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The Mindfulness Project

Join us in asking big questions, learning from multiple wisdom traditions, and practicing mindfulness in order to wake up in our lives and transform our world. We welcome people of all faiths, backgrounds, and meditation experience.


The type of meditation we practice at The Mindfulness Project involved simple — but not always easy! — breath and awareness exercises that bring our attention to the present moment. Through this practice, we relax and rejuvenate our bodies, see the world around us more clearly, and act with more compassion towards ourselves and others.

Our meditation practice is enriched with teachings from a variety of spiritual traditions as well as lessons from our own personal lives. Meditations consist of two periods of twenty minute meditations, with guidance as needed, and a twenty minute discussion or exercise.

The Mindfulness Project offers yoga and other body-based practices several times during the week. These classes are taught by certified, dynamic, experienced teachers from all over the city. Classes focus not just on physical fitness and health but also on connecting to our center and finding peace through meditation-in-movement. The Mindfulness Project also hosts special yoga/movement workshops and programs for the NYU community.

Special events, guest lectures and workshops will examine what spirituality means and how it relates to our everyday lives.

How does mindfulness intersect with social justice? Our environment and the food we eat? Art, poetry, dance, and music? Sex and the body? Birth, death, old age, and illness?

Mindfulness-themed movie nights, hikes, craft nights, and more! Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Meet our amazing staff of yoga instructors and mindfulness practitioners!



Three Ways to be Mindful in New York City


Yael Shy, Director of The Mindfulness Project at NYU and Co-Director of NYU's Center for Spiritual Life, explains three easy and approachable mindfulness practices.

Photo: GCASL building exterior.

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