Melbourne’ Best Meditation Studios For Instant Zen
Meditation is more than just a buzzword. Over the last few years, this centring practice has gone from sitting on the fringe to being bang at the forefront. And with benefits ranging from easing stress and anxiety to gaining clarity on life’s trickier decisions; it’s no wonder. So whether you’re a Zen master or a total novice, it’s time to take a look at Melbourne’s best studios and spaces for meditation. And relax...
The expert practitioners at the Melbourne Centre for Mindfulness have been teaching mediation to hospital patients and staff for years. They bring this knowledge to their weekly courses for the general public, with a strong emphasis on alleviating stress. Their highly-regarded Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program sets out to help you achieve greater well-being and clarity in everyday life – a desire we can all relate to.
16 Trinity Pl, East Melbourne
Inviting everyone to stop and breathe, A-space is a meditation studio designed to help people become the best, most vibrant version of themselves. A beautiful minimalist space in calming shades of white, they offer everything from drop in classes to workshops. Hidden away from the chaos of Collingwood, no matter your level of practise, this oasis of calm is likely just the thing you need.
5 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
Set in a sleek, airy studio that’s all warm timber, natural light and white space; Happy Melon’s expert teachers provide the tools to guide you through the seemingly elusive art of meditation. Intended to connect you with a powerful mental clarity that’s often dulled by everyday stresses, the classes are focused on becoming more mindful, connected and self-aware. Just the thing for the busy modern life.
1252 High Street, Armadale
Om Yoga operates on the belief that both yoga and meditation should be for everyone. For those of us who find knowing where to begin more than a little daunting, this South Yarra studio’s four-week introductory meditation course offers a gentle guide to experiencing the many benefits of mindfulness. Most importantly, the focus is on discovering what works for you.
320 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
Set in leafy Clifton Hill, the Melbourne Meditation Centre runs regular meditation and mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats. It is perfect for people who want to learn how to relax their bodies and calm their minds — any time, anywhere. Here, they’ll teach you how to integrate meditation into your daily rituals, whether you’re strolling down the street or working up a sweat at the gym.
172 Noone Street, Clifton Hill
A frontrunner for Melbourne’s most beautiful studio, The Yoga Place is a calming hideaway set in a heritage-listed warehouse. Each Friday evening, they host a series of meditation programs, offering everything from Chakra Meditation to Five Rhythms Dance Mediation. Complete with exposed brick walls and floor to ceiling windows, it’s a space custom made to help you clear your mind and relax.
203 Victoria St, North Melbourne
Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne is a not-for-profit that provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which to discover the benefits of meditation. The centre’s weekly drop-in classes are taught by qualified Buddhist teachers, and there are various events and retreats throughout the year. No matter your level (or your religious leanings), you’ll benefit from learning how to apply Buddha’s teachings to everyday issues like office bust ups, mounting anxiety and relationship dramas.
140 Queen St, Melbourne
Teaching a variety of techniques, the Melbourne Mindfulness Foundation specialises in guiding people of all levels through the practise of meditation. Here, the goal is improving general health and wellbeing, with an emphasis on stress reduction. By taking the time to sit and be present, you’ll be introduced to practical and meaningful ways to incorporate meditation into your everyday life.
5/27 Enfield Avenue, Preston
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