Mindfulness Meditation Classes and Life Coaching in New Jersey

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Enjoy the Benefits of Meditation in Your Life.

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

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.



Enroll in one of our upcoming mindfulness meditation classes or select one of exclusive individualized programs.
We’ll show you how to meditate easily, gently, and with patience.
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.


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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.

(Meditation helps us make 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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Seedling Meditation Practice



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 a powerful one-on-one Life Coaching Program, private sessions are a great way to receive that special customized attention.

Three Options are Available for You.
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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 schedule your individual meditation session.
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2. Private Classes are perfect for those who want to learn the 5-step SOAR in the NOW mindfulness meditation techniques but are unable to attend the regularly scheduled classes.
This is great for small groups of 3-6 friends or co-workers.
With this option, you and your friends can 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 schedule you private classes.

Mindfulness Life Coaching in New Jersey

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


You set the goals. I support you you in accomplishing your goals.

We begin by identifying your specific objectives.

What do you want to change? What do you want to achieve? What’s been in your way?

What will you do with meditation?  “I want to meditate so that I can…”

If meditation can help, then you set up a framework for success.

You will learn to practice specific meditations, mindfulness practices, and new perspectives that will help you achieve your goals.

I will then support you with weekly coaching calls.

As your accountability partner, I’ll be there as you apply these new skills and techniques to your specific challenges … knowing you are not alone.

I’ll encourage you along your path as you experience the transformations, nurture your peace of mind, and reclaim your vibrant life so you can begin to enjoy life to the fullest, with peace, enthusiasm, and lasting happiness.

My former and current clients include therapists, medical doctors, teachers, new parents, and high school students facing life challenges, transitions, or stressful situations.

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.

I am available to coach you in person within the New York City and Northern New Jersey area.

I also coach via Skype and phone.

The coaching program is always customized to fit your schedule, lifestyle, and goals.

CALL (908) 291-8112 to learn if the Mindfulness Life Coaching Program is the right solution for you.

LOCATIONS: Meditation Classes in New Jersey

As our meditation classes continue to grow in popularity, we are now offering classes in various 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


A Message 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 university 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. They are my inspiration.

They inspire me to keep practicing. To return to the path of peace, kindness, and love. To be more healthy, engaged, and vibrant.

I often share my own family stories in class. They are central to my practice. They are real-world challenges and 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 mid-life 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.

Why? Because I found one pathway that worked for me. It also happens to be a pathway that’s worked for almost 3,000 years and is being proven effective by modern science. 

I know I am not alone in facing the challenges of our modern world. People are hurting – from stress, from loneliness, from a fast paced culture that is moving faster than our bodies can handle.

I want to help.

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 to be discovered in 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 settle for a few moments and simply observe.

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,