Meditation

Meet us in our meditation room for guided meditation classes and self-guided meditation.

 
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Here at the Mental Health Studio we have two types of meditation opportunities

self-guided Meditation

We offer daily self-guided meditation times in our safe and serene space. No teacher is present for self-guided meditation time. Reserve time for your personal meditation practice, for self-care, and to come sit in stillness before work, during your lunch break, or after a long day. 

Self-guided meditation will allow you a structured time to leave the chaos, and just be still. There is no right or wrong way to meditate here. There is no requirement or level of experience required.

What’s included in the self-guided meditation experience? 

  1. We provide meditation pillows, blankets, weighted lavender eye masks, and bolsters to help you have a comfortable meditation experience. We also have foldable chairs for those who prefer to meditate in a chair. 

  2. Each meditation pillows comes with a small instruction card with prompts for those looking for some guidance.

  3. You will have access to a variety of yogi teas to compliment your practice. 

  4. We will provide therapeutic essential oils through diffuser or incense as part of your experience. (Please alert our staff if you have an aversion to oils or other strong smells and we will do our best to remove active smells from your meditation time).

  5. You are welcome to bring headphones if you’d like to block out potential noise, or to listen to your own guided meditation.

  6. We ask all meditators to be mindful that this is a shared space and to avoid disruption of others’.

    The benefits of meditation come with consistency, we hope to see you regularly!

GUIDED MEDITATION

We provide multiple teacher guided meditation classes and modalities for those looking to learn with a teacher. It can be your first time meditating, or you can be experienced. Our guided meditation classes are for all people; join us for guided meditation with Joe or Aubrey.

What’s included in the guided meditation with a teacher experience? 

  1. We provide meditation pillows, blankets, and bolsters to help you have a comfortable meditation experience. We also have foldable chairs for those who prefer to meditate in a chair. 

  2. You will have access to a variety of yogi teas to compliment your practice. 

  3. We will provide therapeutic essential oils through diffuser or incense as part of your experience. (Please alert our staff if you have an aversion to oils or other strong smells and we will do our best to remove active smells from your meditation time).

  4. We ask all meditators to be mindful that this is a shared space and to avoid disruption of others’.

    The benefits of meditation come with consistency, we hope to see you regularly!

    Meet our guided meditation teachers below!


JOE DENNIS

Guided meditation teacher

 
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Hi, i’m Joe

In an attempt to treat my own “rage-aholism” I found meditation. The journey of mediation has led me through traditional spiritual approaches including those of Tibetan Buddhist monks, energy healers, and religious experts. I became fixated on studying patterns in these styles and combined my findings with modern clinical approaches of mindfulness to create a series of hybrid and highly adaptable styles of meditation. After incorporating meditation into my life, my anger has calmed, my ability to relate and empathize has increased, and I enjoy all aspects of life tremendously.

who this class is for

Whether you consider yourself a novice or master, you can benefit from this meditative experience. Perhaps you’re like me and you are desperately needing more calm in your life. Perhaps you want to be more productive with your day. Perhaps you are seeking some deeper connection with something greater than you. These can all be grown and developed through our meditations.

What to expect from my class

Each class presents and reinforces basic parts of meditation: connection of mind, body, and breath. Then we get a little squirrely. We build upon this foundation through a variety of techniques from across the globe: guided imagery, yogic breathing, mantric chanting, light hypnosis (don’t worry, no one will think they’re a chicken), gestalt awareness, and many more. Each student is encouraged to discuss needs and goals for the meditative experience which allows the meditation to be tailored accordingly. Because of the varying needs of students attending each class, no two classes end up being the same.


Benefits of meditation:

Mood regulation 

Anxiety reduction 

Decreased depression

Panic reduction

Decreased substance abuse

Improved sleep

Stress reduction

Fosters kindness & compassion

Improved focus & attention

Improved decision making 

Pain relief 

Helps manage ADHD

Improved memory

Increased self-awareness

Improved mood and psychological well-being 

Reduced risk of heart disease 

Reduced blood pressure and inflammatory disorders 

Decreased loneliness

Increased empathy

Improved self-esteem

Improved mood for pregnant and postpartum mothers