Start meditating, and stick with it.

You've heard that meditation might help you reduce stress, and increase concentration and happiness - or maybe you've even experienced it first-hand - but somehow, you've never quite been able to make it stick, or maybe even get started at all, on your own.

You're not alone. 90% of the students who come to our studio were just like you.

That’s why we created #MindfulStart, a meditation course designed to help you launch your meditation practice, and keep it going.

Led by WITHIN teacher Devon Pipars, you’ll learn how to find release from stress and anxiety, and connect with the stillness you already have inside you. Devon's insights and guidance will help you create and sustain a healthy, meaningful meditation practice.


 
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Devon is an exceptional teacher with in-depth knowledge and training of meditation and the passion to share. I'm very thankful for my experiences learning with Devon as it's made me more present, confident and ultimately happier.

- Danielle G., WITHIN Meditation student

 

Your enrollment in the #MindfulStart 5-Week Meditation Course includes:

  • A series of 5 classes, Tuesdays 4:15-5pm, April 30-May 28. These classes are designed build on each other, deepening and strengthening your meditation practice over time. Each class includes: a check-in about how your practice is going; guided meditation; insight from Devon on that week's theme; and Q&A. 

  • A half-day meditation retreat on Sunday 5/19, 10am-1pm. After several weeks of classes, this retreat will help you take what you're learning to the next level. Held at WITHIN, the half-day includes: periods of silent meditation; periods of walking meditation; insight from Devon; and Q&A.

  • Daily inspiration in your inbox. We'll send you ideas to help you practice on your own in-between classes, and build on what you're learning.

  • Access to guided meditations by WITHIN teachers that you can listen to anywhere, or use to jumpstart your silent meditation practice at home.

  • Your personal #MindfulStart journal, to help you reflect on what you're learning along the way.

At the end of the course, you'll know exactly what you need to do to keep up your new habit, and have a deeper connection to the stillness within you.

Registration is now closed. Click below to join the waitlist for the next #MindfulStart!


The #MindfulStart Meditation Course is designed to inspire and deepen your meditation practice.

Besides giving practical advice on how to meditate, Devon will guide you through a journey anchored in four meaningful themes:

  • Awareness: discover how your mind operates and what you can do to shift your thought patterns, decreasing anxiety and creating peacefulness.

  • Love: create space in your mind and heart for love to take root and flourish, for yourself and for the people in your life.

  • Gratitude: discover and enjoy the gifts life is giving you in each moment, consciously choosing how you see the world around you.

  • Acceptance: meet your life fully, embracing both the good and the bad, and discover the ease that comes with it.

You can tap into our teachers’ collective wisdom anytime - even when you're not in class - by listening to recorded meditations made by Devon and other teachers at WITHIN. 

You'll get practical tips on building your meditation practice.

In addition to all the support you'll get from Devon, we'll send you daily inspiration in your inbox with practical ideas to bring more mindfulness into your life and develop your practice.

You'll set goals and hold yourself accountable to them.

Using your own personal #MindfulStart Journal, you'll set specific goals for the course. Devon, and the other students in the course, will help you stick with it.

You'll establish a real meditation habit, and know how to keep it going.

At the end of the course, you'll know exactly what you need to do to keep up your new habit. We'll help you make a plan for post-course success.


 
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Initially I turned to meditation to manage work stress and stay centered throughout my daily life — with Devon as a teacher, I've walked away with that and so much more.

Her teachings resonate on a soul-level, and provide practical guidance on how to turn those epiphanies into action to create lasting change in your life.

Alison K., WITHIN Meditation student

 

We want you to feel great about jumping in. If you decide anytime before the end of the first week of the course that it isn’t for you, we’ll give you a full refund.

Because we also want you to take your participation in the challenge seriously, you must request the refund by 11:59pm PT on May 6th for us to honor it.


Questions? Just email us at sit@withinmeditation.com.

We can’t wait to have you be a part of #MindfulStart!


#MindfulStart FAQs

Where will I go for classes?
Classes take place at WITHIN Meditation, in the heart of the financial district (110 Sutter St at Montgomery).

When will I come to a class?
The course is held 4:15-5pm on five Tuesdays, April 30th through May 28th.

How often will I need to come to class?
The classes in this course will build on each other, so when you sign up, you’re committing to coming to all five of them, plus the half-day retreat on May 19th.

What happens in class?
You can expect twenty minutes of guided mindfulness meditation, plus conversation and connection.

Who teaches the classes?
Devon Pipars will teach the five classes in the course, and lead the half-day retreat.

Do I need any special clothes or equipment?
None! One of our favorite things about meditation is that you don't need anything special to do it. Just come as you are.

Can I start and stop during the course?
When you sign up, you're committed from April 30th through May 28th.

I tend to jump into things, and then not finish them. How can I be sure I'll make it through the course?

The best part about doing this course is the accountability and inspiration we give you to keep you on-track. When you set your goals for the course, we'll hold you accountable to sticking with it. Devon will check in with you and the other students each class, and we'll send you daily inspiration in your inbox.

What happens if I sign up, and then realize it's not right for me? Do you give refunds?
We want you to feel totally comfortable dipping your toes into the meditation waters with us. If you join #MindfulStart, and decide any time during first week that it's not for you, we'll give you a full refund. You must request the refund by 11:59pm PT on May 6th for us to honor it.

I have other questions!
Great! Just email us at sit@withinmeditation.com and we'll answer right away.