A wonderful thing happened to me the other day. A good longtime friend asked me, “Does Take Five have a class that teaches people how to get and stay motivated about their meditation and yoga practices?” It was a question that made me sit back and take pause. Do we help our students get and stay motivated? And isn’t motivation this complicated and amorphous thing that keeps changing?

So I thought to myself, hmmmm, motivation is a head game very much like meditation. It has to come from the inside, and for it to really be effective, it has to be regular. Both motivation and meditation take time and commitment. They are both challenging and rewarding, and when done well, can be very life changing.

Does Take Five Meditation offer motivation? The answer came to me as a resounding yes. Take Five offers a wide variety of guided classes with very knowledgeable teachers. Each class feels like a learning journey and learning is motivating. The studio offers a community of wonderful and diverse people creating an energy of connection that is motivating. Take Five helps people to know the inner workings of their minds, all of the nuances that create set-backs and breakthroughs and that is motivating.

My friend, after hearing all of this wonderful stream of consciousness answer from me, then asked me if I would open up a Take Five near her (she lives in Belize). I told her I am working on the motivation.

In the meantime, I want to let you know that as much as we hope to provide you with a space that motivates your meditation practice, all of you motivate us to continue to make the world a happier, and more introspective place. We look forward to seeing your motivated and regular practice on the cushions.

With An Abundance Of Gratitude,


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