Learn to Meditate • Mindfulness Meditation Classes in New Jersey

Experience the great benefits of
mindfulness meditation in your life.


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Mindfulness meditation is a scientifically proven way let go of stress, anxiety, old habits, and limiting beliefs.

It’s also good for your health.

Studies suggest that meditation can ease pain, improve concentration, strengthen immunities, lower blood pressure, curb insomnia, and even help alleviate depression.

With meditation, you will learn new ways to relax, focus, and enjoy life with more inner peace and joy. 

You will also become kinder, calmer, more patient and understanding with yourself and those around you.

With a peaceful mind, you will soon enjoy a healthier body and a more vibrant life.


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Join one of our upcoming mindfulness meditation classes.

We’ll show you how to meditate in 5 steps.

No need for beads, crystals, secret mantras, fancy names, or trips abroad. Our classes are designed for our contemporary lifestyle.

We keep it simple, we keep it real.

After all,  meditation is not about escaping.

It’s about discovering peace in the midst of our own everyday lives.


Mommy and child meditating over water after meditation class in Montclair New Jersey

SOAR in the NOW: 5 Steps to
Mindfulness, Peace, and Joy

SOAR in the NOW is a unique 5-part breakthrough system that brings together the best of classic and contemporary meditation techniques.

SOAR in the NOW was created by mindfulness expert and dedicated educator Leo Aristimuno after many years of studying, practicing, and teaching meditation and the works of Eckhart Tolle.

The breakthrough framework simplifies the key components of meditation so you can experience mindfulness, peace, and joy in 5 steps.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity, however.

With the SOARing process, you’ll learn breathing techniques, visualizations, and practical mindfulness strategies that can change your life.

The techniques are subtle, but they are effective, powerful, and inspiring.

You’ll soon notice that each sitting is an entirely new, rich, and rejuvenating experience.

Leo Aristimuno creator of mindfulness Meditation classes in Montclair New Jersey

Founder of the Inner Peace Teachings Institute;
Creator of SOAR into the NOW Meditation Program,
Producer of “Living With Tolle” Podcast 
You can learn more about Leo by scrolling down below.


Our classes are friendly, casual, and very supportive.

Wandering minds and fidgeting bodies are welcome.

(Remember, it’s about making peace with what IS.)

You’ll leave each session feeling calm, refreshed, and energized.

You’ll finish the course with specific tools and techniques to help you practice mindfulness and meditation in your daily life.

See what students are saying about our classes.
Read student testimonials here.


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SOAR INTO THE NOW: 5-Steps to Mindfulness, Peace, and Joy

Our Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation class. With Leo’s expert guidance and a supportive group setting, students learn the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation. In each class, we experience breathing, concentration, and awareness techniques that will become the foundation of your own personal meditation practice.

11 AM- 12 PM • September 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
LOCATION: Be Evolution Yoga Studio • 18 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042
TUITION: $110 for 5-weeks | $88 for 4 Weeks (includes audio recordings).
Single Class: $25 per session.

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM •  September 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9
LOCATION: Clear Mountain Zen Center • 22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042
TUITION: $110 for 5-weeks | $88 for 4 Weeks (includes audio recordings).
Single Class: $25 per session.

9 AM- 10 AM • September 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11
LOCATION: The Karuna Shala Yoga Studio • 855 Bloomfield Ave #208, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
TUITION: $110 for 5-week course (includes audio recordings).
Single Class: $25 per session.

SOAR in the NOW, a Mindfulness Meditation Class in New Jersey


Experience the benefits of meditation on your schedule, with personalized guidance, and the exclusive benefits of individualized private instruction.

Whether you’re new to meditation, would like to deepen your personal practice, or would like one-on-one Meditation Coaching, private sessions are a great way to receive that special customized attention.


Leo offers three options. Click on the tabs above for more details.
1. Individual Sessions are perfect for anyone who wants individual instruction on the techniques, a deeper personal practice, or the personalized guidance to address specific personal issues.

