Meditation has gone main stream. The now $1 billion dollar industry has grown increasingly popular with Wall Street bankers, and it’s also moved into the tech world, with a plethora of apps that guide you through practices, such as Headspace.
Khajak Keledjian, the former owner of Intermix — a women’s luxery clothing store that he sold to Gap for $130 million in 2013 — has been benefiting from meditation since 2007, after a friend of his who is a hedge fund manager, introduced him to the practice. Now, Keledjian wants to help spread the word.
His recently opened, New York City based meditation studio, Inscape, is as its name implies, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in the Flatiron district, Inscape is a place for those who want to explore meditation by taking guided, group classes.
Although I’ve been aware of meditation since I was a child, I have never fully engaged in a practice. This was my first full attempt to go into a meditative state. Below, my experience at Inscape.