About Gita

Gita Nilforoush is the founder and director of Meditation for all ages.

Instructor

Mindfulness Instructor’s Bio & Course Offering

 Meet Gita, a seasoned mindfulness teacher and certified meditation instructor with over 25 years of dedicated study in Buddhism philosophy and meditation practices. She has had the privilege of learning from renowned meditation masters and teachers both nationally and internationally, attending numerous courses and retreats to deepen her understanding. After years of intensive study, Gita has graduated as a mindfulness meditation teacher, equipped with the knowledge and wisdom to guide others on their mindfulness journey.

Gita brings a wealth of experience beyond her mindfulness training. With a successful background in management and finance, she has served as a high-level executive and entrepreneur, gaining valuable skills that enrich her teaching approach. Her purpose is to make a positive difference in people’s quality of life and overall happiness, fostering individual well-being and contributing to the betterment of society as a whole.

Believing that meditation is a powerful tool for achieving balance and inner calmness, Gita guides her students towards peaceful coexistence with themselves and their surroundings. Her teachings encourage compassion, respect, nurturing, healing, and cooperation, emphasizing the profound interconnectedness that exists within all beings. Gita emphasizes that within each individual resides a source of intelligence and compassion, shaping the reality we experience based on our perceptions and understanding.

Gita feels a deep sense of responsibility to contribute to this collective understanding by educating and training the mind. Her aim is to bring about balance and harmony for the benefit of all, offering her unique teachings to those seeking a path of personal growth and transformation.

Gita’s commitment to her own growth and development is reflected in her extensive training and certifications. She completed a rigorous six-month meditation teacher training course with the esteemed Willpower Institute in Canada and Thailand, earning her Meditation Instructor Certificate. Additionally, she has furthered her training at the Mindful School in Emeryville, CA, specializing in Mindful Educator Essentials, Difficult Emotions, and Mindful Communication. Notably, Gita successfully completed the Mindful Teacher Year-Long certification program with Mindful Schools, earning the esteemed title of Mindful Schools Certified Mindfulness Instructor (CMI) as part of the class of 2017-2018.

Gita’s passion lies in sharing her profound mind training practices with her students, whether in-person or through online meditation sessions. She derives immense joy from witnessing the transformative impact of mindfulness in their lives, as it brings clarity and awareness to their minds.

Join Gita on this transformative journey towards mindfulness and self-discovery and experience the profound benefits of cultivating a calm and focused mind.

My Spiritual Journey

A Mindfulness journey to Self-Awareness & Helping Others

In September 2013, I embarked on a transformative journey by attending the six-month Meditation Instructor course at the esteemed Willpower Institute in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Little did I know that this unique meditation program would leave an indelible mark on my life, offering profound insights and empowering me to share the practice of mindfulness with others.

Having explored various meditation courses and teachings in the past, I was astounded by the in-depth study provided by the Meditation Teacher Training program at the Willpower Institute. Over the course of six months, we delved into three comprehensive handbooks that revealed the inner workings of the mind during meditation. With daily hour-long meditation sessions from Monday to Friday, and a commitment to continue practicing at home on weekends, I gained valuable tools to strengthen my mind, enhance concentration, and maintain emotional equilibrium.

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Following the completion of the meditation course, an unforgettable experience awaited me in Thailand. A group of us traveled to the breathtaking Doi-Inthanon mountains for a two-week Meditation Retreat. Surrounded by over 4,500 participants from Thailand, the United States, and Canada, we embarked on a spiritual adventure that would leave an indelible imprint on our souls.

The evenings at the Meditation Retreat were truly extraordinary. We joined together in collective meditation sessions, where the energy of over 4,500 individuals merged into a powerful force. Amidst the stillness and luminosity, a deep sense of peace and tranquility enveloped us. It was an experience that transcended individual practice, revealing the profound potential of group meditation to unlock new realms of awareness.

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During our hiking excursions in the scorching heat of the Doi-Inthanon mountains, we put our mindfulness training to the ultimate test. As we observed our thoughts and emotions, we stayed fully present in the moment. Despite the challenging conditions, we discovered that through diligent self-observation and meditation, we could let go of exhaustion, fatigue, and discomfort as they arose. This enabled us to tap into newfound reserves of energy and transform our minds.

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The transformative power of the Meditation Retreat and the comprehensive training received at Willpower Institute instilled within me a deep sense of responsibility. As Luangphor, our master, advised us through his books and talks, I felt eager and aspire to share this invaluable practice with others. Teaching meditation became not just a personal endeavor but a calling to offer the benefits of mindfulness to everyone, helping them lead happier, healthier, and more harmonious lives.

This gift has had a lasting impact on my life, equipping me with the tools to manage my emotions more effectively and cultivate a sense of inner balance and equanimity. The profound influence of this practice extends to both personal and professional aspects of life.

