MindfulNYU hosts a wide offering of FREE yoga and meditation classes throughout the week during the academic year. All classes are open to students, faculty, and staff with a current and valid NYU ID. Unfortunately our classes are not open to alumni. Please see below for more information. These are drop in classes and no prior registration is required. Our class schedule follows the official University Academic Calendar.

Please note that the majority of MindfulNYU classes will primarily happen in-person with a Zoom link for those who wish to join a class virtually.

For up-to-the-minute news on cancellations or subs for yoga classes, mindfulness based inspiration, and information on all of our offerings, please follow us on Instagram.

Program Note: The first day of MindfulNYU yoga classes will be Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. 

Yoga and Meditation Classes

Fall 2023 Yoga Schedule

MindfulNYU offers FREE yoga classes Monday through Saturday, September through December and late January through May. These classes are taught by certified, dynamic, and highly 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.

Contemplative Courses with MindfulNYU 

Weekly from Weekly from September 25th to December 4th

Receive a certificate of completion, a small gift, and a whole new arsenal of tools to improve your focus and decrease your stress when you sign up for one of our 10-week, interactive meditation courses this Fall!

Register for any one of these classes by September 20th, 2023!

Holding Wholeness| Mondays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM 
Rev. Qalvy Grainzvolt (Buddhist Spiritual Life Advisor; Meditation Teacher)

238 Thompson Street (GCASL), Room 486

In some ways, as human beings, we all become fragmented in some way, shape, and/or form because of the many challenges and life experiences we go through. Meditative practice offers a path to reconnect these fragmented parts, and help us rediscover our intrinsic wholeness.  

Join us for a 10-week, non-credit bearing course with MindfulNYU, led by a licensed mental health clinician (LMHC) this Fall. Combining best practices from a mental health context with a secular mindfulness/meditation approach, we will discover opportunities to regain the wholeness one already possesses.

Inner Balance| Thursdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM 
Rev. Doyeon Park (Buddhist Spiritual Life Advisor; Meditation Teacher)

238 Thompson Street (GCASL), Room 486

Discover a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling academic life with "Inner Balance: Mindfulness Meditation." This one-hour session offers a sanctuary of calmness where you can explore mindfulness techniques to cultivate a centered and peaceful mind. Dive into a journey of self-awareness, learn to manage stress, and enhance focus through guided meditation sessions.

Transitions| Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Amanda Gloria Valdes (Yoga and Meditation Teacher)

238 Thompson Street (GCASL), Room 486

​​Join Amanda Gloria Valdes for a mediation community series. The class will be a community centered class. For the Fall semester we will explore how  "Transitions"  show up in our lives, minds, breath, and  practice. This class will be a weekly cumulative experience. Each week we will begin with a discussion centered check in and community mediation. We will explore the foundations of meditation, mindfulness, and tangible skills to apply to your day to day life through the lens of "Transitions". 

Looking for a student led meditation experience? Check out our Student Groups at MindfulNYU!

Meditation Room

MindfulNYU also offers a meditation room, open during our office hours, for individual practice (quiet, seated, upright meditation). Come by GCASL 486 for quiet, peace, and calm right here on campus.

The meditation room is available for silent, individual 20 minute meditation. Please stop by the front desk to sign up for a 20 min slot. There is no eating or drinking in the space. 

Photo: Meditation Room with mats and candles - GCASL 486

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that isn't answered here, email mindfulness@nyu.edu.