Meditation classes cost $15 to $30 per person for a group session. One-on-one sessions cost $60 to $150 per hour for a more individualized experience. Some teachers offer online virtual classes for groups or individuals with ongoing monthly plans.
Higher prices apply for supplemental add-ons to enhance meditation, such as aromatherapy or sound baths with Tibetan singing bowls.
Meditation classes typically start with an introductory talk. Then everyone closes their eyes and sits still. Classes can include a simple guided breathing technique to reduce stress and tension. If it's a guided meditation session, then the teacher speaks each instruction for focusing.
Note: The length of the silent pauses during the class will vary depending on the technique and style. Some meditation classes are in complete silence from beginning to end. Afterward, there may be a questions and answer session and light refreshments.
Benefits from going to a mediation class include:
Most meditation classes last for 30 to 60 minutes. Longer classes on meditation retreats typically have a short break in between for bathroom trips and stretching your legs.
Do prepare for a meditation class by taking a bathroom break, drinking some water, and doing a few gentle stretches to get into a comfortable sitting posture.
Do not eat a large meal or drink alcohol less than 2 hours before class because these things can make you fall asleep when trying to meditate. Having a lot of caffeine before a meditation class can make it harder to sit still.
Things to bring to a meditation class include:
Tip: Ask the meditation center or teacher beforehand about which items they have available.
The ideal clothing to wear for a meditation class is comfortable clothing that lets you to breathe easily and sit on the floor or stretch a little. Loose-fitting clothing is ideal.
Yoga classes complement meditation classes since the postures prepare the body and mind for meditation. Yoga classes cost $15 to $25 per group class while a private lesson costs $30 to $70 per class. Tai Chi classes also help focus the mind for meditation.
When searching for a nearby meditation class, first decide which type of meditation you are interested in. Then compare class fees and read their reviews on Google and Lessons. After booking, keep a copy of the refund policy and terms and conditions for your records.
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