There is a famous scene in “Eat, Pray, Love” where Elizabeth Gilbert (aka Julia Roberts) begins to practice meditation — and before she knows it, her mind is racing about how to plan her very own meditation room at home.
Oh, haven’t we all been there.
The thing is, you can’t really blame Gilbert, because creating an environment that’s conducive to slowing down and practicing mindfulness is important. Nobody knows that better than the creators of Inscape, a new, modern meditation studio in Manhattan that incorporates technology into the fundamental simplicity of meditation.
“I thought, ‘Why not be able to have a physical studio that’s in the middle of the city, on a chaotic block, and yet have it be peaceful?'” says Khajak Keledjian, founder and CEO of the studio (and founder of Intermix, a luxury clothing retailer).
Keledjian partnered with Lew Frankfort, executive chairman and former CEO of Coach, to bring his urban concept of meditation to fruition in a 5,000-square-foot studio space on West 21st Street.