Coquitlam Centre
Contact Details

Centre Chairpeople:
Deboragh Varnel and William Ayling Telephone: 778-773-0233
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia 

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Local Teachers

Deboragh Varnel

Deboragh Varnel learned Transcendental Meditation at 16 years old and became a TM teacher in 1984.  She taught TM in Toronto for many years, and is currently teaching TM in Vancouver to health professionals, business executives, teachers, students, first responders and women's groups to name a few. 

Deboragh holds a BA in Recreation Therapy and Management from Concordia University in Montreal.  She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of World Peace Studies for her forty years of research and study in the development of human consciousness.

Deboragh worked as a program coordinator for private recreation facilities in Montreal and as a social director in a Calgary nursing home.   She was project manager in a Toronto Bay St. financial firm specializing in theme park development, mining and project finance.  She is President of AV Royal Consulting, a Vancouver based consulting firm.

Deboragh is an abstract artist, ayur vedic cook and has practiced hatha yoga for over 32 years.  She also enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, cycling and swimming. 

William Ayling

William Ayling became interested in meditation self development and enlightenment at the age of 8 years old.  He started Transcendental Meditation in 1970.  He became a teacher of TM in 1972, and has been teaching TM ever since.

He has taught TM in the military, education, business, health care, rehabilitation, government and the general public.  He has taught in India, Nepal, Philippines, Europe, USA, and throughout Canada.  He is now teaching TM in his home town of Vancouver BC.

He has served as department head and on the board of directors of an international health product company, has worked in project finance for a land developer, and is the CEO of the Vancouver Based company AV Royal Consulting.

In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in recognition of his years of work and research in Vedic Science and modern science, and the development of consciousness

For Those Already Practicing Transcendental Meditation

MEDITATORS' MEETINGS: Are held regularly - please contact us for full schedule.

PERSONAL CHECKING: To refresh your practice and receive more guidance on your TM technique, these one-to-one 30 minute sessions are available by appointment.

REFRESHER COURSES: If you would like to refresh your practice and understanding of Transcendental Meditation, why not sit in again on a course of instruction? Phone or email for details.

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Helle Pettersen, Nurse and Mother:

"Those 20 minutes of silence were the quietest I had known for a long, long time. I felt I got in touch with my self, that inner peace, that person I am," Helle says. "That was great. Now, as a parent, I am much more focused, calm, with better resources to give more, and can be more present for my daughter – calm, not stressed." - Helle Pettersen As quoted in "Flying Start Parenting" magazine"