2020: The Evolution Of The Open Center In A Digital Era
After 36 years, The Open Center is embracing a new paradigm.
Catalyzed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to close our New Your City location for the foreseeable future and continue to evolve as a digital home for the conscious community to connect, heal, learn, create, dance and grow.
Our mission has never been defined by a physical space and the decision to terminate the lease of our NYC location was a necessary one in order to protect the work our organization has done for so long: to address the real life challenges of existence through holistic, spiritual and integrative practices, creating a more harmonious relationship between people and the planet.
Our new online existence allows us to move quickly, react and adapt to the demands and needs of our community and engage with you in new forms. We are welcoming people well beyond our former city limits, to locations near and far – from across the country, to Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Germany, Canada and beyond.
Nevertheless, we will not remain an online-only organization forever. We were born out of the heart of New York City and have deep urban roots that run through and through. We look forward to the day that our evolution takes the next step and becomes a truly hybrid community of in-person and online programming. As the longest-running urban holistic center in the country, we know this growth is important to continue our mission for another 36 years.