Frequent Floater Profile: Taran
Taran came through our doors shortly after opening and has been coming back for more ever since. Some of the most interesting conversations I’ve had have been with Taran, so it was natural to profile him as our next Frequent Floater. If you haven’t floated before, I implore you to read through this blog post as Taran hits many of the key points re: floating.
Tell us a lil’ about yourself: Who you are and what do you do?
I always feel a little uncomfortable answering a question like this. I feel like it is impossible to really say who or what anyone is. With that in mind, I suppose I am a 22 year old fella who has been living in Halifax for the past 4 years. I am a musician. I have 8 years of playing guitar in various metal bands under my belt. Studied music for 2 years at the NSCC Waterfront Campus. I recently decided to take a large break from music as a career path in order to backpack around the western hemisphere. I should add that my decision to up root my entire life and hit the road was certainly influenced by the clarity of floating.
When and how were you introduced to floating?
I had heard about floating a couple years before it was available in Halifax. I heard Joe Rogan talk about it in his podcast and it piqued my interested immediately. I had been diving in to eastern philosophy quite a bit and had already taken up a meditation practice at the time. Floating seemed to be right up my alley and I couldn’t wait to try it someday. One day a good friend of mine casually told me he was going to the sensory deprivation tanks that just opened in Halifax. I couldn’t believe a place opened in Halifax to float. I booked an appointment right away.
Tell us about your experience at The Floatation Centre