We are joining the Movement. The Unplug Movement. From sundown on March 9 to sundown on March 10th it’s National Day of Unplugging. Where babes like you, all over the nation are encouraged to take some time to disconnect from your digital devices (yes, we know the itch to scroll is tough to deny!) and take a moment to breathe, reconnect with yourself, a family member, a gal pal, or others out and about in your community! We know it’s difficult to disconnect with constant social media updates, work e-mails, and nonstop buzzing texts & calls, so we are pledging AT LEAST an hour to ourselves during this 24 hour movement (and looking forward to it)! We couldn’t think of a better way to honor this movement than at Unplug, one of our favorite drop in modern meditation studios and the first in the world 🌎 of their kind!!
Unplug’s modern esthetic and calming vibe has us craving this much needed time to unwind. Unplug opened in 2014 in Santa Monica and has a second location in West Hollywood opening soon (click here for specials for the new location !!) Can’t make it into the studio or traveling outside of LA? Don’t worry they have you covered- the Unplug App- to guide you through meditations from the comfort of your own home. Classpass lovers can rejoice too, because Unplug is on Classpass!! Looking for a little variety in your meditation? With classes ranging from Type A Meditation, to Chakra Cleansing, to Awakening Positivity, and special Full Moon Meditations, they have a specialized class to fit a variety of needs and personal desires!
We love the Santa Monica location, bordering Santa Monica & Brentwood and easily accessible from the 405. Walking through the doors you’re greeted with the purity of the white walls and a beautifully showcased store with all sorts of zen goodies. (Sarah walked out with a healing stone & a silk sleep mask, while Heidi got a healing stone & gold bracelets with words of encouragement upon them !!) The inspirational sayings written on the walls throughout ease the mind & are highly instagram-able ;) - although phone use is not permitted in the meditation rooms. With fresh fruit infused water available and snacks & tea for purchase they have everything you need to relax for us busy (and sometimes forgetful) babes on the go.
Before entering one of the two meditation rooms, remove your shoes, phone, and leave your stress at the door. Unplug has comfortable reclining mini beds (as we like to call them) so no yoga mat needed!! We had the great pleasure of being guided by Ben in our mediation (all of the teachers are lovely and powerful in their unique way). Light therapy (colored lights) and dim lights help to soothe and transition you into a calmer state. This modern take on meditation makes it super first-timer friendly, especially for those intimidated by the idea of beginning a meditation practice!! The whole experience takes about one hour, with some shorter and longer class options available.
Unplug you have our hearts and our smooch of approval 💋
LoveLustTips: 1. Wear comfy loose clothing and bring socks incase your tootsies get cold easily 2. Avoid caffeine before meditation 🧘🏼♀️ 3. Arrive early to explore their amazing shop & take in the beauty of the studio 4. Plan time for after to talk with your instructor about any questions you may have 5. Try both meditation rooms 6. Try out all the classes to see which you like best! They each offer a different and magical experience 💓