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New York, London- Certified meditation teacher Kristin Westbrook offered guided 10-minutes-long meditation sessions inside of her converted RV truck in midtown Manhattan and encouraged passersby to join her.

Leaned up against her vehicle, which was parked around New York’s Bryant Park and alongside several food trucks, Westbrook, 50, said she opened “Calm City,” a mobile meditation studio, in May to alleviate people’s stress, according to Reuters.

In town from Massachusetts, Susan, 55, saw the parked truck while walking back to her hotel in Times Square and stopped in for a 10-minute session costing $10.

“It’s a total reset,” Susan, who did not wish to provide her last name, said.

The Calm City mobile studio, which seats up to nine people at a time, hosted about four customers total on a recent Wednesday, according to Westbrook.

She hopes to partner with companies around the city for corporate events and eventually expand her business by operating more trucks.

“I wanted to make it as convenient as a food truck so that you could just pop in, get 10 minutes of calm and then go back to work without it being a big time commitment or travel commitment,” added Westbrook.

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