Meditation Classes #1 Best Online Meditation Class near me…in Lockdown
In the “new normal” it seems the time allocated for the commute to work has been reallocated by the young professional to wellness pursuits such as fitness, yoga and meditation by video conference and as a result there’s been a rush of previously studio based wellbeing centres – including Inhere – to adapt to meet this need and, quite frankly, survive.
As lockdown has confined virtually all of us to spending the majority of our time in what should be one of the most peaceful places i.e. your own home.
But we all know that is not always the case and for those of us who benefit from meditative guidance including to reduce stress and a communal interactive experience learning from experienced meditation teachers many studios including Inhere have launched online meditation classes to help you relax and meditate from home (which is great as meditating has proven health benefits if done correctly) and to help you find a great class at the time suitable for yourself let’s look at some of our favourite class providers in the UK.
At Inhere we were London’s first dedicated drop-in studio for meditation having launched in the City of London way back in 2017 and – in response to both latent demand and corona and we aim to give everyone the chance to develop a healthy relationship with their mind. Which means offering people the opportunity, the time and the space to tune out the noise of daily life.
In addition to our new online meditation classes, we also run mindfulness classes in workplaces and venues of your choosing in normal times so we do 100% recommend you get in contact regarding this as lockdown eases.
Mind Space have helped many organisations discover the great benefits of mindfulness and currently offer an eight-week Mindful Course which takes place online through live-stream or via recorded lessons.
Each week you will receive a link that will take you to the web page where you can take the live class. You will also receive audio resources after the class that you can practice during the week. There is a book that goes with the course which we can send to you, or you can download and read as an ebook.
London Mindful’s vision at The Mindfulness Project is to create an innovative platform for sharing mindfulness with as many people as possible.
At their beautiful centre for mindfulness in Central London, they have brought together a team of London’s best mindfulness teachers to create a true hub for learning to meditate and practice mindfulness.
By offering a secular and evidence-based approach, they hope to teach their audience what meditation is and help make learning mindfulness more accessible and relatable to a mainstream audience while keeping it real and meaningful.
Beeja means the seed of infinite potential and that’s why they chose the name Beeja as it means seed in ancient Sanskrit and happy and/or new beginnings when given to an Indian baby.
It’s also the name of the mantras, or sounds, that you’ll receive when you learn with Beeja. And, if you want to go really deep, it means the origin of the universe.
Beeja are currently providing online bi-weekly Vedic online meditation classes which is one of the names given in the west to the ancient technique of Nishkam Marka yoga.
It is practiced using personalised mantras which allow you to access a deep meditative state and Beeja teach Vedic meditation, in London, in a way that is down to earth and designed to work with busy modern lives.
By giving you a few simple tools, they will open you up to a limitless way of being which Beeja say can help you fulfil long-held dreams, or take your life on exciting new twists and turns you’d never have thought possible online or out there
Meditate in London
Meditate in London run by Heruka Kadampa Centre (Heruka KMC) which is the main north London Buddhist centre of the New Kadampa Tradition, located close to Golders Green tube and bus station. Its purpose is to offer classes and courses on this subject and modern Buddhism for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced meditator.
Right now Meditate in London is running a full programme of weekly meditation classes available live and online from Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre and say by making the meditations taught at these weekly classes part of your daily routine, you can give yourself the best opportunity to find lasting inner peace and happiness, and solve the problems that come from negative minds, including anxiety, stress and worry.
Mindful Acting now provide a weekly drop in online sessions and you can join Dan for these online drop-in guided meditation and teaching sessions to discover how to become truly present with the adversity, anxiety and tragedy surrounding us.
Using dedicated Zoom software. Just sign in and via the chatroom link provided in the confirmation, no downloads or accounts needed if you don’t want.
School of Natural Health Sciences
This Meditation course, takes the student on a tutored or online journey through both Eastern and Western ‘meditation techniques’; from ‘Chakra Balancing’ to ‘Walking the Labyrinth’. No previous qualifications are required, as the course covers the appropriate basics for those studying this subject for the first time.
The Art of Meditation
The Art of Meditation believe that meditation is not a science but a profound journey into the deepest aspects of what it is to be alive. One who masters their own mind moves joyfully through life and makes an art of just being.
AOM want to transform your practice from basic mindfulness and preliminary calmness techniques into the ‘Art of Meditation’ and open the door to your true potential and discover the extraordinary capacity of your mind to bring you peace, happiness, balance and mental & physical wellbeing.
British School of Meditation
If you are interested in learning how to mediate and possibly teach then The British School of Meditation might be worth considering
Testimonial from a student at a BSoM class:
‘Each week, I look forward to Mary’s Meditation group. For a long time before I joined the class, I had been trying to find someone to teach me simple, clear techniques that I could practise at home and I find Mary’s calm, friendly and straightforward approach very helpful. I leave each class with a sense of serenity and an understanding of how to re-create that in my own meditation.’
Inner Space were previously based in Covent Garden you can join many of their guided meditation sessions online including 15-minute meditation to recharge your energy and set a positive tone for the day. This is a free live online meditation. Voluntary donations are welcome and their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org for future information.
We hope you found our guide to the best meditation classes near me which – right now – means online lasses useful as due to many studios only running weekly or, at best, daily live sessions this guide we hope will help you find a suitable class for your self at the perfect time, including with us here at inhere!