Join us at this exciting event where Gemma Perry will share what she's learned during her PhD studies into the beneficial effects chanting can have on the mind and body. Gemma will also teach us a few mantras and lead a joyful kirtan session.
Dedicated to the field of mantra meditation research, and how it’s positive outcomes can impact society, Gemma scientifically investigates the effects of chanting mantras on emotional and cognitive processes. She completed her Honours and Masters of Research in mantra meditation and is now continuing her research with a PhD at Macquarie University.
Gemma is a qualified yoga teacher, who has been practicing and studying yoga psychology and philosophy for over 10 years. She has explored various meditation techniques throughout the world and believes chanting mantras is particularly suited to the modern lifestyle and can be used as a tool to heal and discover our full human potential. Gemma has dedicated much of her study, both formally and informally, to exploring this ancient method of heightening states of awareness and promoting health and wellbeing. She regularly visits her teacher in India, deepening her own practice and exploring ways to share meditation to make it appropriate and accessible to the modern day lifestyle.
Gemma is a passionate and engaging communicator and is currently focused on sharing meditation practices and research through science conferences, yoga festivals, charity events and workshops both in Australia and abroad.