How Ranjit Deora Will Guide You

Ranjit is here to teach you how to meditate and how to learn to be mindful.  Through the journey, your innate processes will come to the foreground and you will gain clarity of mind. You’ll also learn how to develop clarity and focus even in the midst of chaos.  There are no religious undertones in how he teaches, but rather meant to guide you to know the power resting in your own hands so that you can learn self-restraint, the power of self-reflection, and the ability to have a less cluttered mind.


Owner & Operator, Guru Ranjit Deora

Charlotte Meditation was founded by Guru Ranjit Deora, a meditation master teacher. His lessons of meditation help people to discover peace, happiness, and prosperity. A native of India, he grew up in a small town that didn’t have electricity, running water, a school, nor a hospital. These humble beginnings allowed him to deeply understand the balance it takes to want bigger things in life while being deeply connected to the art of simplicity.

He had the honor of learning meditation, yoga, and ayurvedic health practices from one of the most sought-after Gurus in India during his early adulthood. He was instructed by Guru Dhirendra Brahmachari, a very popular yoga, ayurvedic and meditation teacher of his time. Ranjit started his exploration into the art of mindfulness, meditation, yoga and Ayurveda with Guru Brahmachari and spent two hours every Saturday for two years with him.

Ranjit further explored these practices by visiting many monasteries and shrines throughout India and Nepal to learn more from the monks. This education allowed him to keep his own internal peace while building his corporate career until his path brought him full circle back to meditation full-time when he started Charlotte Meditation in 2004, but Ranjit has been helping people for 25 years to experience emotional freedom, physical healing and increased consciousness through simple meditation and yoga practices.

He has also created Youth Meditation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children and teens through health and wellness education. The program has received high marks from several Charlotte- Mecklenburg schools for improving focus, reducing stress, increasing self-esteem and increasing academic engagement.


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Angela Gala

Angela Gala

Angela helps with Ranjit’s non-profit program, Youth Meditation.

She is the owner of a prominent event design and production firm in Charlotte, NC, and has been studying with Ranjit since 2008. In what can be a high-stress and competitive industry,  she realized through meditation that she can be calm, focused, more creative and more productive no matter what else might be going on. The impact meditation has had on her work and family life brought her to want to share this practice with others, most specifically children. She is a mother of three young children who are her most enjoyable experiment with mindful meditation.

Angela has taught Laughter Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation in corporations, non-profits, universities, and schools.  Their belief in the need for a secular and universal presentation of mindful meditation prompted Angela and Ranjit to create Youth Meditation.

Kathy Babula

Kathy Babula

Kathy helps with Ranjit’s non-profit program, Youth Meditation.

Kathy (“Babu”) is a veteran classroom educator that taught Spanish to middle through high school students for 30+ years in the Charlotte area.  The pressures of a fast-paced educational workplace and a busy life as wife and mother led Kathy to begin her mindfulness studies with Ranjit Deora in 2008.  As a long-time observer of the stress that adolescence can bring, she has a special interest in sharing her practice of mindfulness meditation with students, parents, and teachers.

As an instructor at Charlotte Meditation, she is available to teach private lessons.  Completed coursework includes Charlotte Meditation Teacher Certification, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Educator Essentials (Mindful Schools, California).

As the acting Director of Education for Youth Meditation she promotes the unique experiential method of teaching and learning that Ranjit Deora’s lessons ensure. Through purposeful self-exploration, students of all ages discover how to manage their emotions with confidence.  As an instructor, Kathy has experienced the power of YM’s Mindfulness Meditation course in several K-8 settings that include Ashley Park Elementary, Charlotte Country Day Middle School, Michelle in the Middle and Freedom Schools programs.

Kathy maintains a personal practice based on her studies with Ranjit Deora at Charlotte Meditation.  The experiential nature of his lessons has been life-changing and long-lasting. She credits Ranjit and his guidance with helping turn her 2010 experience with breast cancer into a spiritual adventure.  “Babu” looks forward to sharing these “lessons for a lifetime of happiness” with you.


Dr. Aruna Patki

Dr. Aruna Patki

BAMS, NCTMB, LMBT #6253 NC, USA, RYT-200 hr.

Ayurvedic Health Partner of Charlotte Meditation.  Aruna is the director and founder of Ayurveda Healing Spa which is located in Harrisburg. Classically trained in India, Aruna is a leading expert and consultant in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine. In addition to having a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Aruna is also a licensed integrative manipulative massage therapist, a registered yoga teacher, a certified pranic healer, and a certified Reiki healer and has been practicing and teaching worldwide since 2001.

As a recognized leader in the ancient science of Ayurvedic medicine, Aruna emphasizes a comprehensive, whole-body approach to health. With expertise in traditional Ayurvedic health care practices such as Panchkarma Detoxification and Rejuvenation, therapeutic yoga, breathing techniques, and Ayurvedic massages, Aruna also offers workshops for digestive imbalances, weight issues, mind-body related disorders, skin care, internal beauty, Ayurvedic nutrition, and healthy cooking.

Her contributions can be found in Charlotte Taste Magazine and Natural Awakening Magazine where she wrote recurring columns on Ayurvedic home remedies as well as Ayurveda and Panchkarma. Recently Aruna served as an honorary judge at the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) held at the Art of Living Center in Boone, N.C.