“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” -Buddha
“I sit here basking in the glow and joy from all the evenings shared together. The experience was so much more than I had expected. The meditations left me so blissful, joyful and as if all the parts of me were somehow brought back into my being. I desire to continue learning in this JOYFUL way…full of love and laughter! I hope to share this with all I come in contact with through my actions, as you have done with us. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us, but more than that, thank you for showing us through your grace, joy and beauty what it looks like to gather up all that we are and shine from within.” -Carol Jimenez
“I sincerely appreciated your passion in this class about what you love, which radiates from your face and body! For me, that was inspirational and motivating. I came for an experience of reviving my focus on bringing meditation back to my life and adding the wisdom of the chakras to my body sensitivity. Your down-to-earth teaching approach, along with your beautiful, spiritually uplifting style has touched me in a wonderful way which I know will always be in my heart and my practice. My heartfelt gratitude to you!” -Carole Edwards
“When I signed up for Carmen’s class, I was aimless and ill at ease with myself. Slowly, I felt my heart opening again and overflowing with the joy of reconnecting with my higher self. Now, back at home, I am actually making time each day to meditate and sample some of the many techniques that she offered so lovingly. Thank you, Carmen, for opening up doors for me! With love and appreciation.” -Holly G.
“I attended your meditation workshop at Rising Lotus on Sunday. Your presence is absolutely radiant! I’ve been practicing meditation independently for some time now, yet I’ve been searching for a mentor that presented meditation in a way that is joyous and light rather than intimidating and heavy. Thank you so much for an inspiring afternoon!”
“Carmen is one of the most loving, gentle people I’ve ever met. But don’t be fooled. She also has a good sense of humor. I was somewhat of a skeptic going in, but after a few weeks of her class, I noticed that I was calmer, less judgmental and tense and had lightened up.” -Tzipporah S.
“You are truly an inspiration to me in a tremendous way… and although I do wish to have known you for longer, I know that the universe has brought me to you at the perfect time. I am in immense transition in my life at the moment and you are reminding me to embrace that. I am so thankful to share meditation with you and really do feel blessed to hear your wisdom. I appreciate it more than I can express. The meditation class today was very grounding and I continue to remind myself to remain in the state of acceptance. Namaste. So grateful.” -Tammy Laurette
“Thank you for opening your house to so many people and teaching meditation. It has been such a great gift for me personally. Your teachings and perspective have had a very positive impact on my life. I feel so great after I see you and we talk and meditate–thank you, thank you, thank you!! Your influence has also helped me have success in my work and personal life. I recently got promoted and feel like my relationships are more fulfilling. I am blessed to have met you. You have a very special gift. Your talks and your guided meditations are amazing.” -Surekha B.
“I had the pleasure of attending your meditation on Sunday. I thought the experience was truly amazing! I am from San Diego and came to the L.A. area to visit for the weekend. Jamie has been telling my about your meditation classes and I am SO glad I had the opportunity to experience a session with her, led by you! Your energy is gravitating and beautiful! The class made me feel so peaceful and helped me renew my own energy. I felt so introspective after class…my heart was filled with so much peace, love, gratitude, balance and contentment. I felt SO good that I can’t even describe it in words…I just wanted to smile for the rest of the day! So, I thank YOU!!!” -Jennifer Sulkin
“You have made such a difference in my daily life by sharing your wisdom. I have told my children all about the meditation class, and they are eager to learn as well. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, strength, and hope. You are a bright light.” -Caroline O’Neil
“Tonight was another great class. I made a conscious decision to just let go! I truly felt real bliss tonight! You Have a real gift in teaching & I feel it comes right from the heart!.” -Vince
“I am enjoying your meditation class immensely. You are such a beautiful spirit with so much love and wisdom to spread and sharing your joy at Kirtan was pretty special too! Thank you so much for the amazing light you give to the world.” -S.E.
“Thank you for the beautiful class today – it felt great to get the mind, body, and spirit calibrated.” -Drew C.
“You are an inspiration and building a foundation of light that shines brightly for many, many people searching for truth within themselves.” -Annie Rikel
“Thanks for the delightful evening. Loved exploring new ways of going inside. Your presence and presentation were both appreciated.” -Audrey Philpot
“Just wanted to thank you for the most wonderful workshop on Sunday! I am so glad we had a full house, it should be like that every time. You are such an amazing teacher – everyone would meditate more after going through your workshops. The energy was buzzing in that room on Sunday.” -Martha
“Many thanks for this information, for your generosity of spirit and your warmth. Your guidance means more to me than I can express.” In gratitude -Jane Awni
“You are so wonderful and blessed. I want you to know that I have not been in the hospital since March 21, not even a trip to the ER. I have you to thank for that. You have given me so many tools and lots of love. There is a special place in my heart just for you!” -Nichol Romans
“Thank you for that relaxing and enlightening class.” -Isabelle Bryer
“I have loved your classes and your energy, and each of us has used the tools that you taught to help us in every day living.” -Jamie Hilao
“I greatly enjoyed your meditation class and I can’t wait until the next. My body and mind felt incredible after the session!” -Drew Christopher
“Thank you for preparing me for the ultimate natural childbirth experience. All the tools and techniques you taught me really worked. Thank you so much of everything but especially for being you.” With all our love Shalimar, Bryan and Max
“Your meditation class was wonderful and I had such a great experience. Your warmth and happiness is contagious!” -Allison Coleman
“Carmen radiates love, bliss and compassion. She ignites positivity in my mind, body, and soul.” -Natalie H.
