Frequently
asked questions

If you have a question we haven’t answered, just drop us an email at hello@inherestudio.com

What type of meditation do you offer?

We’ve brought together different elements from meditation practices we’ve tried over the years to create sessions that fit with the flow of London life.

We use all sorts of techniques, including breathing exercises, body scans and visualisations. All of which are straightforward and easy to follow.

We’ve also designed each session to fit with a specific time of day. So while Awake helps us prepare for a full-on day at work, Rest brings us to a deep state of relaxation in the evening, however frazzled we’ve felt beforehand.

Is this the same as mindfulness?

Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword recently. In short, it means being in a mental state where you’re completely in the present moment. All our sessions include exercises that can help develop this skill, but it isn’t the only thing we focus on.

Do I need to know ‘how’ to meditate?

No, all our sessions – aside from the self-guided one – are fine for beginners as well as more experienced meditators.

If you’ve never tried it before, we recommend starting with a twenty-minute session then moving onto the longer ones. But there are no rules, and you’re welcome to try them all to see which one you like best. For a little taster, you can try our five-minute session – Pause – for free.

How do I know if I’m doing it right?

Trust us, you are. Meditation isn’t about getting a tick or a gold star; it’s about being open to what’s happening and seeing what feels right for you.

It’s normal if you find your mind wandering. Or if you can concentrate one day and then only think about work deadlines the next. Or if you really enjoy it one week and then can’t wait for it to finish the week after.

As with any exercise, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. So we hope you’ll give yourself the time to find what works, without worrying or adding even more stress to your day.

Do I have to sit on the floor?

Not if you don’t want to. Our studio has six chairs and three floor seats. If you’d prefer one over the other, make sure you arrive a bit early to choose your spot.

What should I wear?

Suit. Sandals. Tracksuit. Whatever you’re wearing that day, or evening, is fine.

Do I need to book in advance?

No, you’re welcome to drop in and see if we have a space. Just arrive five minutes before the start of the session. If you want to make sure you can join in, book your space here.

What if I want to talk to someone about my meditation?

Email our founder Adiba at ask@inherestudio.com. We can also recommend meditation teachers who might be able to help.

Why can’t I book a particular seat?

Over time, meditation helps us develop an attitude of ‘non-attachment’, which means letting go and not clinging to objects or people. So booking a specific floor seat or chair would feel a bit contrary to this.