 

 

The journey I embarked on at Willpower Institute and the subsequent Meditation Retreat in Thailand were truly life-changing experiences. Through diligent study, collective meditation, and mindful hiking in the mountains, I discovered the power of mindfulness to transform the mind and navigate life’s challenges. The call to share this practice with others has become my guiding purpose, and I am forever grateful for the gift of learning to teach mindfulness at the Willpower Institute.

With compassion, Gita

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Meditation Testimonials

Here you will find some testimonials from our clients that have taken Meditation For All Ages Courses

Kevin N

“Where can I start about the amazing and life-changing benefits that I have experienced ever since I started taking classes at Meditation For All Ages? Mindfulness expert, Gita Nilforoush, teaches you how to incorporate meditation into your everyday life to improve your health and happiness. She has dedicated more than half of her life to studying, teaching, and advocating the benefits of mindfulness. She teaches you how to cultivate a mindfulness practice, reduce your stress, and soothe your thoughts with meditation and movement. Gita shares expert tips and guidance that meet you where you are. Let this class help you in making the most of being and also feeling alive.”

Emily, C

My 8 year old son, my 6 year old daughter, and I were desperate to find some peace in our afternoons.  Gita showed us how to breathe, get in touch with our feelings- physical and emotional, practice sending kind thoughts, and be mindful with daily activities like eating, walking, and seeing.  Gita has a wonderful and patient way of explaining things, and she was able to reach us all and help us manage our distractions.  She uses techniques and stories that interest children and we were given short activities we could practice at home to reinforce our learning. Now we communicate better and live more mindfully and we are so grateful!

Sofya V

I have been meditating for the past two years, mostly using guided meditation apps and attending group sessions. Although I benefited from those forms of meditation, it was not until I took a 9 week personalized mindful meditation course taught by Gita Nilforoush that my practice became disciplined and I finally learned what mindfulness really means. Gita is an excellent instructor, she made me feel so at ease, and I was looking forward to each meditation course because I knew I would learn yet another important tool to implement into my everyday life. Gita guided me week after week into various mindfulness practices and explained my personal hurdles in a way that made sense to me and I was immediately able to implement her teachings into my daily routine. Honestly, this course helped me more than seeing my therapist, or any other workshop/self improvement practice that I have tried in the past. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to take this course, and I absolutely recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their current practice or learn to meditate.

Faraz D

After going through a stormy period of life, I began experiencing anxiety. I reached out to Gita for help. She patiently worked with me and taught me how to meditate and apply different techniques when I experience anxiety. I also suffer from chronic body pain. Gita guided me to make a connection with inner body and send love to every cell. Thank you Gita. You thought me to send healing love to my painful body. It works. 

Shane P

Gita’s 8-week meditation course gave me the tools to effectively incorporate mindfulness into my daily challenges. As an experienced meditator, I did not think that meditation courses had much to offer me. However, I did struggle with consistency in my practice, which is arguably the most important component.

Gita took mindfulness down to the bare essentials, which made it easy for me to stay on track with my practice. Now I have a solid regular practice and I owe that to Gita’s simple program. Her relaxing presence was reassuring, helping me to build my daily routine. I still use her mini meditations daily; they are quick and leave me feeling refreshed and ready to attack my day!

Shiva A

I suffered from anxiety and panic attack almost everyday in two years. I tried everything to  reduce my pain and make them go away from me . I was under many medications for my panic attack and anxiety which I couldn’t live without them . My biggest fear was I running out of my pills or forgot to have them somewhere I go. I was so fortunate to see Gita and become familiar with the mindfulness meditation. She teaches me the best technique of breathing and bringing the awareness  to whole of my body . Gita’s 8 weeks meditation helps me to extend my kindness and more forgiveness towards first myself and then my friends. By learning her meditation I can control my stress and feeling peaceful .At the end , I cut all of my medications . I feel great  and very thankful for learning mindfulness meditation by Gita.

Rej P

Because Gita’s way is repeatable with ease, I have been able to drive greater focus to my goals. I am more resilient in not getting easily distracted by peripheral shiny objects.

This benefit is one of the easier ones to describe from what I have been experiencing with the Mindfulness journey shared by Gita. I have also been clearer and more peaceful as I have kept with  practice.

If you want an easy, repeatable mindfulness journey where abundance waits, ask Gita to be your guide. 

Sallumeh M

Gita has been a huge driving force and motivation in my conscious shift toward not only a mindfulness practice but also way of life.  She has introduced me to so many different methods of meditation both in the form of a formal practice and also just in daily life routines.  Her passion and abundant knowledge on the subject of mindfulness and the brain has helped keep me motivated and looking forward to each and every session. She has also provided me with tools I can use forever and when I’m on my own, in any situation life brings my way!

