Think you can’t meditate? Try medKNITation!

Hello! I’m Suzan. I’ve been practicing Yoga and meditation for over 30 years, and I’ve been teaching both since 2002. The one thing I hear most when I tell people that is, “I can’t meditate!” If that’s you too, maybe medKNITation is for you!


Meditation has so many proven health benefits: lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, even reduced risk of developing chronic illness. For those who are dealing with illness or chronic ailments, meditation can help with pain management. Meditating for as little as ten minutes a day can really help manage stress! 

The problem? Meditation can lead to frustration. It’s not easy to sit still and quiet your mind. For people who experience anxiety, or who are dealing with trauma and PTSD, traditional types of meditation may even cause stress. Even I, a Yoga and meditation teacher, have had trouble meditating at times.


I started knitting during a very stressful time in my life. Once I learned the basic stitches, I felt so calm and relaxed, the way meditation is supposed to make you feel—but without the frustration of thinking too much, or wondering “Am I doing this right?” Knitting, as well as crochet and other types of stitching, is so meditative… and it’s a real form of meditation. 

I combined my formal meditation training with knitting and crochet and developed a system called medKNITation®. Using a set of simple steps, you can ease into a meditation in minutes, and actually enjoy it. medKNITation is meditation without the frustration! 

Suzan teaching medKNITation to over 160 people at Vogue Knitting Live in New York City.
Photo: Nathan Tweti

medKNITation worked so well for me, I wanted to see if it could help others, too. I started teaching medKNITation in small live groups, and it worked so well that soon Vogue Knitting Live called and asked me to teach medKNITation at their big event in New York City in January 2020. I did, and over 160 people meditated peacefully and happily in one of the busiest intersections in the world! 

medKNITation® has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Knitscene Magazine, and at Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2020 and Virtual Knitting Live. What else have people said? 

medKNITation changed my life.” 

“I’m in treatment right now, and this is so helpful.” 

“I never thought I could meditate before. Now I can, and it feels great.” 

“People told me my knitting wasn’t a real form of meditation. Thanks to Suzan sharing what she’s learned about meditation, now I know this is real.” 


Try my guided audio medKNITation on the Shop page. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates about the forthcoming medKNITation book, with 30 guided meditations to knit by. You’ll also hear about upcoming live sessions both online and in person, meditative knit- and crochet-alongs, and more.

With medKNITationyou’ll be able to say, “Yes, I can medKNITate!” 

All photos: Nathan Tweti.