MNDFL, the secular meditation studio that allows busy New Yorkers to book their cushions ahead of time, is expanding to two new locations, one in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the other on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Lodro Rinzler, MNDFL’s co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer, told Tricycle that since opening in November 2015 in Greenwich Village their mission “has always been to make meditation as accessible as possible.”
“When we opened we made a commitment to proactively responding to the needs of the community who came. At first that meant making sure that everyone’s first class was always $10. Then it was adding classes in Spanish, LGBTQ events, and once a month free classes,” Rinzler, a teacher in the Shambhala tradition said. “Once we started seeing consistent sold out classes each night, we realized we needed to expand our physical offerings too. We’re really excited to bring the same faculty (plus some fresh faces) and the same super kind and warm staff, to these new locations.”
MNDFL’s Upper East Side location at 239 East 60th Street is scheduled to open on Jan. 3, 2017. MNDFL’s Williamsburg location at 208 N 8th Street plans to open shortly thereafter in early 2017.