Meditation is an amazing secret weapon and everyone has the power to meditate. It DOESN’T require hours under a banyan tree. In fact it doesn’t require a yoga studio, or a retreat center either.
It only requires one thing: SHOWING UP.
The Pop Up Meditation Lab was born out of an effort to take meditation out of the studios and into the streets by partnering with local businesses to host community meditation sessions in spaces accessible by anyone and everyone. Our very first one was held in October 2014 in the streets of SF at Arrow Salon in the heart of the Mission. Other SF locations have included Lululemon, 111 Minna, Core Power Yoga, and Knolls.
Since our inception in 2014 Pop Up Meditation Lab has popped up around the world in Austin, London, Barcelona, Croatia, and of course online.
Our bodies are a laboratory, it’s time to experiment, listen, and learn. Meditation is a growing skill that has shown to optimize wellbeing through elevated happiness and alleviated stress. Read more about meditation here.
What you need to bring?
Yourself and something to sit on (yoga mat, meditation pillow, blanket). The beauty of meditation is that it can be done anywhere, anytime.
What is the format of Pop Up Meditation Lab?
PML sessions are typically 60 minutes starting with a brief introduction to meditation, benefits of, and how to meditate. Followed by a 30 minute meditation practice. Ending with share and reflect time. The sessions are welcoming to all levels, and locations are typically not quiet so we can learn to play with the noise of life.
Become a partner
PML is always looking for new and creative partner locations to host a lab. If you are an art gallery, salon, center, office space, cafe, hotel, park, etc. looking to bring some high vibe energy into your space contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on becoming a partner.
Become a facilitator
Interested in sharing the art of meditation around the world? Join us to become a PML facilitator. We will teach you the PML format so you can lead your own PML’s around the world.
We are proud to have PML featured in these media sources
The New York Times: Yoga Rooms Offer a Quiet Break in Hectic Airports
We are currently scheduling for 2018. Please check back for upcoming labs.
If you are interested to be a host partner for 2018, contact us here.
SF 111 Minna
A beautiful art gallery and co working space in the heart of SF’s financial district. Take a break from work and take a trip inwards.
Barcelona, The Music Room
A beautiful co-working space for musicians set in the heart of Gracia barrio
London: Museum of Happiness
Located in the Shoreditch neighborhood, the Museum of Happiness is a place to explore and play
SF Airport, Virgin America Yoga Room
Getting on a plane can be quite the stressful experience but Virgin America knows how to make it stress free. We partnered with their Yoga Room to host a meditation lab for folks before they got on their flight.
San Francisco, Lululemon SF Centre
March 1st @7pm
We partnered with Lululemon to host this months lab in the heart of SF at the SF Centre. Come out and experiment with us!
Austin, Texas French Legation Museum
February 15th @ 3pm
We have partnered with NetIP Austin to host our first event in AUSTIN held at the historic French Legation Museum. Come out and play!