Open Meditation is a unique, non-religious approach to learning mindfulness meditation in London. We teach Mindfulness for Managing Stress courses, a Transformative Weekend Intensive, Drop-In Classes and One on One sessions to help you develop a life-changing ability.
Our multidisciplinary approach has no gurus, no religious baggage and no dogma whatsoever. We just focus on one thing; training you in a skill that increases your self-awareness and greatly reduces your stress.
We teach two different types of courses: well-being and personal growth. In both, we provide a context for learning by drawing on dozens of influences from different disciplines, ranging from the latest neurological and psychological insights to the wisdom found in the ancient contemplative traditions. We see this open and integral context as vitally important, because no single approach can provide all the skills necessary to develop a healthy and sustainable practice.
If you'd like to know more about mindfulness, our website is packed full of information about its many benefits and the latest clinical studies. If you've never meditated before, you might like to come along to one of our Monday Drop-In Classes in the first instance, but if you feel ready to start meditating right away, check out the Courses symbol above. You can find out more about how we teach and hear testimonials from our clients in the video below.
Where are we?
We've moved! We are now teaching out of our own beautiful studio in Aldgate East, less than a 5 minute walk from Aldgate East Underground, and a 15 minute walk to Liverpool Street and Shoreditch. Our new address is Unit 8, Chandlery House, 40 Gower's Walk, London E18 BH
Looking for meditation classes in London? Look no further! We run regular Drop-In Classes in our studio on Mondays at 18:30 (you can use the calendar to sign up or just come along). Our 'Mindfulness for Managing Stress' course and Transformative Weekend Intensives run less frequently - please use our Calendar to book or sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Both the course and the Intensive are suitable for every level, but one is designed for well-being and one for personal growth, so if you can't decide which to start with, get in touch using the contact form and we'll point you in the right direction.
Our next 'Mindfulness for Managing Stress' course is on Saturday, November 29th, 2014. If you're looking to improve your well-being, manage stress or anxiety, and learn how to stay calm under pressure, this is the course for you!
Our next Transformative Weekend Intensive is on the 31st of January and 1st of February, 2015. Click on the 'Classes' link above to read why we think it's the best way to learn mindfulness meditation in London for those interested in personal growth, or watch the video above to see some testimonials.
We've also been busy with our lovely workplace clients over the last few months, most recently working with QVC and Paramount Pictures to train staff in Mindfulness-based Ideation Training and well-being. We also had a great time teaching mindfulness to the people who work in Chiswick Park recently.
Open Meditation taught about 80 people over 3 days at Shambala Festival 2013 through a series of packed free mindfulness meditation workshops.
Open Meditation was a proud sponsor of Breaking Convention in 2013, a biennial conference on psychedelic consciousness that took place at the University of Greenwich. You can find some videos of this historic event here. We ran a large mindfulness meditation workshop at the conference, and Alexander gave a talk on mindfulness, entheogens and the phenomenology of consciousness.
Click here to read an article we wrote for HR Zone in 2013, one of the UK's leading HR publications.