Normalising Mindfulness with Janaoh Van Kekem

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From athletic party boy to Vedic meditation teaching Janoah Van Kekem opens up about how he put mindful and spiritual practices into his daily life.

Janoah is a Vedic meditation teacher who is known for his refreshing approach to all things mind, body and soul. Having followed a pathway through hospitality management, several university degrees, alcohol sales and a tendency towards scepticism, Janoah brings a raw and relevant perspective to his work: After experiencing how profound meditation can be but also understanding the desire to still be engaged in the world, he decided that perhaps he could find a way to make meditation and associated practices more approachable, and just normalise it


Biggest Takeaways

  • Exploring spirituality is a journey
  • Tips to start your journey into mindfulness
  • How different life CAN be once you incorporate a spiritual practice
  • You can still be you and meditate!


  • Janoah’s story of how he became a meditation teacher (2.38)
  • What is Vedic Meditation and the different styles of meditation (5.26)
  • What Janoah’s life looked like before he brought in mindfulness (7.44)
  • How leaning into the journey and meeting someone who talked openly about meditation helped Janoah change his path (9.56)
  • Playing with our triggers (13.05)
  • How Janoah’s mindfulness and meditation practices affected his relationships(14.35)
  • The family saw a shift in Janoah and tried meditation (17.16)
  • Leading and owning the new you (18.28)
  • Tips to help you start when your own spiritual practice (20.28)
  • Best piece of advice Janoah has ever been given (25.28)


Links mentioned in this episode
Find out more about Janoah over here –

Follow Janoah on Insta @janoahvankekem  FB –  @janoahvankekem

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