In a city known for always being busy, I’ve spent lots of time into finding the places that can give me a break! Meditation is a practice that gives me grounded and reconnected to myself, as my personality type is to go through life at a million miles an hour! These places definitely make the process easier. (Which is what we all need!)
Find your “mini” escapes from your busy life through these classes on relaxation:
For the modern, meditator. Imagine architecturally interesting rooms filled with colorful LED lighting and soft mats. Inscape meditation center provides this unique space for an audio-guided meditation. There are 7 different classes focused purely on relaxation and meditation. Although the voice is pre-recorded, the experience changes daily! In addition, they provide a curated selection of health foods, drinks, and books for purchase. If you don’t want to go to their location in Flatiron, Inscape also has their own subscription-based meditation app.
45 W. 21st Street, #1
New York, NY 10010
Single sessions start at 18$ / 168$ a month unlimited/ 50$ first two weeks unlimited
M N D F L
A beautiful, minimalist escape from the city that offers expert teachers and complementary tea! M N D F L spaces are designed to include skylights and beautiful live plants. Each instructor has different traditions and teaching styles. There are 12 different classes offered, including a class just for sleeping! The M N F F L founders also dedicate a great deal of their time to community service and health/mindfulness education through their MNDFL Ed. program.
Williamsburg, Greenwich Village, Upper East Side
First class 10$ / 75$ for the first month of unlimited classes
Ziva is a phenomenal course created by meditation expert, Emily Fletcher. This flexible option is for the more self-guided, busy person. There is a short class that can be taken either in-person or online. After finishing the course, you will have learned techniques for meditation that you can use for a lifetime. Emily gives simple, but highly effective instruction that helps to minimize the amount of overall stress in your life.
594 Broadway, Suite 202
New York, NY 10012
1508 Carmona Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019