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When you need to meditate, pretty much anywhere will do—your own Zen den, a repurposed phone booth, or a Lululemon store. Even if achieving your blissed-out state of mind requires little more than an app, it doesn’t hurt to practice mindfulness surrounded by Monets and Picassos. Once a month for the past year, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York City has offered just this by doubling as a pseudo-meditation studio.

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of MoMa’s Quiet Mornings meditation program, and the art-filled space is attracting some big names in wellness for its new series of crack-of-dawn monthly mindfulness sessions: None other than Latham Thomas (Well+Good Council member, Mama Glow founder, and recent second-time author of Own Your Glow) is leading tomorrow’s practice.

Latham Thomas’ guided meditation will combine breath, sound, and movement for an immersive mind-body experience.

But don’t just expect your usual oms; Thomas’ guided meditation will combine breath, sound, and movement for an immersive mind-body experience, set to the live music of Morely.

Thomas is joining an impressive roster of guides for this first-of-its-kind museum initiative. The program, which Flavorpill founder Sascha Lewis started, was previously been led by yogi Elena Brower, Club Soda co-founder and meditation expert Biet Simkin, and even former NFL player Keith Mitchell, among others.

Latham Thomas MoMA Quiet Mornings
Latham Thomas. Photo: Instagram/@glowmaven/@syedyaqeen

Aside from, you know, getting to meditate in a state-of-the-art cultural mecca among a few hundred creatives, during Quiet Mornings, MoMa opens at 7:30 a.m., which gives you a full hour to snoop around before the half-hour meditation sesh calls.

If you’re in LA, expect to see a Quiet Mornings pop up at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) come November.

In the meantime, get your Zen on while also getting your art fix, New Yorkers.

Don’t have time to swing by a museum? Put the art on your nails with these crystal and colorful graphic designs.