Build your resilience and focus on what matters.

Stoa is the Stoic Meditation and Journal app for practitioners and doers. It combines the practical philosophy of Stoicism with mindfulness meditation.

Stoicism is "Buddhism with an attitude." Emerging from ancient Greece and Rome, it is a philosophy that has been adopted by entrepreneurs, athletes, and psychologists. The philosophy inspired the development of cognitive behavioral therapy, an effective treatment of anxiety and depression. Stoicism has helped millions of people improve their focus, resilience, and virtue. Recently it has been championed by authors like Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday, Massimo Pigliucci, Donald Robertson, and Nassim Taleb.

Stoa includes:
* Hours of guided meditations.
* A private journal.
* Thousands of quotes. Curated by author and philosopher Massimo Pigliucci with readings and analysis from his Stoic Meditations podcast.
* Conversations with experts.

The meditation course begins by introducing the core Stoic disciplines of judgment, desire, and action. Through meditating regularly, you can practice these disciplines. In this course you will also be introduced to the key Stoic philosophers: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca.

After completing the introductory meditation course, Stoa introduces more advanced Stoic meditations such as the view from above, praemeditatio malorum, and meditations on death and gratitude.

With the hours of guided meditations and a journal, you too can practice Stoic philosophy and apply the principles to your life.

Stoa also includes a private journal. Use Stoic principles and questions as prompts to build a daily journaling routine. Note that the contents of the journal are encrypted on your device and cannot be read by anyone else.

In addition to guided meditations and a journal, Stoa includes a library of stoic quotes and principles. Philosopher and author, Massimo Pigliucci, personally curated and sourced more than a thousand quotes. You can turn to these quotes and principles anytime.

Stoa also optionally integrates Apple's HealthKit, allowing you to track your mindful sessions.

Stoa Subscription and Terms:

Stoa includes a 1 week free trial.

Subscribe to Stoa for $6.99 per a month or $29.99 per a year. This pricing is for our customers in the United States. Pricing in other countries may vary.

A subscription grants full access to current and new meditation content.

If you would like to use this app but truly cannot afford it, please email, and we will provide you with a free account.

Your subscription to Stoa will automatically renew, unless you disable auto-renew at least 24 hours before the current period ends. You can turn off auto-renew or manage your subscription from your iTunes Store account . Payment will be charged to your iTunes account.

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What’s New

Version 3.1.1

~~~ What's new ~~~
- Performance improvements.
- Subtle UI change. Let me know if you notice it!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

Rambothebeast ,

INCREDIBLE meditation session

Light me start off by saying I’ve never written an app review. I’ve used multiple other meditation apps for a number of years (Headspace, Calm etc) but I stumbled across Stoa recently.

I have had the best meditations I’ve had in quite awhile with this app. I love how you receive stoic quotes to ponder while controlling your breathing and the meditations are not generic like many other apps. This truly gives you paradigm shifting ideas to consider while meditating. The journaling feature option after each meditation is really handy too. I didn’t think I would use that part of the app much but it’s actually really refreshing to write down a sentence or two of thoughts after meditating.

I give this app my highest recommendation and it will continue to be one of the apps on my phone that will be used daily. If you’re interested in learning about the stoic mindset and meditation, this app is for you without a doubt.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for this kind review! 

I'm very glad to hear that you've found the Stoa meditation sessions to be useful.

Don't hesitate to email me at if you ever need anything.

Kalexthom ,

Useful, timely, approachable

I truly am grateful to have come across this app. Not usually the type of person to seek out an app to assist in my philosophical endeavors, nor my regularity (or lack of) in meditation, I find this to be friendly, relevant, and set up to indulge in just enough at one time to not be too much or not enough.
The option to then journal afterwards is the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the personal meaning I take away from that day’s meditation.
Again, not time consuming—using time economically to get the most out of the 15-20 minutes every morning.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for this kind review!

All the best.

Ale.Marro ,

Stoicism Essential

This app not only helps you reflect and learn about your life with a stoic point of view but it also teaches you how to meditate, learn from scholars and give you daily quotes that strengthen your mental toughness to become a resilient stoic. If you have any questions or feedback, just contact their team and they will reply to you in less than 24 hours. Caleb Ontiveros is awesome at replying quick, being friendly and polite. I encourage everyone to try this app because it’s truly a gift to the world.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ale,

Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate it.



Caleb Ontiveros
35.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Yearly Subscription $6.99
  2. Full Access $3.99
  3. Lifetime Subscription $49.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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