Knowledge is Power

What Happens in a Class

Come sit with us and learn to meditate and be mindful. On this page you will find answers to many of your introductory questions about what to do and how to do it at NOW House. Please contact us if/when you have questions that are now answered here. We provide the suggestions below to help make your visit to NOW House pleasant and rewarding.

Arrive a little before class so you can arrive and settle in. Classes usually start with a brief talk or introduction to a practice. This is usually followed by a guided meditation. Longer classes and Class Series are usually a combination of lecture, discussion, practice and sometimes interpersonal activity. At the end, there is time to transition out of the meditation room and ask questions of the instructor or ease into whatever it is you’re going to do next.

Booking a Session

You can book a class online or in person. Booking online will guarantee your space in a class, but we cannot guarantee that there will always be room for walk-ins. Class sizes are limited. If you have not booked online, we recommend you arrive 15 minutes early so you can get checked in before the class begins. Once a class begins, no late arrivals are allowed into the meditation room.

Clothing

Come dressed as you are. You need no special clothing to meditate. If you are coming to a mindful movement class, please wear comfortable clothes for moving.

Shoes On or Off

You can leave your shoes on or take them off before entering the meditation room. If you are planning on sitting on a cushion, please take your shoes off and store them in the cubby. If you are sitting in a chair, you are welcome to leave your shoes on.

Wait to Enter

Please wait to enter the studio until the doors are open. Please do not enter the studio if the doors are closed.

Quiet

While many contemporary environments fill the air with sound, we strive to create a quieter space. Quiet is not silent, but please be attentive to voice and sound volume, both inside the studio and outside in the parking lot. Please do not bring your phone to the meditation room. Power it off. Leave it with your other valuables. Even with the best of intentions, phones get left on. Even a gentle vibrating alert is loud in the quiet of a meditation room.

Some meditators transition to and from practice slowly. Please be respectful of quiet time before and after a meditation class.

Mindful Movement

Please move gently and quietly in the meditation studio. Remain as still as you can during a meditation – that is part of the practice. Try not to rearrange yourself or change seating or get up to go to the bathroom once a class has started.

Seat Yourself Comfortably

There is No One Way to meditate. We offer a variety of seats for your sit. We have firm, comfortable chairs and floor cushions. You are also welcome to bring your own meditation seat, bench or support. You are welcome to stand during a meditation too.

Valuables

We have cubbies where you can store your shoes and belongings, though we highly recommend you do not bring valuables with you to NOW House.

“NOW House is not responsible for your belongings while you are at NOW House. NOW House is not responsible for any personal property left at the facility. Left items will be kept in a lost and found box for three weeks. If unclaimed they will be donated to a charitable organization.”

Late Policy

We want everyone to enjoy and benefit from our meditation classes. Please do not arrive late. Entering a class late is disruptive. If you cannot arrive on time, please wait for the next class to start or come back another time.

Late Arrival – Arrival After Studio Door is Closed - Policy:

  • Any time you register for a class, a seat is reserved for you. Available space is limited.
  • If you arrive after the studio door has closed, the class has begun and you will not be admitted. Late arrival disrupts the class. There will be no refund for the class.
  • If you are registered for a class and you arrive late and are not admitted to the class because it has already begun, you will be charged the full class fee.
  • If you have a Monthly Pass, you will be charged the full fee outside of your Pass.
  • Single Class and Multi-Class Pack holders will forfeit the class and it will be deducted from your balance.

Studio Policies

Schedules, teachers and prices of classes, passes, memberships and/or products and studio policies/terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.  

Please always check our website for our most current offers.  

  1. By scheduling a class at NOW House, you agree to the following policies:
    • All classes are scheduled by appointment through our online booking system and based on availability. Instructors and classes are subject to change without notice and no guarantees are made as to the availability of any instructor.
  2. Payment must be made prior to class.
  3. We require a valid credit card to be kept on file at all times. Should, for any reason, your credit on file become inactive or invalid in any way, you agree to promptly replace it with a valid credit card.
  4. Please arrive 15 minutes before a scheduled class to allow time for check-in.
  5. Late Cancellation Policy & Fees:
    • Any time you register for a class, a seat is reserved for you. Available space is limited.
    • We require a cancellation notice of at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled class or you will be charged a $15 Late Cancellation Fee.
    • If you have a Monthly Pass; any late cancellations will result in a $15 Late Cancellation fee.
    • Some workshops, series, retreats and other events may have their own Late Cancellation Fee & Time and you will be informed of the policy for that event when you register for it.
    • On occasion, teachers may be substituted at short notice. In such cases, the cancellation policy still applies if you cancel.
  6. No Show Policy & Fees:
    • Any time you register for a class, a seat is reserved for you. Available space is limited.
    • If you are registered for a class and do not show up, you will be charged the full class fee.
    • If you have a Monthly Pass, you will be charged the full fee outside of your Pass.
    • Single Class and Multi-Class Pack holders will forfeit the class and it will be deducted from your balance.
  7. Late Arrival – Arrival After Studio Door is Closed - Policy:
    • Any time you register for a class, a seat is reserved for you. Available space is limited.
    • If you arrive after the studio door has closed, the class has begun and you will not be admitted. Late arrival disrupts the class and there will be no refund for the class.
    • If you are registered for a class and you arrive late and are not admitted to the class because it has already begun, you will be charged the full class fee.
    • If you have a Monthly Pass, you will be charged the full fee outside of your Pass.
    • Single Class and Multi-Class Pack holders will forfeit the class and it will be deducted from your balance.
  8. If NOW House cancels a class, you will be refunded or credited the price of the class.
  9. All sales are final and non-refundable, non-extendable, non-sharable and non-transferable.
  10. NOW House is not responsible for your belongs while you are at NOW House. NOW House is not responsible for any personal property left at the facility. Left items will be kept in a lost and found box for three weeks. If unclaimed they will be donated to a charitable organization.
  11. You agree to abide by ALL studio policies, regulations, terms and conditions.

NOW House reserves the right to change the terms & conditions as well as prices at any time. Significant changes will be indicated on this website. If you have questions about these terms and conditions, please contact NOW House.