Mental Health

Meditation, in all of it’s many variations, is widely recognized as a tool to master the mind and cope with stress. Science is increasingly validating these claims, especially for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). 

Physical Health

Since stress can manifest in many different physical forms, like lowering our immune system and raising our blood pressure, the practice of meditation has a direct link to our physical well-being. Studies show it can help people manage chronic pain, reduce depression and quell anxiety.

Spiritual Health

By cultivating the practice of meditation, we can develop positive approaches to our life, like improved communication, compassion, and overall purpose. Through meditation we learn that we do not have to be intermittently happy, but can actually achieve a true and lasting joy on our own. 

What is meditation?

Meditating is observing and acknowledging whatever happens - pleasant or unpleasant - in a relaxed way. The goal of meditation is not to empty the mind, but to observe the present moment without judgement. When this is practiced, we are able to have insight into how our minds actually work. This insight helps to reduce attachment and reactivity, cultivate inner joy, and experience relaxation more deeply. 

what should i wear to class?

You can feel free to come to class as you are. Whether you are taking a class during your lunch break, or in between errands, you can meditate in whatever you feel comfortable sitting in. Since we ask that you leave your shoes at the door, you may want to bring some socks - or feel free to go barefoot. 

what classes are good for beginners?

Each of our classes are designed for new students and advanced meditators alike, but we offer a Beginner Meditation class specifically for new meditators. Other classes that new meditators should check out are our Still and Effortless Relaxation classes.