Maplewood Meditates

Find Peace in the Park: 4th Annual Maplewood Meditates

Do you want to attain clarity, feel less stressed, tap into your innate creativity, sleep better, become more focused and productive, and have greater health and wellness in your life?  If so then beginning a practice of meditation can be the place to start. Not sure how?  Don’t worry. There is no right or wrong way. Anne Sussman and Dr. Shirley Matthews will lead a free 20-minute meditation and sound bath.

This community meditation is the perfect opportunity to come see what this calming practice is all about. Deepak Chopra says “Even though meditation is an individual practice at heart, the resonance effect of doing it in groups makes the meditation more profound personally and socially.”

Sunday, September 15th 4-5 PM

Maplewood Memorial Park Amphitheater (across from the train station)

Corner of Oakview Avenue and Dunnell Road

Maplewood, NJ 07040


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No prior meditation experience is necessary

Please bring blankets, chairs, or cushions to be comfortable while seated


Maplewood Loves Wellness is a collaborative effort of the Maplewood Health Department, community-based organizations, businesses and residents to inspire and promote sustainable, healthy lifestyle choices for all: youth through seniors, employees and the community at large. Our mission is to support existing wellness programming, identify and address unmet needs, and increase community awareness of wellness ideals and actions for the benefit of each individual who lives and/or works in Maplewood.


(Ready to Inspire Serve and Elevate) is a non-profit organization founded to inspire people on their wellness journeys, to serve populations with limited access to wellness practices and elevate woman entrepreneurs in the wellness field.


Anne Sussman is the founder of Mindfulness Meeting Place, and the author of "The Bliss Buddy Project- How Sharing Gratitude Increases Joy".  Anne received her certification as a Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor, and a Mindfulness@Work trainer at the McLean Meditation Institute.  Anne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has twenty years of experience teaching Conflict Resolution skills to teachers, parents and students in the Maplewood/South Orange Schools, as well as parenting classes to young moms at an early childhood center. Anne is a seeker of Joy and has found the tools to live in the present with calm and balance and she wants to teach you the tools that can change your life as it has hers! 

Dr. Shirley Matthews

Shirley Matthews, Ph.D. completed her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Kundalini Yoga East in NYC. Dr Matthews has been studying the Gong and sound healing with several internationally known and well renowned teachers including Gong Master Don Conreaux. When not engaged in her sound healing work, Dr Matthews practices as a psychologist in NYC and South Orange NJ. She sees yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices as powerful, non-invasive and cost-effective complements to western medicine.

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Sun, September 15
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Find Peace in the Park: 4th Annual Maplewood Meditates

Do you want to attain clarity, feel less stressed, tap into your innate creativity, sleep better, become more focused and productive, and have greater health and wellness in your life? If so then beginning a practice of meditation can be the place to start. Not sure how? Don’t worry. There is no right or wrong way. Anne Sussman and ...

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