This class provides an opportunity for young, like-minded individuals to learn about meditation and expand their practice in a social and collaborative environment. Under-30ish is a peer-led group, meaning the class is not led by a formal meditation teacher. Classes usually consist of a good mix of experienced and new practitioners, with the experienced students offering advice for beginners to develop a successful practice in a casual setting. We can also refer students wishing to delve deeper into their practice to reputable and experienced teachers.
The class usually begins with brief social introductions and an explanation of a mindfulness-based meditation technique. We then practice this technique as a 30 minute silent meditation. To conclude, we open the floor for anyone to reflect on their sit as well as discuss meditation practice in general.
We emphasize the ish in “Under 30-ish”. Several of our long-time students crossed this threshold into middle adulthood years ago. We have a range of ages at our classes, and all are welcome.