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 leave you knowing that meditation is for everyone and that it is the perfect tool for letting go of stress. No previous experience, training, or beliefs are required to participate and/or receive benefits from this offering.
Following the meditation, enjoy a complimentary beverage from Komunity Kombucha, whose mission is to design elixirs made with sustainably sourced organic ingredients infused with adaptogenic properties.
What to Expect
This hour-long 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 lay back and relax. We recommend that you bring a mat, a blanket, an eye cover, and comfortable clothing to contribute to your complete relaxation.
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. You will be provided with a complementary kombucha to support the hydration of your body.
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’s 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.