Our Team

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Eric J. Gerritsen

CEO/Co-Founder

Mr Gerritsen is the co-founder and CEO of meditatehere.com. Mr. Gerritsen is also the founder of Imperial Yellow Ventures Inc., a venture development company focused on emerging opportunities in the yoga, meditation, and wellness industries.
Mr Gerritsen is an Internet business development executive with over 20 years’ experience growing media, software, and Internet technology companies across borders. He is an Asia specialist, an adtech expert, and a thought-leader on rapidly expanding global e-commerce markets. He and his teams have generated over $1 billion in revenue and equity deals.
Mr. Gerritsen was Principal and Founder of Global Internet Advisors (GIA), a Palo Alto-based international strategy consulting business focused on helping Internet companies develop business in international markets. He also was founder of Boston-based Global Seed Capital LLC, a seed investment company specializing in early-stage Internet firms.
Mr. Gerritsen holds a BA (Hons) degree in philosophy from Queen’s University and is a regular speaker at Internet, software, media, and academic events around the world.
He is a student of the vipassana tradition of meditation.

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Brad Josling

Advisor

Brad Josling is a business development executive with deep experience in media and entertainment. His experience spans working with top tier music talent, founding and producing music events, and developing strategic media executions with Fortune 100 brands. He first discovered the power of meditation through readings of Eckhart Tolle and then attending a Sangha in Toronto. He was struck by the opportunity to make meditation accessible to the everyday person and he sees the power for it to be a foundational part of work and personal life. 

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Hailey O'Hara

Lead Meditation Instructor

For over a decade, I have been guiding classes, retreats and trainings, passionately sharing the practice of meditation in a way that is accessible and relevant in today's world. My interest lies in the merging of western psychology and eastern wisdom traditions and I continue to explore this through formal study, dedicated personal practice, passionate inquiry and quiet contemplation. I believe meditation offers a roadmap to navigate our conditioned responses and behaviors and uncover the grace and wisdom that lie within.

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Emily Deslaurier

Teacher

With over 15 years of experience in the field of meditation, I lead custom classes, retreats and workshops to reduce stress and enhance vitality in our modern day life. I gain inspiration from my eastern traditional trainings as well as my background in kinesiology and education. You can expect clarity from each session and you will leave feeling recharged, re-centred and more connected to yourself.

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Grace Davies

Teacher

Grace is a paramedic and yoga teacher hailing from Denman Island, BC. She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta draws upon the SATTVA Ananda Meditation and Vipassana techniques for her instruction. Grace’s meditation classes are rooted in relaxation, finding first comfort in the body to access observation of mind. She helps dispel common myths of meditation and will guide you in practical methods of embodying a healthy relationship to your own mind.

You can find more information about her and her teachings at www.gracedavies.ca

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Aleksandra Milewicz

Teacher & Asia Advisor

Aleksandra is a traveling yoga and meditation teacher based in Hong Kong and Bali who came across yoga in 2011 fell in love with it instantly. She likes to call herself a down-to-earth urban yogi who doesn't take herself or yoga too seriously.