OK, apparently the best way through this pandemic is one breath at a time, eyes closed, thinking of nothing. Yep, this sounds unrealistic to us too, so we have gathered our top free online guided meditation centers. See you on Zoom!
Soulstice Mind + Body Spa
Streaming live, virtual classes at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday while shelter-in-place remains. Tune in live via Instagram at @soulsticemindbodyspa or through their Facebook page. All classes are free, but donations are appreciated. soulsticemindbodyspa.com
In response to current conditions, Spirit Rock’s Dharma programs are now offered exclusively online. Classes are free, but when you register to join virtually, they encourage paying at the highest level you are able to in support of Spirit Rock, their staff and their assembly. spiritrock.org
SF Zen Center at Green Gulch Farm
San Francisco Zen Center’s Online Zendo offers Zazen meditation, Dharma talks, ceremonies, and meditation instruction every day of the week via Zoom. Classes are open to all and require no registration. Donations are appreciated. Visit their website for schedule and Zoom links. sfzc.org/online-programs
Mindful One Meditation Studio
Held in their virtual Zoom studio, Mindful One offers free online meditation classes at noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are 30-minutes long and suitable for all experience levels. The first half of class is a guided meditation, the second is a silent, breath-focused meditation. mindfulonemeditation.com
The 2020 Wellness Category was sponsored by Navitas Organics.
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