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The Self Awareness Academy is a non-profit organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. It has been established to support people who seek a deep understanding about themselves and the world they live in.
The Academy is dedicated to helping people gain clarity, vitality, inner peace and presence of mind by discovering their purpose in life and awakening to their true Self within.
The Academy conducts classes, courses, workshops and retreats in Perth and Sydney, which are based on Vedanta — an ancient philosophy that originated in Himalayas over 10,000 years ago.
The Academy's foundation is built on 3 Vedanta practices or Yogas:
• Service (Karma Yoga)
• Love (Bhakti Yoga)
• Self Knowledge (Gnana Yoga)
By learning and practicing the 3 Yogas you will live an abundant life filled with peace, love, joy and contentment.
What people are saying
"It's not often I rate anything as 5 star, but for me the intellectual growth and realisations I am experiencing are having a profound effect on my life and way of living as a whole. What else could be considered 5 star?
For anyone who feels there is a place in their life for spiritual growth come along. For anyone who feels there is no place for spiritual growth in their life come along. Until you come along and experience this Meetup you will never know how it can inspire your own growth.
I look forward to spending time with such a cool bunch of people every week. As long as there is a cushion on the floor or a squeezy spot on the sofa I'll be coming along." — Will
"I'm your quintessential Aussie guy. Cheeky, enjoys a beer, loves playing and watching footy. Yet I stumbled across a more spiritual side recently — by accident or perhaps by design.
I've starting implementing small changes in my life that I’ve been exposed to through Meredith's knowledge and I can honestly say in my head and my heart feel different — my sense of being feels much clearer and more positive.
The message generally is pretty simple. Set a spiritual goal, not material; do the right thing now and you'll set yourself up for a better tomorrow; do service for the community without want; watch your thoughts, reflect on your day, rest peacefully and start each day reading something inspirational.
I hope one day I can truly find myself. There are loads more topics, and I've touched on a fraction of them. The first milestone is to make a start. Come along and it’ll make more sense." — Andrew
“Since my first encounter with this class I have made it my priority to drop whatever I am doing to attend. It is definitely the most valuable hour in my entire week. I leave the class feeling on top of the world—all my petty worries and anxieties fall away and I am refocused and clear on what I have to do.” — Jazz
"I came away from last week’s class wishing I had caught it all on video for everyone to see. I was enthralled at the stimulating conversation. The teacher, Meredith Forder, PACKED the class full of lessons that we can take away and use for a happy and inspiring life. Much like the Vedanta Treatise has QUALITY at every turn of the page, she too has that at every thought she shares. I can’t wait for the next class." — Lee
“To best sum up the benefit I have derived from this class is to plagiarise the lyrics from Amazing Grace, namely “I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.” What a relief, after decades of stumbling around in the dark, to finally understand the purpose of life. How liberating it has been to learn how to embrace life’s challenges with open arms and to love “what is” rather than constantly trying to swim against the tide.” — Fran
"This class is brilliant. It simply re-assures us that the intellect is the most powerful tool we have. I always come away feeling inspired and thinking about the next step I need to take to develop myself as a person. I have now been following/studying this knowledge for about 2 years and it has had a tremendous effect on my life. It has bought back my self confidence and I am now on the right track. Thank you Meredith for bringing this knowledge to all of us here in Perth." — Mike
Classes, courses etc are facilitated by Meredith Forder, who has studied and practiced the ancient wisdom of Vedanta, the source of Self Awareness, for 25 years.