Light Watkins is a speaker, teacher, and podcast host. He's been operating in the wellness space since 1998, first as a meditation practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself.
His passion is to teach people simple tools for increasing happiness. To date, Light has taught meditation to thousands through his live courses, books, and online trainings. He's taught at Apple, Soho House, Dollar Shave Club, Facebook, and several other tech start-ups around the U.S. His first book, The Inner Gym (L&G), is a 30-day ""inner workout"" for strengthening happiness, and his most recent book, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying (Penguin), is a straight-talk how-to book that teaches busy professionals how to enjoy meditation.
Light contributes to multiple wellness blogs and writes a popular daily email called Light's Daily Dose of Inspiration. His TEDx talk has garnered hundreds of thousands of views, and he is the founder of The Shine Movement, a global pop-up inspirational variety show on a mission to share the stories of regular people who started movements for social good.
Before COVID-19, Light was nomading around the world giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats.
Watch Light Watkins' talk 'Finding meaning through meditation' for Rare with Goolge Leadership Academy here.