WHAT IS MOMENT?
MOMENT is a mindful collective.
A meditation members club devoted to supporting a mindful community in finding more calm, focus, and happiness. Enlightenment is great, sure, but your inbox is full and you can never seem to find time to clean your apartment. We get you.
The House of MOMENT is a sanctuary in the middle of Downtown Vancouver. We serve our community through regular classes, inspiring events, and other excuses to gather- all in the name of mindfulness.
In the past, MOMENT has existed as a week long pop up installation in a street-front space , a day-long pop up meditation mobile in Downtown Vancouver, and Canada's first modern meditation studio.
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In short, meditation saved my life. I struggled with my mental health for years, although my family and ex boyfriends would just call me "emotional" and "crazy". It wasn't until my early 20s when I was told I had depression, and it was only after I confessed to being suicidal that I was referred to a therapist who would teach me the meditation tools that have taught me to manage my mental health.
I can remember being in the thick of it all, body numb, and thinking to myself "I really, really, hope that no one else feels this way."
Coming out of that experience, I knew I wanted to share the practice with as many people as possible, in hopes that it makes a difference to at least one person.
SEPTEMBER 2014- Hosted Canada's first (pop up) meditation space- where participants could not only meditate on their own, but were led through group meditations, a mindful meal/ long table dinner, and guest speakers.
DECEMBER 2015- I rented a vintage streamline trailer and turned it into a meditation studio for the day. Parked in the middle of Downtown Vancouver, the space was designed to provide a brief moment of refuge for those caught up in the holiday shopping madness.
OCTOBER 2016 We (Myself and my two business partners) open Canada's first modern meditation studio in Gastown, Vancouver BC.
SEPTEMBER 2017- After year 1 in business, we switch models to reflect the need in our community. Instead of operating as a studio, MOMENT becomes a meditation member's club.
If you would like to connect about this project or want to hear more about my story, I am happy to chat. I am also open to speaking about my experience with mental health & mindfulness. Feel free to reach me at HELLO@ANITACHEUNG.CA