Grounded – Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’ve never meditated before!  Is Grounded Meditation right for me?

    Yes! We love introducing beginners to the world of meditation. Most people who are new to the practice are pleasantly surprised at how simple and easy to learn it actually is. And at how good it makes them feel!

  • My life is very busy- kids, work, activities- I don’t think that I have time to meditate!

    Meditation does not need to be a very time consuming process and the rewards are certainly worth the time commitment! Classes with Grounded Meditation are typically only 30-45  minutes long- and when practiced regularly can help make your busy life more manageable!

  • I have issues with my back and cannot sit cross-legged on the floor. Can I still meditate?

    Absolutely! You are not required to sit in any position that is not comfortable for you. Mediation can be done sitting on a chair, a bench, or even, at times, laying down

  • I’ve tried meditating with an app on my phone but don’t feel like it’s doing anything for me. 

    Meditation apps can be great for some people, but many new and experienced meditators prefer the direction and community of an in-person or virtual live class or . At Grounded Meditation, either virtually or live, there is always an opportunity to discuss questions and concerns with the instructor; something that’s missing when you’re meditating via your phone!

  • I see that Grounded Meditation offers a variety of classes. How do I know which one to choose?

    The best way to choose would be to try them all. Some people prefer to meditate while just focusing on the breath; some like a word or phrase to focus on; some feel more ‘grounded’ with a visual cue.  Find out what works best for you!

  • How often should I meditate?

     Studies have shown that daily mediation can provide you with great benefits, including better sleep, less anxiety, and better focus, among others. Taking classes with Grounded can give you the framework that you can use to meditate at home – or  anywhere- when it’s not feasible to attend a class.

  • Can my kids meditate with me?

    Meditation has  been proven to be beneficial to people of all ages! We have taught meditation to all groups of kids- from first-graders with special needs, to high-schoolers under stress from exams and college applications. Meditation for young children may not look the same as it does for the more mature, but the benefits are ultimately the same!

  • What should I wear to meditate?

    As the saying goes, ‘Come as you are’! While it’s nice to meditate in comfortable clothing, many people attend classes from work and it’s not necessary to change first.

  • Will I get the same benefit from a virtual meditation class as from an in-person one?

    Yes! It’s all about learning the practice and you don’t need to be in the same physical space as the instructor to do this. Whether in-person or on-line, you just need to have a quiet space and an open mind!

“Amazing place! Incredible Instruction!” – Maria H.

“I‘ve been attending classes at Grounded Meditation for two months now and it has truly changed my quality of life for the better. I’m so grateful that I found Grounded Meditation and recommend it to anyone seeking balance in their life.” – Claire A.

“What a wonderful, peaceful, and safe space. Was almost a little intimidated to try meditation but I am so happy I did. It was a great experience, no pressure, super easy and very relaxing. Thank you Catherine and Diane.” – Justa B.

“The feeling of inner peace and tranquility that you get is instantaneous and has to be experienced to be fully understood. A wonderful class in a beautiful relaxing space with an instructor that exudes calm. I highly recommend giving it a try!” – Larry B.

“I just took a Dancing Mindfulness class with Diane and it was amazing! We relaxed; found our centers and if you really want to live in the moment and let your imagination and feelings go, it’s a perfect class to take!” – Ron E.

“I just took a class with Diane- it was absolutely so centering and peaceful- you just feel at peace with yourself and don’t think about anything from the outside world. Thank you Diane; can’t wait to take another class with you. For anybody who wants to take a class, it is well worth it!” – Charlene W.