A School for Creativity, Consciousness and Clarity

Our Teachers

Our team at The Broad Place is committed to providing engaging, dynamic and practical ways of interacting with Ancient Knowledge For Modern High Grade Living. 

THE FOUNDERS

Jacqui Lewis and Arran Russell

Jacqui Lewis is the powerhouse behind the transformation in so many people’s lives. She specialises in taking a regular, stressed, under the pump person and shifting them through accessible tools and practices so that they become more creative, grounded, healthier and happier. Jacqui takes ancient knowledge and makes it easy to understand and easy to employ in our modern day lives. Departing from an acclaimed Australian creative communications agency she co-founded with her husband, Jacqui brings into The Broad Place an energy and personal understanding of the demands of business, family and being engaged in a high energy world.

She is an educator, facilitator and speaker on clarity and high grade living. Jacqui teaches Vedic Meditation worldwide, executes corporate workshops and speaking, hosts retreats throughout Australia and in India and runs a host of workshops and talks globally that are centred around tools and practices for modern living.

‘I’m a big believer in High Grade Living. I don’t live a life meditating in a cave or forgoing lots of things, and I am not a monk. I am highly-engaged, energised and ambitious. I live in the middle of a busy city, I am a wife, mother, owner of a nutty Jack Russell, employer, business owner and more. I work passionately on things I love and that is teaching people unique and accessible ways in which to live better’.

Completing extensive Knowledge courses with one of the world’s leading Vedic experts and meditation teachers Thom Knoles, Jacqui has gone on to teach as a Master Meditation Teacher through The Broad Place, a multi-faceted brand formed around well-being and better living. Believing in education on every level, Jacqui continues to study and extend her teaching skills year on year.

Arran is a multi disciplinary creative  Co-founder of The Broad Place.

 Arran collaborates with partner Jacqui Lewis on projects merging The Broad Place’s meditation teaching and High Grade Living philosophy.

Creativity has always been the driver behind Arran’s work. Degrees in Fine Arts and Visual Communications led him straight into the creative scenes to work with Coca Cola, BMG Records, Lee Denim and Channel V among other power brands of the 90s. He went on to found fashion brands Marshall Artist and Vanishing Elephant, and launch a Czech produced wormwood Vodka called Babicka Vodka.

After success in fashion and selling Vanishing Elephant & Babika Vodka, Arran focused on creating the strategy and branding agency Folke Army, specialising within the food and beverage industries.

In his role as Creative Director at The Broad Place, Arran designs and develops products following the philosophy of High Grade Living, ensuring every element is ethically sourced and produced.

Emma Wheater

After learning Vedic Meditation and seeing the immense shifts in her professional life as a journalist working at some of Australia’s biggest magazine titles, and in her personal life as a mother and wife, Emma Wheater committed to sharing and teaching this technique. After spending a year training in Sydney to teach Vedic Meditation, Emma graduated in Rishikesh, India in 2014. She is committed to helping people to lead dynamic, fulfilled and happy lives using meditation as a key practice, and offers a realistic and contemporary approach to meditation. The Broad Place are proud to share Emma’s modern, unique and charming style of teaching meditation that our students adore.