Sound Meditation with Jay Taylor

Sound Meditation with Jay Taylor

September 12

6:30-7:45 p.m.



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Lie back, breathe, and allow the powerful frequencies of crystal singing bowls and percussive instruments to support you in reaching deep states of relaxation. If you have struggled with meditation in the past, this experience can show you that meditation is for everyone and that it is the perfect tool for letting go of stress.


Location and Dates

The Peoples Gas Education Pavilion, created by award-winning architectural design firm Studio Gang, frames the Chicago skyline and provides a peaceful space for Chicagoans and visitors alike. Join sound meditation facilitator Jay Taylor for a series of immersive sound experiences at this iconic location this spring and summer. For a fun twist, a different local collaborator will join each session, making each of the four offerings unique.

June 13 with Ana Everling
July 11 with Sam Thousand
August 15 with The Meditation Movement
September 12 with Hunter Diamond

General Details

This is an ages 16+ event and is recommended for guests who are able to be peaceful and still for up to ninety minutes. No previous experience, training, or beliefs are required to participate and/or receive benefits from this offering. It is recommend that you bring a mat, a blanket, an eye cover, and wear comfortable clothing to contribute to your complete relaxation. Please arrive by 6:00 p.m.

What to Expect

This 90-minute offering will begin with a brief introduction to meditation intended to support you in getting the most out of the experience. Then, you will be given the opportunity to lie back and relax. As the singing bowls enter the sonic landscape, you will be guided through some light breathing, easing you into a meditative state. After the sound fades, you will have an opportunity to gradually move your body and gently open your eyes. Following the meditation, the instructor will share some final thoughts on the experience.

Facilitator Bio

Meditation facilitator Jay Taylor began exploring the field of sound meditation in 2018. Since then, he has facilitated nearly 2,000 meditation experiences in diverse spaces, including the Chicago Botanic Garden, The Morton Arboretum, Navy Pier, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, the University of Chicago, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and many other spaces. In 2020, Jay co-founded the Ahimsa School of Sound Healing, which is dedicated to empowering people to express and support themselves through the playing of instruments.

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