Our New Nomad Folding Meditation Bench

Nomad meditation bench on zabuton meditation cushion

Still Sitting is so excited to introduce our new Nomad Folding Meditation Bench. We launched this bench in 2017 and the feedback and reviews have been wonderful:

This is a beautiful seat. The design is ingenious and by the way it’s functional too! It’s small and light and comfortable.
This bench helped me sit through a 7 day Zen retreat. Adjustable and comfortable.
Sitting in lotus or half-lotus pose for more than 20 minutes is becoming challenging for me as I get older. Sitting seiza-style was my preference but I struggled finding the appropriate bench until now. This bench made it possible for me to extend my practice comfortably.

Woman holding folded Nomad Bench

We saw this folding meditation bench for the first time in Norway a few years ago. We got in touch with the designer, Åsmund Skard, and decided to team up to produce his unique design for Still Sitting. We are currently making it entirely in the Pacific Northwest. Åsmund co-founded the well-known Norwegian architectural firm 4B Arkitekter and has designed several types of meditation bench. With the Nomad, his goal was to design the perfect bench: lightweight, adjustable, easy to carry, economical and stable to sit on. We think he nailed it!
We are absolutely blown away by the comfort and design of the Nomad.

What Makes the Nomad Special

This folding meditation bench combines portability and comfort in a way we haven’t seen before.  It’s our lightest bench by far, folds flat and fits easily in any size luggage.

Nomad Meditation bench folds flat and fits in small suitcase

Lightweight: Under 2 lbs. makes it so easy to take anywhere.
Folds Flat: The small size when folded makes traveling with your meditation bench a breeze.
Adjustable Height: This is unique. The height is completely adjustable with the velcro closure on the seat. This feature allows the bench to be shared or used at meditation centers or retreat. Users can easily adjust it to their own height. The measure on the bottom of the bench helps you remember exactly where to set it back to.
Super comfortable: The hammock style cotton seat molds to your body and are available in either natural or black. There is no need for a bench cushion, like with most benches.
Locally Made: Our custom woodworker Mike of Salmon Bay Woodworking , here on Vashon Island, makes all of our wooden benches. This includes the wood parts of the Nomad.
Beautifully Simple Design: We fell in love with this design immediately and hope you do too!

4 comments on “Our New Nomad Folding Meditation Bench

    • Still Sitting on

      Hi Daniel, Thanks for your message. We have two sizes of the Nomad Bench. You can see the current prices as well as more about the bench here, Nomad Bench Thanks!

    • Still Sitting on

      Hi Mike, Thanks for your question. We do now have two sizes of the Nomad Bench. Here’s a bit about our two sizes from the website:
      The Nomad 1 is smaller and a little more portable. The Nomad 2 is larger and allows you to sit higher if you’d like. The Nomad 1 sitting height adjusts from approximately 5” to 9.5”. The Nomad 2 adjusts from approximately 6” to 11”.
      We designed the Nomad 2 for those who prefer a higher seat because of knee comfort or leg length. It also folds out wider for a more roomy seat.
      You’ll probably want a Nomad 1 if:
      You prefer a slightly lighter and smaller bench to travel with.
      You are small to medium height and build.
      You are any height and your knees are fairly flexible.
      You’ll probably want a Nomad 2 if:
      You are medium to large height and build.
      You are any height and have knees that are not-so-flexible.
      I hope this helps. Also please take a look here, https://www.stillsitting.com/sitting-on/nomad-bench.html
      Still Sitting


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