If you’re looking for some guidance, or just don’t want to meditate alone, there are meditation centers all over the city that can help you find some inner peace.

For those that have never really meditated before, it’s a fantastic way to relax your mind, relieve stress, sleep better, feel happier, and so much more. The best part is: it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or sacrifice. You just need a few moments of the day and a desire to practice. Here are some of the best meditation centers in Washington, D.C., that will guide you through every step of the process.

Take Five Meditation

1803 Connecticut Avenue NW, Floor 2, Washington, D.C. 20009 [caption id="attachment_9451" align="aligncenter" width="700"]meditation Courtesy of http://artallnightdc.us[/caption]   Take Five Meditation operates similarly to a boutique fitness studio, offering classes and membership packages . as well as walk-ins and intro meditation sessions. The studio is a one-stop shop for all your meditation needs and specializes in several different traditions and techniques as well as more practical methods for coping with stress, conflict, and all that life throws at you. Classes range from 30 to 45 minutes, with each one having a specific focus. You’re able to choose what you need the most help on or what you’re interested in, from creating joy to unplugging, to self-compassion, to the best mindfulness methods. Check out the class offerings here and the schedule here. For pricing and other details, head to their website.

Recharj

1445 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 [caption id="attachment_9453" align="aligncenter" width="994"]meditation Courtesy of Washingtonian.com[/caption]   Recharj is a state-of-the-art meditation and power nap studio, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Their mission is to deliver peace of mind in a noisy city and offer premier contemplative and restorative practices for your everyday life. Through its flexible schedule, you can even get some mediation in during the workday. Classes vary from those that require movement to something more stationary. Expert instructors will guide you through each session to make sure you have the most customized and meaningful experience possible. When classes are not in session, you’re able to use the space for your own self-guided needs. So, if you want a mix of guidance and alone time, you can have it! You can learn more about packages, pricing, and the instructors here.

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C.

3520 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 [caption id="attachment_9455" align="aligncenter" width="640"]meditation Courtesy of shambhalatimes.org[/caption]   Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C., is heavily involved in the community, spreading a message of a more enlightened and peaceful society. They are more than just a studio, offering family and children classes, along with more traditional meditation sessions, community events, retreats, recovery groups as well as free meditation gatherings offered to the public. There is also an opportunity to request a one-on-one session with an instructor, for the most personalized experience. For more information on all that Shambhala Meditation Center does, check out their website. What do YOU think? Have you tried any of these meditation centers before? Do you prefer mediating in a studio or by yourself? Tell us in the comments below!

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