Sound Meditation with Jay Taylor

Sound Meditation with Jay Taylor

Select Dates May 4-October 5

9-10 a.m.



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Join sound meditation facilitator Jay Taylor for a series of hour-long immersive experiences inside Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Lie back and relax as his singing bowls enter the sonic landscape; you will be guided through some light breathing, easing you into a meditative state. Following the meditation, the instructor will share some final thoughts on the experience.

Date, Time and Location

All Sound Meditations will run for 60 minutes between 9–10 a.m. one Saturday a month. Gates to the zoo open at 8 a.m., and doors to Pepper Family Wildlife Center will open at 8:30 a.m. Please be ready in your spot by 8:55 a.m.

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August 3
September 7
October 5

*If you reserve three sessions, on the same date or different dates, add a fourth to your cart for free! Use this for yourself or gift it to a friend, coworker or family member. All four sessions must be purchased together for this discount.

General Details

This is an ages 16+ event and is recommended for guests who can be peaceful and still for up to 60 minutes. No previous experience, training, or beliefs are required to participate and receive benefits from this offering. Please bring a mat, blanket, pillow, and eye covering, and wear comfortable clothing to contribute to your complete relaxation. If possible, arrive by 8:45 a.m. to set up your space.

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 many diverse spaces, including the Chicago Botanic Garden, The Morton Arboretum, Navy Pier, Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, the University of Chicago, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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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