Light Watkins wasn't born with a natural gift for meditating, nor with the name "Light."

For years he dabbled in meditation, had his difficulties, and maintained a strained relationship with the practice, until 2002 when a friend introduced him to someone who would inspire him to try a more structured approach. He loved it, and was inspired to drop everything and become a teacher. After a few years of daily practice, a journey to India or two, and Light Watkins, became one of the leading meditation teachers in the world.

He now travels the world teaching meditation to corporations and people from all walks of life. His specialty is making meditation easy and accessible for all.  

Light has given over 500 public meditation talks all over the world, spreading the message of meditation as a key tool for creating inner happiness for busy urban professionals. Light has also given a popular TEDx Talk on the topic of common meditation myths, and in 2014 he founded a meditation community variety show called The Shine, which now has events in New York, Los Angeles and London.