CALL (908) 291-8112 to speak with Leo and schedule your individual meditation session.
2. Private Courses are perfect for anyone who wants to learn the 5-step SOAR in the NOW mindfulness meditation techniques but is unable to attend the regularly scheduled classes.

With this option, you experience the course on your own personalized schedule and private location. 

Each session includes an opening guided meditation, instruction, time for questions, and a longer closing meditation.

Each week we focus on specific aspects of mindfulness meditation including breath work and awareness practices that to help you relax, let go of stressful habits, and enjoy life more freely.

CALL (908) 291-8112 to speak with Leo and schedule you private mindfulness meditation class.

3. The Comprehensive Meditation Transformation Coaching Program, is uniquely customized for those who want to harness the power of meditation to resolve specific challenges or to enhance specific areas of their lives. 

We begin by identifying your specific objectives. Then, with Leo’s guidance, we  plan together how to use mindfulness meditation to achieve those goals.

Clients find that mindfulness coaching helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and recurring worry. Clients have used mindfulness meditation to enhance their on-going therapy, as well as stress-reduction and heart-health treatments prescribed by their medical doctors. Former and current clients include therapists, medical doctors, teachers, new parents, and high school students facing high-stress situations.

In each private session, you will experiences mindfulness practices and meditations crafted to meet your specific agenda.

Each session is also customized to help you gain perspective, cultivate inner peace, and facilitate breakthrough transformations around your specific life goals.

As part of the coaching program, Leo also supports you with weekly coaching calls to help you integrate meditation in your daily lives.

Meditation Coaching is offered in person within the New York City and Northern New Jersey area. Leo also coaches via Skype and phone.

CALL (908) 291-8112 to begin your Comprehensive Mindfulness-Based Life-Transformation Coaching Program



No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

If you’d like to begin or continue your meditation practice please do not hesitate to speak with Leo. 

To speak directly with Leo about any aspects of these classes,
you can call (908) 291-8112

LOCATIONS: Meditation Classes in New Jersey

As our meditation classes continue to grow in popularity, we are now offering classes in three wonderful locations in Montclair, New Jersey.

Clear Mountain Zen Center: 22 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042
BeEvolution Yoga Studio: 18 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042
The Karuna Shala Yoga Studio855 Bloomfield Ave #208, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028


From Leo

In order to understand the heart of my meditation programs, it might be good to know a little bit about my story.

Of course, you can find a more formal bio in the “About Leo.”

Yes, I have many degrees and decades of experience as a teacher and an artist. However, here is what I think is truly important:

Leo Aristimuno Expert meditation teacher in New JerseyI’m a father of 3 delightful kids who continually inspire me to be present in the moment. They are my best teachers.

I often share my own family stories in class. They are central to my practice. They are real-world examples of how we can apply mindfulness and meditation in our active, everyday lives.

I’ve lived my share of conflict and stress. I migrated from Argentina at age 9, leaving behind my entire family and culture. More recently, I have navigated the challenges of a major career change, difficult marital strife, and even the ups and downs of a middle age crisis.

I know first-hand the demands and challenges of our contemporary family life.

But I also know first-hand that my meditation practice has helped me through it all.

With meditation, I’ve discovered – and have been able to draw from –  a deep sense of peace flowing  just underneath any one of my life situations.

This peace and tranquility guides me, comforts me, and truly inspires me.

In fact, it inspires me so much that three years ago, I made a bold decision: I resigned from an unfulfilling position as professor at a prestigious university.

I did this so I could follow my calling: to help people discover peace, beauty, and happiness in their lives.

My goal is to always keep classes anchored in the real, the practical, and the everyday. Because I truly believe that there’s real abundant beauty and peace permeating each moment.

There’s a vastness, a complexity, a mystery, a playfulness, an amazing, on-going creativity in this life we live.

To discover it, all we have to do is shift our perspective.

And that, my friends, is what meditation is all about.

I am grateful to my teachers, family, friends, and community  — all the beautiful people who continue to inspire me each and every day.

I look forward to meditating with you and sharing moments of peace.

I am happy to be of service and to help you in any way I can.

I am honored to be a part of your personal growth and spiritual journey.

Peace and love,