Giovanni’s Story

Empowered Peace

I have been actively seeking personal growth, self-mastery, and a deeper meaning in life since I was a teenager (I’m now in my late 30’s). Even though I learned from many sources and systems, what I was seeking was always the same: empowered peace.

Yes, I wanted to experience peace of mind. Because with that comes a sense of freedom, of not being disturbed by anything. With peace also comes confidence, emotional balance, and clarity.

Peace is the foundation of wellbeing and contentment in life.

But not the peace of the graveyard! Not a peace that is passive, or weak. I was searching for a peace that is empowered—full of energy, dynamism, and focus.

Empowered Peace— that is my personal anthem, and the transformation that I seek to facilitate for you. This is the reality I now live in, and grow in, day after day.

And here is where my work is different from that of many other respectable meditation teachers. For me, meditation is not only about acceptance and letting go, but also about empowerment.

Meditation is not only about loving what you get, but also about getting what you love.

My Journey

I was not born peaceful.

Quite the contrary, as a teenager I was restless, and couldn’t really manage myself. My mind was always busy, full of thoughts, never content. I was easily disturbed, and would often panic and overreact when I felt triggered. I also experienced being bullied at school and at home, and had to find my ways around those challenging experiences.

Things started to change for me when I found meditation—and all the wisdom teachings that come with it—as a 15-year-old. I fell in love with the feelings of peace, centeredness, and freedom that came with the practice.

Throughout my life, I have invested a lot of energy, study and experimentation on optimizing my mental and emotional states—and overcoming all limitations, especially those imposed by fear, anxiety, and self-doubt, has been an area of focus for me.

All this practice, learning and training has radically transformed my mind and view of the world. As a result, I now live a fearless, peaceful, and anxiety-free life.

And so can you.

That is why I am here. And I think that is also why you are here.

My Background

Here are some stats on my personal training in meditation:

  • Practiced meditation daily for the past 24 years
  • Over 12,000 hours of practiced
  • Tried 70+ different techniques
  • Studied 300+ books on the topic
  • Was formally initiated into four different meditation traditions (Zen, Advaita, Raja Yoga, Mantra)
  • Spent 10 weeks training in a Monastery in France
  • Nearly became a monk twice in my journey
Giovanni Dienstmann photo with shaved head and Zen buddhist clothes

My work as a meditation teacher:

  • Certified meditation teacher with the Meditation Association of Australia
  • Completed the Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training with Satyananda School of Yoga (Level 1)
  • Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner (strength-based coaching)
  • Trained in Neurocoaching
  • Have experience leading retreats, workshops, and group classes
  • Taught mindfulness at a master’s degree program in a prestigious Australian university (Torrens)
  • Have spoken about meditation at schools, hospitals, non-for-profits, and spiritual centers
  • Worked as a consultant to award-winning meditation apps, including creating custom scripts
  • Taught thousands of people how to meditate through my online courses
  • Appeared in several podcasts and radio interviews
  • Featured top meditation coach on, and top meditation writer on Quora.

Academically-wise, I have a bachelor’s degree in Law and Social Sciences, a post-grad in IT, and may soon start a PhD in philosophy or Asian studies.

Some fun facts about me:

  • I don’t have any social media apps nor news apps on my phone.
  • Apart from meditation, I’ve had a series of obsessions in my life: Kung Fu, magic tricks, chess, Japanese language.
  • Every day starts exactly the same for me: wake up 2:30am, green tea, cold shower, three hours of meditation, and one hour of Kung Fu and Qigong.
  • I fast 19 hours every day.

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