Powering Down
Where Washington|March 2018
Powering Down

This buzzing city is hitting the pause button at meditation centers and float spas.

Jennifer Barger

WASHINGTON, D.C., IS ONE STRESSEDOUT CITY. And so am I. I clench my jaw when I sleep and check Twitter more often than is advisable for my blood pressure. Good thing that the latest trend in health and wellness isn’t sweating it out at a spinning class or CrossFit studio. It’s a slew of meditation centers and spas designed to help you unplug and unwind.

JUST CHILLIN’

“People are seeking alternative ways to refresh their batteries,” says Daniel Turissini, the founder of Recharj, a meditation studio with two locations in the D.C. area. “It’s about escaping from the concrete, glass and distractions of a busy city.” Recharj offers multiple meditation and gentle yoga classes, including lunchtime “power naps” and mantra sessions that teach how word repetition can lead to serenity.

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March 2018