A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity


The Broad Place have been featured in many high profile titles, and we have collaborated with some great brands and events. A selection of these are listed below.

Harpers Bazaar – 80 + Things to Do in Sydney

#22- The Broad Place is a school for creativity, clarity and consciousness, specializing in teaching ancient knowledge for modern living. Led by the most energetic, warm, and passionate leader, Jac, you can immerse yourself in one of her intensive meditation courses in the beautiful Broad Place Meditation space in Paddington, for daily independent meditation to achieve greater clarity of mind, increased creativity, better health and rest…

VOGUE – JUNE, 2014

“It’s a natural instinct in all of us to seek stillness, somewhere, somehow”


“Vedic Meditation was designed to bring harmony, unity, and wellbeing to every-day people—busy people. After all, it is the most plugged-in and overburdened among us that require such tools.”


“Only a few decades ago, meditation used to be a weird word conjuring images of vegan hippies, Indian gurus and The Beatles. Now meditation is considered to be one of the key tools in leadership, management and productivity”.

DAVID JONES – February, 2016

Jacqui Lewis was invited to join a  group o f influential women in celebration of International Women’s day for David Jone’s Women in Conversation event. Watch a wonderful series of recorded talks about current issues and affairs relevant for women below.

The Collective Hub – July 2017

“The Broad Place’s clients range from businessmen on their lunch breaks to creatives and visiting celebrities. “I’m
at times criticised for our incredibly enthusiastic approach to digital, but social media has been pivotal to growing our community,” says Jacqui…”

Sydney Morning Herald – February, 2015

“Lewis says 20 minutes of Vedic Meditation is the rest equivalent of two hours sleep; a boon for productivity and a balm for a stressed nervous system”.

Peppermint Magazine – 2017

“Jacqui Lewis and Arran Russell want people to think differently about meditation. After years of fast paced living, they set up Sydney based Vedic Meditation school. The Broad Place, giving students from all walks of life the tool and Ancient Knowledge for High Grade Living in a modern world.”

Broadsheet – January, 2014

So what is Vedic meditation? Well, according to Lewis it’s all about “minimal input, maximum output. It is natural and effortless; an independent practice which allows you to be yourself, just a better version.”

Designed By Life – May 2017

The Broad Place. Even the name resonates on a different frequency. I’ve been a long time reader of their blog and newsletters and it wasn’t a surprise when I found myself writing an email to Jacqui Lewis, the founder of the school. You can tell that Jacqui is passionate about what she does – I have watched her create a studio, events, retreats and regular meditation courses around Australia and the US with such dedication and tenacity that it would amaze even the biggest sceptic. Naturally, I wanted to come closer…