Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my kids to class?
We believe that meditation is important for kids, but it’s not our sweet spot. Our minimum age for students is 14. Students must be able to
sit still and manage themselves for the full hour of class. Students under age 17 must attend class with an adult.
Do you do any healing work in the studio?
We stick to our core competency – meditation. We believe that meditation empowers people to make healthier life choices. We leave the
healing to the healers.
Do I need to register for a class ahead of time?
Yes, you must pre-register for classes at least two hours prior to the class start time to secure your seat.
If I’m late can I still come in?
We honor everyone’s time by starting and ending classes on-time. Unfortunately, if you are late, we cannot let you into class.
Please plan accordingly.
My therapist recommended meditation. Can meditation replace therapy?
Meditation is not self-help. It is a tool to help us live a more skillful life and reduce our own stress. Please follow the instructions and advice
of your therapist at all times.
I can’t sit cross-legged on the floor. Can I still meditate?
Absolutely. You are not required to sit in any position that is not comfortable for you. Mediation can be done sitting on a cushion, a chair, or
even lying down. We do provide cushions, pillows, back-jacks and a variety of yoga props as well as two styles of chairs. There’s a seat for
Does the studio follow any religion?
Meditation has nothing to do with religion and is not a religious practice. No one will be asked to adopt any beliefs or proclaim allegiance to
a deity or guru. Many of our techniques and lessons are based on Buddhist or Vedic teachings, but they are not religious. We strive to be
respectful of others’ beliefs and keep things secular and approachable.
Where can I park?
There is plenty of off-street parking around the building. You are also welcome to bring your bike or skateboard inside.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfy. If you tend to get cold, bring a hoodie or blanket.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat or cushion?
No. We have plenty of cushions and chairs. A yoga mat is not needed for class.
What if I fall asleep and start snoring or drooling?
It happens. Your teacher will give you a gentle nudge. We won’t let you become disruptive or tip over.
What if I can’t stop thinking?
There is no need to stop thinking. Our brains serve up 60-80,000 thoughts a day – many of them during meditation. You
will learn how to work with the flow of thoughts and develop a different relationship to them.
What’s the BEST day come to the studio?
The day you decide you want to learn to meditate. No one day of the week is better than another and the day you start
your practice is the beginning of the rest of your life.
I’ve got a friend/partner/spouse/ex-spouse/boss/kid/neighbor who REALLY needs to meditate. How can I get them to come in?
The best way is to start meditating yourself. When they see how chill you are, they will want to get some chill too. The second best way is to buy them a gift certificate.
8236 SE 17th Avenue, Portland OR 97202