“Bring back a true connection with your inner being. Compassion, joy and health. Very grateful and aware.” -Jessey
“I attended your meditation class and absolutely loved it!! What a wonderful energy and such practical tools for future practice. The class was amazing!” -M. E.
“I just wanted to again thank you for a wonderful meditation session today. Your skills plus your warmth and genuine personality make it so desirable…even for a stranger in the group.” -P.T.
“Nourishing the Feminine was such an inspiring, creative, joyful and deeply transformative experience – as women, we need so much more of this in our lives!!” -Stella Davies
“The Nourishing the Feminine workshop was one of the loveliest Saturdays I’ve had in a long time! It was soulful, grounding, energizing, and allowed me to go deeply inside and reconnect with deeper parts of myself. The activities of the day were very well-rounded, and it was a great way to connect joyfully with a delightful group of women.” -Lisa Feinstein
“I want to thank you for organizing a get-together at your beautiful home that you’ve so generously shared with all of us for the past years. That was truly appreciated. All these years, like a magician, you created for us out of your home a little oasis, a haven of serenity, joy and laughter, which we were all so much in need of. At each of these meetings you effortlessly created this magical moment to counteract all the external stimuli we are constantly bombarded with.” -Dominique
“All my life I have searched for my true spiritual being. Finally I realized I had to look inside and accept all that was there. I had tried other meditations but nothing absolutely nothing compared to this experience. Each meditation taught me something. The most powerful was when I realized I was resisting fear-then something happened-so freeing. It is just impossible for me to explain this experience – definitely life altering.” -S. H.
“Experiencing meditation workshop for the first time was life changing. As a 13 year old student, it allowed me to view life and school from a different perspective. Everything seemed more alive, more joyful, and a lot less stressful. And so here I am, a year later, taking the program for a second time, and receiving the bliss again. Have been truly blessed to have discovered such a transforming program.” -C. Z.
‘I began my journey few years ago and was always looking for a book, cd, or a teacher to teach me how to meditate. I have to say that today I found what I was looking for. Thank you for this great experience.” -Behjat Khani
‘Carmen’s knowledge and passion is a huge inspiration to learn the tools for your personal transformation. Don’t miss it!” -Isabel Snyder
“I was able to truly dissolve into the moment, with fewer distracting thoughts. Thank you for this illuminating experiences.” -Debbie Haig
“I feel so light, free-spirited, on the right path to become one with myself. The meditation workshop was eye-opening not only to my own eyes, but helped me understand others. ” -R. P.
“I gained insight to quieting my mind, and being in the moment.” -Raquel
“I feel greatly cleansed from deep within my being.” -Nalini
“The techniques that are taught are so different from what I thought meditation was about. Carmen teaches you with clarity and simplicity. It is life changing, freeing and so much fun.” -Suzanne Courtney
“The various meditations were profound, intense and yet liberating and look forward to continuing further growth through these methods.” -Sylva Estrada Antoun
“It’s like nothing I’ve experience before.” -J. J.
“A spiritual culinary experience at its very best this is what our Love, Pray and Eat workshop was! Being introduced to Ayurveda for the first time, I just could not learn enough about satvic food and recipes! Everything combined with Carmen’s love for cooking and meditating before we ate all the tasty dishes she prepared for us! I can’t just wait for the next workshop and my awareness about cooking with love and eating the food my body really needs grew tremendously! Thank you Carmen for such a meaningful and blessed workshop.” -Alina Avalos
“The energy brought forth by all who participated in this sacred space allowed me to accelerate my thoughts into stillness. A true testament to the power of a collective one!” -Donna
“Meditation class was terrific. Very inspirational. We will be back!” -Vicki Nussbaum
“I can’t express enough how much you truly mean to me and the incredible impact you had on my childbirth experience! I will never forget the moments we shared leading up to Maxwells birth. You made all the difference in my labor experience along with the calm disposition in both me and my child then and now. We’re both so happy and healthy because of you. You are such an amazing person filled with so much positive energy you radiate everywhere you go. Because of you our world is a better place and you make everything more beautiful. Thank you forever for that and for being there for us. I am eternally grateful for you Carmen Joy and I love you.” -Shalimar
“It is wonderful being in your meditation class – it’s everything I hoped it would be and so much more.” -Robin Renick