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Music and Meditation Project, with Oneika Mays and Steven Banks

Jun 10

Oneika Mays, yoga and mindfulness coach, partners with saxophonist Steven Banks and musicians of the New York Philharmonic for an experience that combines music and meditation.

Tickets guarantee admission until 10:50 AM. A first-come, first-served standby line will also be available on the day of the performance; we cannot guarantee entry for standby guests.

Music and Meditation Project, with Oneika Mays and Steven Banks


11:00 AM





Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall


90 Minutes

Additional Info

This event will not be streamed on the Hauser Digital Wall.


  • Oneika Mays


    Oneika Mays (LMT, E-RYT, CMT) transitioned to yoga and meditation after a 20-year career in corporate retail leadership. She supports social justice non-profit organizations; teaches meditation and yoga inside jails; and is the first Mindfulness Coach at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. She believes that our justice system needs to focus on transformation and restoration rather than punishment. The notions of liberation and compassion are woven into her work, whether in a jail, speaking to audiences, or teaching meditation. She also facilitates workshops and trainings centered around resilience, liberation, and compassion, and believes that meditation, movement, and mindfulness practices can forge a path to freedom.

    Learn more about Oneika Mays
  • Steven Banks


    Winner of the prestigious 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Steven Banks is an ambassador for the classical saxophone, establishing himself as both a compelling and charismatic soloist dedicated to showcasing the instrument’s capabilities, and as an advocate for expanding its repertoire. He was the first saxophonist to capture First Prize at the Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions (2019), and was chosen to join WQXR’s 2022 Artist Propulsion Lab, designed to advance the careers of artists and support the future of classical music.

    Learn more about Steven Banks
  • Musicians from the New York Philharmonic



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