HANNAH KNAPP

Hannah has been meditating since 2012, when she dove in head-first with a 10-day Vipassana retreat.  Coming out of that experience, she knew she needed a community to practice with: there was just nothing like meditating with other people.  She joined the Zen-inspired Infinite Smile Sangha, where you can still find her on Monday nights.  Through mindfulness, she’s developed a deep resilience, focus, and capacity to love that she draws on every day, both as the mom of two toddlers and as a start-up founder.  Her passion for sharing the power of mindfulness has led her to launch (and lead) group meditations wherever she’s worked, and fuels her involvement in InnerSpace, which she co-founded in 2014.  She’s delighted to be leading WITHIN’s meditation sessions, and partnering with Megan to bring mindfulness to the masses.

MEGAN PARKER

Megan found her way to the magic of meditation through her love of yoga.  Yoga saved her life, but meditation truly changed it.  As she transitioned out of her fast-paced tech job, moved from West Coast to East Coast and back again, she began turning to a silent meditation practice.  Her anxiety was too much to handle, and she was finding herself unfulfilled in most areas of her life.  Suddenly she was asking herself, "How did I get here?"  Self care, personal development and overall well-being became her top priority.  She learned to foster a meditation practice that brings her deep gratitude, joy and ownership over her life. Now, she's passionate about bringing a greater sense of well-being and belonging to the communities she's a part of.  She's the first person to greet you at WITHIN and the last to leave.  Come say hello! 

 

Our Teachers

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NKECHI NJAKA

Nkechi has spent the majority of her life investigating the relationship between the brain and the body and has always felt the significance of their integration. For several years, Nkechi worked as a neuroscientist as well as a professional modern dancer and choreographer. Through this work, she discovered that mindfulness and creativity are crucial for sustaining individual and global well-being. She’s the founder and creative director of creative agency, NDN Lifestyle Studio, as well as the co-founder of Sitting Matters. Come sit with her!

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CHRIS SMITH

Chris Smith is the co-founder of JunoVR, a company using the power of virtual reality to help people with anxiety and pain. He's built guided meditation experiences for virtual reality and spent 500+ hours in meditation in the past year. He's passionate about how we can use human connection and technology to guide people to a deeper sense of connectedness and well-being. Check out his class!