14 Philly-Area Studios Where You Can Take Meditation Classes

Take a moment to stop, breathe, and clear your mind.

Need to calm your racing mind? Check out these 14 Philly-area studios offering meditation classes. / Photograph of The Veda Den by Chloe Dawson Photography.

We live in a world and a city where it’s GO, GO, GO, and mental stimulation is constant. From Instagram-induced FOMO to all those dang push notifications, there’s hardly ever any peace and quiet in our lives. Unless you specifically seek it out, that is.

To that end, we recommend you check out this list of 14 local studios — each of which offers at least one meditation class per week — to help give yourself a mental break while learning tactics to help manage stressful situations with ease. Whether you want to meditate in person or stream a session online, you’ll find a class here for you.

And if you’re looking for sound bath meditation specifically, check out our guide to local businesses that offer it here.

Black Lotus Holistic Health Collective

Where: 206 Lincoln Drive, Historic Rittenhouse Town
Classes offered: Join this collective of holistic-health practitioners for mindfulness meditation every Sunday at 11 a.m. The weekly session is part of Black Lotus’s Self-Care Sundays series, which features yoga, acupuncture, and rotating wellness workshops.

Kadampa Meditation Center

Where: 47 North 2nd Street, Old City
Classes offered: As you can expect from the name, this center has a bunch of meditation classes that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Don’t worry if you’re not well-versed in the style, though; no experience is required for any of the sessions. Classes are currently held at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There’s also classes at branches in Glenside, Collingswood, and Wilmington.

Main Line Meditation

Where: 18 Ardmore Avenue, 2nd floor, Ardmore; online
Classes offered: Main Line Meditation is a membership-based organization that provides guided meditation both in-person and virtually. No matter if you opt for a one-month, three-month, or recurring membership, you’ll get unlimited small-group online meditation sessions, unlimited access to the Ardmore studio, and one-on-one guided meditation.

Monarch Yoga

Where: 171 West Berks Street, Kensington
Classes offered: Every Friday at 11 a.m., Monarch Yoga hosts 30-minute meditation that’s open to the public. The session is free, and operates as a silent, seated practice.


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Nalandabodhi Philadelphia

Where: Online
Classes offered: Every Sunday morning, Nalandabodhi Philadelphia hosts free meditation over Zoom. The session begins with chanting, then continues with 20 minutes of sitting meditation. After a short break, you’ll end with a second round of meditation. It all starts at 9:45 a.m. and lasts for one hour; email the center for the Zoom link.

Palo Santo Wellness Boutique

Where: 1707 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk
Classes offered: From 7 to 7:45 p.m. on select Fridays, the studio hosts Sacred Circle Energy Meditation. (Check the schedule for updates.) The studio also incorporates meditation into several of its yoga offerings, including Bhakti flow and yin yoga.

Shambhala Meditation Center of Philadelphia

Where: 2030 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse
Classes offered: Join this local chapter following Shambhala Buddhist teachings for free (although donations are welcome) public meditations from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 to 11 a.m. on Sundays. Check the calendar for a full list of introductory programs if you’re interested in more of a guided experience.

Unity Yoga

Where: 8638 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Classes offered: Every Friday at its Chestnut Hill studio, Unity Yoga offers a 60-minute meditation session starting at noon. Singing bowls, chimes, and/or soft background music is typically integrated into the practice.


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Uprising ACM

Where: 1839 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk
Classes offered: This space for arts, culture, and movement (hence, ACM) offers donation-based, 60-minute meditation every Wednesday evening starting at 6 p.m. You can expect 20 minutes of instruction followed by 40 minutes of mindfulness meditation.

The Veda Den

Where: 1115 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ; online
Classes offered: This plant-filled meditation space feels like you’re on a retreat in the jungles of Costa Rica…when you’re actually in Cherry Hill. (No plane ticket necessary!) The Veda Den hosts a variety of meditation sessions throughout the week, plus special events and private bookings.

Visionary Movement

Where: 160 Essex Avenue, Sewell, NJ
Classes offered: Visionary Movement across the bridge in Sewell hosts 30-minute meditation classes multiple times per week. Catch a session on Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m., or Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

The Well Studio

Where: 2620 Martha Street, 3rd floor, Fishtown
Classes offered: Ritual at The Well Studio is a 45-minute class dedicated to meditation and journaling. (Check the schedule for occurrences.) You’ll also receive guided meditation at the end of the yoga-inspired movement class, Process.


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Yoga 4 Philly

Where: 401 South 42nd Street, University City
Classes offered: The Philly chapter of nonprofit Yoga 4 the World offers gentle Vinyasa yoga paired with meditation every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The donation-based practice aims to provide a safe space for the QTBIPOC community.

Zen Center of Philadelphia

Where: 4904 Cedar Avenue, West Philly; online
Classes offered: The Zen Center of Philadelphia holds weekly zazen (meditation stemming from the Zen Buddhist tradition) on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., and every weekday morning except Tuesday from 7 to 8 a.m. (online only). Sessions are free, with donations encouraged.