Open Meditation is a unique, non-religious approach to learning mindfulness meditation in London. We run Introduction to Mindfulness Workshops, Weekend Mindfulness Intensives, Drop-In Classes and One on One sessions to help you develop a life-changing skill.
In Open Meditation 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, reduces your stress and helps you achieve your goals.
Mindfulness isn't just about sitting to meditate, but about increasing your self-awareness and eventually learning to master your experience. A contextual framework starts to become important the more you practice, so we provide this 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.
If you'd like to know more about mindfulness, our website is packed full of information about its many benefits and the latest studies. If you've never meditated before, we suggest starting with a half-day Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop. If you're looking for a group to practice with or want to get back into meditation, check out our weekly Drop-In Classes. Regardless of your level, the best way to learn is to come to a Weekend Mindfulness Intensive, which is designed to teach you to meditate or enhance your existing skills in a transformative two days. You can find out more about the Weekend Intensive and hear testimonials from our clients below.
Where are we?
We've moved! We are now teaching out of our own beautiful space 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 at the location above on Wednesdays at 19:00 (beginning on September 10th, 2014) . Our Introduction to Mindfulness Workshops and Mindfulness Weekend Intensives will begin in September too - please use our Calendar to book or visit our Meetup group for reminders and to receive our Mindful Monday emails. All of these classes are suitable for every level, 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 Weekend Intensive has now been scheduled for the 27th and 28th of September, 2014. Click on the Classes link above to read why we think it's the best way to learn mindfulness meditation in London, 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 Mbit and wellbeing. We also had a great time teaching mindfulness to the people who work in Chiswick Park in March 2014.
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.