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.


“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