Sound Meditation with Jay Taylor at Lincoln Park Zoo
March 26, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join sound meditation facilitator Jay Taylor for an immersive sound experience inside the lion house!
Lie back, breathe, and allow the powerful frequencies of crystal singing bowls and percussive instruments to support you in reaching deep states of relaxation. If you have struggled with meditation in the past, this experience can show you that meditation is for everyone and that it is the perfect tool for letting go of stress.
This hour-long offering will begin with a brief introduction to meditation intended to support you in getting the most out of the experience. Then, you will be given the opportunity to lie back and relax. As the singing bowls enter the sonic landscape, you will be guided through some light breathing, easing you into a meditative state. After the sound fades, you will have an opportunity to gradually move your body and gently open your eyes.
Following the meditation, the instructor will share some final thoughts on the experience. Enjoy a complimentary beverage from Komunity Kombucha, whose mission is to design elixirs made with sustainably sourced organic ingredients infused with adaptogenic properties.
This is an ages 12+ event and is recommended for guests who are able to stay peaceful and still for up to one hour. No previous experience, training, or beliefs are required to participate and/or receive benefits from this offering. It is recommended to bring a mat, a blanket, an eye cover, and wear comfortable clothing to contribute to your complete relaxation. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for check-in.
Meditation facilitator Jay Taylor began exploring the field of sound meditation in 2018. Since then, he has facilitated nearly 2,000 meditation experiences in diverse spaces, including the Chicago Botanic Garden, The Morton Arboretum, Navy Pier, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, the University of Chicago, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and many other spaces. In 2020, Jay co-founded the Ahimsa School of Sound Healing, which is dedicated to empowering people to express and support themselves through the playing of instruments.
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