practice [of yoga]”.

Known as a vibrant, well-spoken, relatable, and funny inspirational speaker, workshop leader, and storyteller, she has energy that draws you in and offers tangible nuggets of wisdom that leave you inspired and ready to jump start your life without punishing yourself along the way.

I went into this conversation with a list of questions. As it turns out, I only needed one,  “What is meditation?”. Coby’s answer was so engaging, thorough, and thought-provoking, that it took up almost our entire time together.

Her approach to meditation is so refreshingly different than what I’ve both learned through practice and read in books and articles, that it left me inspired to want to practice. Normally I think about meditation as something I need to do, I have to do because it’s so good for me, and that I should do more of because of its value to my life. But it’s never really been something I want to do, think I have time for, or look forward to doing. This conversation changed that completely.

Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Traditional meditation - a practice originally designed for monks
  • A new context of meditation  - choosing your path, no wrong making
  • The default mode of your brain - focusing on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and why that is important to know in your meditation practice.
  • “No internal spanking.” You’ll have to listen to understand :-)
  • Meditation as a “massage for your soul”, tending to a part of you as you would tend your garden
  • How to get started and what to do in your meditative experience.

This was truly a transformative conversation for me - shifting my almost 20-year old belief of the definition and requirements for meditation. Whether you’re an experienced meditator or are giving it a shot for the first time, I guarantee that there is something for you in this conversation.


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