Pantea P

I have personally tried many meditation programs before taking Gita’s meditation classes, ranging from online apps such as Calm and Headspace, to several in-person meditations classes. However, I found Gita’s 8 weeks program much more effective as it was personalized to my mindfulness needs. Through the sessions, Gita would observe my progress and needs, then tailor the mindfulness practices accordingly to help me gain maximum benefits. This allowed me to better understand my own meditative capacity, and learn what type of meditation works best for me and how and where I can use them.

I highly recommend Gita’s 8-week meditation program for whomever likes to embark on a mindfulness path, as the program introduces very effective techniques and empowers you to put them in use as needed throughout the day.

Samira S

I am so pleased for having a clear understanding about Mindfulness Meditation and how it can be helpful in my life. When I started my sessions with Gita, I was truly hopeless and sad and could not believe that I will be able to be back to a normal, stress free mood again. But it did happen right after the first class! Amazingly it did work for me very well and I kept getting better and better after each session. I am truly satisfied as not only I feel much better in my daily life but also that I have learned how to deal with my thoughts and emotions that I can say good bye to stress and sadness and start having a joyful life. Thank you so much Gita for all your caring and the way you taught me how to do, enjoy and get so much benefit from Mindfulness Meditation.

Brenda G

I think the biggest compliment I can give is that I always felt light and happy after the class. Your passion for the practice is clear and you certainly have inspired me to continue with Mindfulness Meditation. I had no idea what meditation was all about before the course. But I now have an understanding of the varied practices and how they are used. Meditation is a lifelong devotion and one I wish to continue for my lifetime. Thank you for bringing me to this point and sharing with me your knowledge and experience. I really enjoyed the course.

Maggie D

I’ve been meditating in groups or on my own for several years now so I didn’t expect much more out of my meditation experience with Gita beyond the accountability I always need help with. Boy, was I surprised! Meditating via Skype with Gita was nothing short of transformative. I can still feel every cell singing in my body. Our meditative partnership, informed by her gentle guidance, allowed me to access deep emotion and understand what’s really going on for me right now. I’m so appreciative of her powerful presence and the impact it’s had on me.

Zohreh R

Mindfulness meditation course byGita Nilfroush met more than my expectation. It was easy to follow and she was very competent and patient and the books she recommended will be very helpful with my future mindfulness meditation

Chris C

Just wanted to post a testimonial about my experience with Gita’s 8-week program. Like a lot of us, I have been struggling with anxiety and stress for a few years now. I had heard about mindfulness from a variety of sources, and thought I would look into it. 8 sessions later, I feel I am started down a clear path toward better wellbeing. Gita’s program took me through the steps so that I can effectively use meditation on a daily basis. I highly recommend her services to anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness.

Afsi P

Gita ‘s meditation classes not only showed you how to do meditation, but WHY it should be an indispensable part of your daily routine. In Gita’s class, I learned the purpose and benefits of meditation beyond a conscious level. From her guided meditation classes, you get so much more than what you could learn from listening to online videos. Gita is an amazing teacher; easy to follow, easy to listen to & you will learn the meditation fundamentals of different methods and breathing techniques.

Her classes have been a great way for me to get back into meditating more frequently and see the improvement in the quality of my life.

Susan N

Hi I wanted to share the experience I have got when I was taught Mindfulness Meditation for the very first time by Gita , although it was just for one session, I realized by closing my eyes , taking a few deep breaths and concentrating on the tip of my nose…for around 20 minutes, I feel calmer , become more relax and happy. Since then I meditate every day after work on my way home on the train, and by doing it I gain energy and don’t feel tired at all after long hours working.

Nahid J

The energy and relaxation that I had was wonderful. I highly recommend for every one to try it. 

Negar B

I had a Zen like experience at a very calm and soothing atmosphere.

Carol M

Gita is that rare individual who has successfully integrated the best of her business/finance skills with a deep caring and understanding of people. The result is someone who you know you can trust, whether she’s managing sophisticated corporate finances or helping you identify your next best move. Her deep commitment to meditation and her superior intelligence combine to make her an outstanding leader in any endeavor. It was a privilege to work with her.

Ellie

I have recently had zoom sessions of mindfulness meditation with Gita.

Excellent teaching and explanations. This experience has shed some much needed light on my current situation.

Stacey S

I started working with Gita in hopes of getting better and more consistent with meditation - which I viewed as a practice I would undertake for a few minutes each day. What I have come away with is more of a way of living, a way of noticing my emotions and thoughts without becoming so attached to them, a way of practicing forgiveness and gratitude, and a way of integrating the practice of meditation throughout my day. Overall this has led to me walking through my day-to-day feeling much more calm, connected, and present. Working with Gita has been a gift!