Current Meditation’s raison d’être is empowering people to tap into the benefits of meditation and use it every day to improve their quality of life. “Meditation is becoming mainstream,” says Ross Weisman, president and chief operating officer, who, with his co-founders, brings to the enterprise a combined 40-plus years of business experience. In vogue now as the science of health and happiness known as “mindfulness,” it is “showing up more and more in our culture,” Weisman notes, pointing out sports teams are practicing meditation and companies have begun adding it to their wellness programs.
With meditation its sole focus, Current Meditation specializes in mental fitness and guided meditation practice, combining scientifically backed meditation curriculum with a cutting-edge environment that provides a place for people to focus on the practice of mental fitness as a part of their regular routine. Weisman sees the growing interest in meditation as a “natural evolution of what’s happening in the west as we’re picking up on health and wellness trends,” and compares it to the boom in gyms that began in the 1950s as large numbers of people moved out of industrial jobs to white collar jobs. “People are starting to see mindfulness and the formal practice of meditation to be a way to stay mentally fit.”
The owners turned to local artisans to create the environment of a contemporary studio featuring chic décor and technology, such as iPads and proprietary sound proofing in its meditation studio, to embrace the modern world and offer a multi-sensory experience for meditation in the modern world. And they chose to open their first location in the heart of Arcadia because, Weisman says, “We feel the area is attuned to concepts like this.”