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Middle Way LA provides practical instruction for a vibrant, meaningful life
infused with ethical integrity, compassion for others, mindful awareness and wisdom.

  • Featured event

    Meditation Day with Jeremy Graves

    Join us at Middle Way LA for an all day urban meditation retreat - a perfect opportunity for meditators of all levels and backgrounds to kick start their practice with personalized instruction and one-on-one interviews with the teacher – or simply to relax and set their stress aside. We will be led by Jeremy Graves, who along with his teacher Culadasa, and Matthew Immergut PhD, is an author of the bestselling meditation manual, The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. Come treat yourself to a day of serenity and inner exploration, from morning to evening. Please bring your own lunch.

    Praise for The Mind Illuminated

    “This book is a rare and valuable treasure, providing a detailed, step-by-step account of how meditation practice progresses.” – Shinzen Young, author of Break Through Pain, and meditation teacher.

    “The Mind Illuminated will be a great help to anyone who wants to completely fathom the process of meditative development in all its stages…  In largely Western language, with help from wonderful images and diagrams, this book brings the path of meditation to life.” – Sharon Salzberg, The New York Times best-selling author of Real Happiness.


    Sliding scale from $50 to $80.

    Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend. Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to Middle Way LA. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. If you are unable to pay, please contact us at

    January 22, 2017 at 10am
  • Featured event

    Practical Advices on Living a Yogic Life: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


    Mondays Jan 9 - Feb 13

    Modern Yoga - prolific and widely varied - includes a wealth of seemingly disparate information.

    Written down circa 400 AD, the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, provides a foundational text for the Ashtanga Yoga tradition from which much of our modern variations stem. These 196 aphorisms contain the practical advices on gaining Samadhi, which is the state of complete integration of the inner and outer self.  


    • Sliding scale $125-$150
    • Drop-in rate of $25 per session. For Philosophy course only. 
    • Asana Class $60 for the 6 week series, drop in rate $15 per session.
    • One time fee of $20 for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance
    6:30-7:30pm Asana with Lilia Mead 
    8:00-9:30pm Philosophy with Rebecca S Train 
    February 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

Weekly Yoga

Wednesday 5:30  -  6:45pm  Beginning Hatha
  7:00  -  8:30pm  Intermediate Vinyasa
Saturday 9:30   - 10:45am Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
  11:00 - 12:15pm Mixed Level Flow
Yoga Slayers 

Suggested Donation $10/class or become a monthly donor