A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity


The Broad Place have been featured in many high profile titles, and we have collaborated with some great brands and events. A selection of these are listed below.

Broadsheet – January, 2014

So what is Vedic meditation? Well, according to Lewis it’s all about “minimal input, maximum output. It is natural and effortless; an independent practice which allows you to be yourself, just a better version.”

Harpers Bazaar – 80 + Things to Do in Sydney

#22- The Broad Place is a school for creativity, clarity and consciousness, specializing in teaching ancient knowledge for modern living. Led by the most energetic, warm, and passionate leader, Jac, you can immerse yourself in one of her intensive meditation courses in the beautiful Broad Place Meditation space in Paddington, for daily independent meditation to achieve greater clarity of mind, increased creativity, better health and rest…

Designed By Life – May 2017

The Broad Place. Even the name resonates on a different frequency. I’ve been a long time reader of their blog and newsletters and it wasn’t a surprise when I found myself writing an email to Jacqui Lewis, the founder of the school. You can tell that Jacqui is passionate about what she does – I have watched her create a studio, events, retreats and regular meditation courses around Australia and the US with such dedication and tenacity that it would amaze even the biggest sceptic. Naturally, I wanted to come closer…

ENDPAIN – 2017

Jacqui Lewis and her partner Arran Russell are building an empire. Borne of their shared love for high design and an aim to educate around creativity, consciousness, and clarity, their school, The Broad Place, is helping modern professionals achieve greater balance in their lives. We spoke with Jacqui recently to learn more about The Broad Place and get her take on meditation, motherhood, and high-grade living…

FREE & NATIVE – April, 2016

The uber cool Free + Native blog, a Modern Guide for Holistic Living based in LA featured The Broad Place’s adventure in California in their April Journal post.

Nourished Journal – Edition Four, 2017

“Grounding,” for me, is about being connected within to the earth and to nature. Grounding is about taking our heads out of the status quo of anxiety and frenetic overthinking, and being int he present moment…”

Our Newport – Summer Edition, 2017

“Palm Beach couple Jacqui Lewis and Arran Russell are a creative force to be reckoned with. Together they co-direct The Broad Place, a school for creativity and consciousness that also encompasses a range of lifestyle products based on Ayurvedic philosophy….”


“It’s important to be careful about our language – we all love to use words like ‘busy’ and ‘under the pump’; but using this sort of language creates stress-related hormones that impact on the body”.



“Creative thinking is hindered by lots of adrenaline, cortisol and stress in our systems, so once we clear that out, creativity naturally increases.”

SPORTLUXE – February, 2015

“Long gone are the days where kids  used to kick around on BMXs all weekend and come home scratched and dirty for meal times. Now many children have mobile phones, are doing homework on their MacBook Airs and communicating with friends over text. We live in different times, and more than ever kids need relevant, easy tools in which to cope. Which is where  meditation comes in.”