UCLA Guided Meditation
Meditation and mindfulness are beneficial ways to manage stress, focus on what matters most and cultivate wellbeing. UCLA offers a wealth of mindfulness resources at no cost for students through the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative.
UCLA Students can take advantage of free meditation and mindfulness courses offered by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).
MARC promotes mindfulness throughout the lifespan through education and research, offering individuals strategies and tools to reduce stress in work, relationships, health and other areas of difficulty with practices that foster compassion, connection and resilience. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, MARC has created a special series of mindful awareness resources for University of California faculty, staff and students to reduce stress, promote connection and foster resilience during this trying time.
Insight Timer offers a vast library of guided meditations, daily live events and soothing sessions hosted by celebrities and wellness experts. Furthermore, its community feature Circles allows users to join forces in real-time for meditation with friends or strangers.
Sattva: Sattva bills itself as the world’s largest community of meditators, boasting 18 million registered users. Their app offers a vast selection of guided meditations, chants and soothing music that link to Apple Health so users can track their heart rate and mood after engaging in meditation.
The cost of guided meditation apps, classes, and online programs varies based on the type, experience level, and how often you want access the content. Many apps offer a free trial period before charging monthly, yearly, or lifetime memberships.