KNDRD is an inner-city studio offering group mindfulness meditation classes, led by certified teachers. We exist to provide a safe and supportive environment that fosters inner work and the cultivation of self-awareness, understanding and compassion. We aim to make meditation accessible, to help people live more mindfully and to foster a sense of community among our members.
When you picture the kind of people who open a Meditation Studio, I doubt you’d imagine us. A newly married couple from the radio business who spend most of their days in a loud, fast paced environment spreading the gospel of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.
But alas, here we are. Proof that meditation isn’t just for the barefooted.
It was the craziness of our lives and careers that drew us to mindfulness meditation. Our first experience, like many of you, was simply through an app on our phones.
We’re certainly not meditation experts. We’re just two normal people on a journey to living a life that’s more deeply rooted in the things we care about. Things like compassion, authenticity and gratitude. Mindfulness practice has been something that has helped us immensely through sessions of change and turmoil, and after getting married we decided that we wanted to create a space for people to come along on the journey with us. That way we can all learn and grow together.
Therein lies the power of KNDRD. The word ‘kindred’ not only has the word ‘kind’ in it, but it also invokes a feeling of togetherness and kinship which is a huge part of what we envision for this community. The experience of reflecting and meditating together, in a world that so often separates and divides.
We are so grateful that you’ve taken the time to get to know us, and look forward to welcoming you into the studio soon
Ash and Adrian