The future is here and mental fitness gyms have arrived. Enter MYND Studios, Australia’s very first dedicated meditation and nap studio, which has just opened its doors here in Sydney.
It’s been dubbed a little “pocket of peace”, taking its place in a state-of-the-art studio in Barangaroo. As the brainchild of founders James Harris and Sam Thornton, two post-corporate world workers who have made the seachange to launch MYND Studios, the idea is that the venture will make meditation even more mainstream and more accessible for those working the nine-to-five life.
"The driving force behind MYND is to create a space where busy CBD workers can press pause, recharge, and welcome calm, bringing [more] focus and less stress to their lives,” says Sam Thornton. Yep, it’s all about bringing this 2021 concept of mental fitness to the masses.
Designed by the award-winning design team at Tom Mark Henry (who is also behind the interiors at The Gidley, Coogee Wine Room, and Cucina Porto), the space pays homage to the modern meditation spaces of London and New York.
As for what you can expect from this calming oasis for the mind, MYND Studios will boast a number of group classes, a NapPod, and post-meditation lounges that you can "decompress" in.
The program of classes has been put together by accredited meditation teacher Janelle Pickles and is made up of seven different practices that can energise, motivate or relax your mind pending what time of day you come in. While each class is audio-guided, there’ll be a facilitator around, soothing soundscapes, and delicious aromas to really immerse you in the class.
If you’ve kind of got your own meditation flow happening, the studio also has a boutique meditation studio for solo practice. And, as for MYND’s snazzy NapPods, these have been designed to give you 20-minutes of absolute blissful sleep with varying vibrations and light settings to suit your sleep needs.
More info on MYND and its program of classes is here.
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