We’ve gotten still, as of late, and have really focused on what Our Purpose is here at The Floatation Centre. It all boils down to this:
The Floatation Centre provides a springboard for happiness and elevated levels of consciousness.
But what does that really mean?
All of the services offered at TFC are intended to help you on your path. Whether it be a therapeutic massage with one of our RMTs, finding a nutritional plan that works for you with our Professional Dietitian, or deepening your meditation practice through floating, we provide a space where this is all possible. Personal growth isn’t always easy, but with the aid of our safe, compassionate and non-judgemental team, we’ll gently nudge you along and assist you with elevating the quality of your life.
Oh, and did we mention, we give the best darn hugs out there!
Now THAT is what I’m talking about! And with floatation therapy, it’s all possible.
Simply put: I want those around me – my community, my tribe (and myself included) – to be the best damn selves that they can be. My mantra throughout this entire process has been (and I apologize in advance for the cuss) to make GOOD shit happen. I truly believe that meditation (and LOVE) is the answer to just about every question out there. Get still, get silent. The answers will flow.
After spending the better part of the last few years of meditation practice focusing on “What is my dharma (purpose)?” and recognizing that, the happiest moments of my life were spent in the service of others, it was time to leave behind my career as an environmental engineer and begin putting words into action. And here we are: Atlantic Canada’s first floatation therapy destination, The Floatation Centre. Compassionate, non-judgemental, and calm from the very first moment you walk through the door.
In the simple words of my lovely pal, Rich Aucoin, “I just want you to be happy”. I couldn’t be happier.
TRUTH | CONSCIOUSNESS | BLISS
PALMER | Manager – I was introduced to sensory deprivation by Lindsay and Tara as a way of deep relaxation and meditation as well as something that could calm my anxieties. Coming from a hospitality and live production background, being able to work in a “fast paced and high stress” environment has done exactly what it sounds like it would… it completely burnt me out. Not only am I excited to experience the physical and mental benefits of floating, but I’m also excited to help facilitate everyone’s experience and assist in bringing balance to their lives.
DARRAH | Float Host – I hail from Prince Edward Island and have called Halifax my home by way of Spain since July 2011. My party trick is that I’m fluent in Spanish and my trusty sidekick is a seven-year-old Boston Terrier named Humphrey “Bogie” Bogart. I immediately felt at home when I joined TFC in February 2017 due to the Centre’s incredibly welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
I highly value the connections I’ve made here. Floating has become a key component to my self-care as I have yet to find any practice as effective for anxiety reduction and pain management. In my downtime, I can typically be found indulging in young adult fiction and gluten-free brownies from Wild Leek
SHAWN | Float Host – Floating came to me at just the right time. I had been battling depression for more than year; I was crippled with anxiety and barely left the house for anything but work. Floating allowed me to focus and gain a better understanding of myself and why I was feeling the way I did. I continue to learn new things about myself with every float.
My life has been greatly affected by incorporating regular float practice into my lifestyle—to such an extent that I bugged Lindsay for months to let me work here. But even before I was on the payroll, I would tell every new person I met about floating. Now I get to see others go through the same transformation. So come float and get to know yourself a little better!
DAN | Karma Volunteer – I have been following The Floatation Center since the pre grand opening days, and was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to become part of the team. As someone who’s no stranger to meditations, floating has blown away my expectations by being an incredibly unique and calming experience.
As a typical busy student, floating has helped reduce my stress and has given me an outlet to be truly introspective, which is a crucial part of well being. I love the time I spend at The Floatation Center with all of the great people I have the opportunity to meet, and all of the things I have the chance to experience are truly amazing and unique. Knowing my small contributions help people be happier is the best part!
TARAN | Karma Volunteer – Floating had been on my radar for a little over a year when I heard that a float centre was opening in Halifax. I booked my first float as soon as I could and was certainly not disappointed. At the time, I was going through a lot of major changes and my interest in mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga were at an all time high. Floating fit in with all those things like a match made in heaven and I began to notice almost right away how it was helping me heal and grow.
After returning from a 7 month back packing trip across the country I wanted to dive even deeper into these practices. It was then that Palmer and Lindsay mentioned to me about the karma employee position and I didn’t hesitate to take it. Its even looking like I’ll get to do some writing for these fine folks as well! I believe that so much of our confusion, anxiety and depression in life is caused by a total disconnect we have from the depths of our own being. I believe things like Meditation, Yoga, proper Diet, Time in Nature, and most certainly Floating, can re-establish us in a deep connection with ourselves and the world around us.