Oct 12, 2020

The speed and which we are able to create using only our words has the power for us to perceive unity or division in our everyday life.

My teacher Thom Knoles will be offering an online course called "The Power of Speech." This is the first time Thom has released this course on a wide scale since it was first offered in 2010.

There are no prerequisites to take the course (other than having learned Vedic Meditation)

Thom will discuss:

  • The manifesting power of speech

  • The roles of desires with in the context of communication

  • Common habits of speech in todays world and how to shift into consciousness patters of speaking

Actionable knowledge for the need of the time.

  • One of the most common pieces of feedback for the course is that Thom gives highly actionable knowledge that can be implemented quickly and successfully.


  • There will be two live Bonus Q&As with Thom to discuss experiences integrating the knowledge into everyday life.

  • Replays are available for all live calls.

Registration is open Oct 7th and ends Nov 1st.

For more info and to register for "The Power of Speech"

Enjoy the course :)

Love and Jai Guru Deva,


July 27, 2020

You are invited to take an advanced knowledge course;

Exploring the Veda: Part 1 - by Thom Knoles

Facilitated by Jamey Hood & Michael Olvera

Our course will take place at Jamey's private residence in Venice over

Labor Day Weekend, Friday, September 4th - Sunday, September 6th.


851 Venezia Ave

Venice, CA 90291

The course schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 4th - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, September 5th - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, September 6th - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Please Note

There will be a long meditation program to practice outside of the above scheduled times; before and after Saturday's schedule, and before Sunday's start time. Details and instructions will be provided on Friday evening.

About Exploring the Veda: Part 1

Exploring the Veda: Part 1 is an advanced knowledge course for Vedic Meditators conducted by our teacher, Thom Knoles, in a retreat setting and recorded for our benefit. We will use these recordings as the basis for our own weekend retreat. On this course you will learn: - An introductory understanding of the Veda, including a few Sanskrit terms and phrases and their meaning. 

- How to harness this understanding in order to progress naturally from 

Yogi to Rishi; one who "yokes" individuality to Universality, to one who Sees.

- An eyes-closed technique to add to your daily meditation practice designed to enliven Cosmic Consciousness.

- A beautiful eyes-open practice that cultivates a more intentional relationship with Nature.

- And much, much more!

This is an in-person course with limited space. Health and safety guidelines will be observed based on credible recommendations at the time of the course.

Vegetarian meals will be prepared and served during the course:

Friday dinner, and Saturday & Sunday lunch.

Snacks, tea, and treats will also be enjoyed daily!

If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly.

Course Contribution: $600 for first time participants. $197 for second time (or more) participants. ETV1 is available to anyone who has learned Vedic Meditation. 

A note from Jamey and Michael: On a weekend when one may have the impulse to "getaway," we see an opportunity to safely get together in a suburban retreat setting to enjoy Supreme Knowledge and Community. What if this Labor Day Weekend your "getaway" is absolutely Cosmic? What if one weekend of immersive study, an enhanced meditation practice, and new techniques, can set the wheels in motion for becoming an agent of Progressive Change? What if this year your "getaway" is a "get-in-tune" with Nature's Intelligence? We invite you to spend your holiday weekend with us and allow us the privilege of guiding you through what is designed to be a transformative experience.  To RSVP, or to ask any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

info@michaelolverameditation.com (Or call Jamey at (310) 270-5055.)

With Love & Jai Guru Deva, Jamey and Michael PS. If you are in New York or Seattle and are interested in taking the course, please contact us and we will put you in touch with a wonderful local teacher who will guide you through the material. 

Your teachers:

Jamey and Micheal are both SoCal natives who completed their Vedic Meditation teacher training with Thom Knoles together in India in 2018. Jamey is an active theatre artist, speaker and meditation teacher, and Michael has happily transitioned out of 16 years in retail management in order to travel and teach meditation full time.

To learn more about Jamey click below.

Jamey Hood

May 18, 2020

It's my great honor to introduce you to my meditation teacher Thom Knoles. Thom will be offering a live stream knowledge course for Vedic Mediators called "Awaken the vast consciousness within." This will be new knowledge that has not been covered in previous courses. I know it's going to be a very special experience.

There are no prerequisites to take the course (other than having learned Vedic Meditation)


  • There will be a 2-hour BONUS Integration Call with Thom, which will take place 2 weeks after the course concludes, to discuss experiences integrating the knowledge into everyday life.

For more info and registration, go to knowledge.thomknoles.com

Don't forget to use discount code OLVERA50 and get $50 off at time of registration.

I too will be attending the course and look forward to seeing your virtual face:)

Much Love and Jai Guru Deva,