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Experience what meditation can do for you


There are countless meditation techniques available. You don’t have to try them all. You just have to find one that works for you and deepen your practice with that one. Just like when you are looking for a sport when you want to increase your physical fitness. Development over how well you can control your mind is most likely to happen when you stay with one meditation and become experienced with one technique. You also don’t weekly change the sport you do. Meditation isn’t looking for entertainment for the mind, it is training it.

Guided meditations through audio are an great way to practise your meditation skills. Below you will find several of my meditations on audio. You will notice that the basis of the meditations are fairly simular and that the rest is mainly focust on a specific theme.

These meditations will give you a good impression of how I approach meditation and what to expect in my trainings.

For more info about the use of these audio’s for people with mental health problems, please read the disclaimer below the meditations.

Does my approach suit you? Nothing tops a live training and take a look at my offer for my next events.



For the use of these audio’s, the same applies as for al my other trainingsoffer; where meditation can be very useful for people with psychological health issues, the guidance of a specialised professional is necessary. My offer, which includes these audio’s, is not aimed at people with mental disorders like strong depression, psychosis, bipolaire disease, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder or personality disorders.
The use of these audio’s is completely for own responsability and Meditatie Amsterdam can not be held responsible for any form of physical or mental problems related to the use of them.

Meditation on the present moment

Duration: 11 minutes

Our attention is nowadays hardly present with the current moment. Especially during meditation sessions you’ll notice how much activity there is in and around you and how quickly your attention is being drawn towards it and taken over by it. With as a result that spend a large amount of our time in thoughts and distracted from what is actually happening in the actual moment. Our thoughts take us to expectations, anticipations or worries about the future, or memories and the re-living of events in the past. That makes the mind restless and decreases the mental clarity. 

This meditation brings the attention to the present moment and helps you to stay there better. You will notice that the being aware of and in the moment, where you let all that happens be for what it is, quickly leads to calmness, stability and overview.

Meditation for calmness and relaxation

Duration: 23 minutes

Mental relaxation and stress reduction are the most important reasons why people in our society (start to) meditate. Meditation is an excellent tool to relax and is effective as a ‘relaxation paracetamol’ when you need it in that moment, as well as a ‘relaxation vitamine’ when you like to have more structural relaxation in your life. The latter is where meditation is different from relaxation exercises or the most other forms of relaxation. It trains your capacity to relax and after a bit of practice you become more structurally relaxed, instead of needing a new dose of ‘relaxant’ every time again.

Meditation when there are surrounding noises

Duration: 21 minutes

Sounds are always and everywhere present and can influence your meditation in a negative way. But at the same time they are your training material during your meditation and no reason not to meditate when present. 

This meditation helps you not only to deal with noise better when it is present, it even learns you how noises can help you to get into and stay in the meditation better andhow it bothers or distracts you less in your regular life. 

Meditation on your energy level

Duration: 18 minutes

Of all the different things you can use to focus on during your meditation session, energy is one of my personal favorites, find out here that it is all but airy-fairy.

Meditation for on your bicycle

Duration: 15 minutes

Meditatie is mostly done on a meditation pillow, but it’s not restricted to that of course. You can even meditate on your bike. Here a guided meditation for meditation while commuting. This way you can transform your bike ride into training for the mind. Good luck and keep your eyes open during this one. 

Meditation for the bus, tram or train

Duration: 20 minutes

It is possible to meditate everywhere, so also when you are commuting. This meditation is fully aimed on that, so use your time as optimal as possible ans use it to reset and recharge!

Meditation on deeper layers of the mind

Duration: 23 minutes

Our consciousness has multiple layers and most people are only aware of the superficial layers where the ‘every-day-turmoil’ takes place. Because there it is so busy in our lives, it overshadows the deeper layers. Underneath there is calmness and stability though, just like the deeper layers of the ocean are more calm and stable than the superficial ones with the waves. 

This meditation takes you to these deeper layers. It isn’t easy to discover the subtle difference between the layers if you aren’t meditating for some time already and therein have some experience of researching how the mind functions. Therefore this meditation probably isn’t that suitable for beginners and more for the more experienced meditators. The quality of the audio is a bit less than normal, for which my apologies. 

Meditation on accepting things as they are

Duration: 21 minutes

One of the hardest things to do during your session, is to not act, react or judge. Letting things be as they are. This meditation helps you to practise that. If you want to know more about this topic, check out my podcast episode 81 where I dive into this.

Bonus: The super quick 'brain-reset'

Sometimes your head is ‘full’ and you can’t find the space to just sit down, or you don’t have the time to meditate. With this short reset moment, you can experience the calmness and space, which meditation brings you in a more structural way. It is already being used for centuries to quickly establish mental calmness, space and clarity. It’s ideal to prepare yourself for a meditation session, or if you need some ‘headspace’ while working intensely for an extended period of time, during a day of study or when attending a course, if the busy stream of thoughts in your head preoccupies when you want to fall asleep or if you ‘get stuck’ during meditation.

This method to quickly ‘reset your brain’ is practical and effective and can easily applied, like behind your desk, in a traffic jam or in the toilet. It is important to really take a moment to let it land into your system and by concentrating on the calmness and space it brought you. This way you take it with you into the rest of the day. Enjoy!

Breathwork in general is a very quick way to reset or boost your system. Are you curious for more about this subject, here you’ll find more about what I offer as a breathcoach and my podcast episodes 65 and 66 (in Dutch) are dedicated to this subject.


Shanna (25) from Amsterdam

Media & Culture Student

Through Roel’s workshop I was introduced to meditation and he learned me what meditation is and how to apply it in my own life. Roel’s approach is engaging, calm and clear and he backs his information up with contemporary scientific research. This makes his meditation training very accessible for everybody that wants to know more about this subject. I found Roel to be very approachable for all my questions and he does his best to help everybody as good as possible.

Robert (31) from Amsterdam

Physio-manual therapist

All Roel’s meditation activities I attended were a very pleasurable mix between background information and practical exercises. I meditate daily for 20 minutes now. I recommend it!

Jessica (33) from Amsterdam

Asset manager

Meditation is something you can learn! With a lot of enthusiasm Roel goes through different meditation related themes and there is always room after the session to share your experiences if you like to. It is a pleasant place, easy to reach and where I met nice people.

Keef (41) from Amsterdam


With Roel’s approach and guidance I’ve come away from the evening sessions that little more connected and more composed. These sessions have helped me to slow down, and that by making time to mediate is just as important as any other part of my life. Roel has been a great help in helping me to make mediation part of my routine.

Sophie (29) from Amsterdam

Medical doctor

Roel’s meditation training gave me a clear insight in what meditation is and through the practical meditation sessions I could experience what meditation can do for me. I meditate on a regular basis now and definitely recommend Roel’s trainings.

Breean (34) from Amsterdam

Gyrotonic trainer & Designer

Roel’s introduction to meditation course gives a comprehensive and in depth background of the practice. The course has an organic flow, as the theory is put directly into practice. He is an extremely knowledge and approachable teacher. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested!