On October 16, The DEN Meditation will open another Los Angeles location in Studio City on Ventura Boulevard. The DEN, which also has a La Brea flagship and Silverlake pop-up, specializes in drop-in meditation classes in a soothing and approachable environment, offering Angelenos a peaceful space to meditate or find peace of mind in the city bustle. The secular offerings include traditional classes, retreats, private sessions, workshops, sound baths and even kid’s classes. To introduce itself and classes to the Studio City neighborhood, The DEN will debut with 5 days of $5 classes for it’s opening week of Oct. 16-20.
The 2,000 square foot studio, located at 12323 Ventura Boulevard, is a chic, urban space in the heart of Studio City. The brick walls, reclaimed wood, cozy sitting area and big lanterns mirror the homey feel of the company’s other location, creating a relaxed and happy environment. Wifi, complimentary tea and coffee and an inspiring library invoke a community environment that goes beyond the classes themselves.
“When we opened up the La Brea location, the biggest request we were hearing was from clients traveling from over the hill wanting something closer. We are so happy we can now provide that for them.” shares owner Tal Rabinowitz. “We are planning on continuing to open more locations, as we really want to get meditation to everybody!”
Rabinowitz, a former Executive Vice President at NBC Entertainment, came up with the concept for The DEN when she started meditating to cope with the stress of work. She had difficulty maintaining her practice and sought a place where she could take a class and find a quiet space. She realized, that among LA’s copious workout classes and wellness offerings, there was nothing specifically for meditation. Rabinowitz set out to create a welcoming hub for meditation and mindfulness, and has accomplished her goal and then some. The DEN has become a neighborhood mainstay for meditation, as well as being touted as “Where Hollywood goes to meditate” given its long list of celebrity clientele.
“Come as you are, leave feeling better” is the company’s philosophy and mantra. Classes are unpretentious, all-levels and offer a variety of focuses to meet the needs of urban life. Classes range from 20-45 minutes, accommodating busy schedules, with longer workshops and programming available as well. Lunchtime Detox, Candlelight Relax, Medigaytion, Mindfulness and Reiki are just a few of the offerings, demonstrating the diverse “something for everyone” vibe that The DEN set out to achieve in the meditation space.