Stoop Season #3 (June 2019-Oct 2019)
The brooklyn stoop
When: Every Thursday @ 7:30am-8am,
DATES: FROM JUNE 6 - OCT 17
Where: 453 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
The bronx stoop
When: Every saturday @ 8:30am-9am
DATES: FROM JUNE 8 - OCT 19
Where: pelham bay park (enter at wilkinson & bruckner blvd)
What exactly happens on the Stoop?
You wake up bright and early, and stroll on over to The Brooklyn or The Bronx stoop! We begin with a 5 min talk on a weekly topic (kindness, compassion, working with tough emotions), then the Stoop Meditation Teacher guides a listening meditation. We listen and pay attention to ourselves (how we're internally feeling), and also tune into the life that’s happening around us (the sounds of the morning, the cars, the footsteps, the birds), opening up to how it's all interconnected. If you have the time after class, feel free to stick around and meet some new folks! We’re a fun group, super laid back and casual, and we all get really excited to meet new neighbors!
What if I don't know what meditation is or how to meditate?
No problem at all, no previous knowledge or meditation experience is needed. The meditation is guided, offering prompts along the way, to help you. We end each session with a Q&A, where you can ask absolutely anything about your experience.
Do I need to RSVP?
Nope! Just wake up, and come on over.
Should I bring anything to sit on?
No need to bring anything! If you’re coming to the The Brooklyn Stoop, you’ll be sitting on an actual stoop, that is lined with colorful fabrics. The Bronx Stoop is located in Pelham Bay Park, where you’ll be sitting on a park bench or the ground (we bring the blankets!). For this location, feel free to bring your favorite chair if you would like. Being comfortable while meditating is so important, no need to struggle through this, so we always take the time to settle into our seats before we begin.
What if it rains?
Stoop Meditation is weather permitting. If it's heavy rain, class will be canceled. Cancellations are announced on instagram and facebook. If it's a light mist, class is on! It can be really magical to feel the rain, instead of being covered up by an umbrella - just another way to come closer to our earth, and the present moment.
Can I bring my children?
Absolutely! Children come to the stoops every week. Classes are geared towards adults, but that doesn't hold them back! It’s a great way for them to start their day, in a safe and mindful environment that fosters kindness, well being, and community. Children are a vibrant part of every neighborhood, and are great teachers for us adults, reminding us to play more, laugh uncontrollably, and express ourselves without worrying what other people are thinking.
I want to become a Stoop Meditaion Teacher and bring this to my community! How can I do that?
Great!!! We have received an incredible amount of interest from people around the globe, that want to bring this community initiative to their 'stoop' (any outside communal gathering space). Right now, we’re accepting applications from certified meditation or yoga instructors. If you are interested, please email us, and we’ll send you the application.
I would like to partner with Stoop Meditation, and bring this series to my institution, company, school, etc!
Wonderful. We look forward to collaborating with all different types of partners - email us directly - we can't wait to talk.