The Community Strategy Podcast: The nexus where online community strategy meets intentionality

Episode 15: Find Calm Floating with Marie at Red Lotus

December 28, 2020 Find Calm Here Season 1 Episode 15
The Community Strategy Podcast: The nexus where online community strategy meets intentionality
Episode 15: Find Calm Floating with Marie at Red Lotus
Show Notes

If you’ve never experienced floating before, or have no idea what that is, or you are a regular to a float spa, this episode is one you don’t want to miss. I recently went down to Baltimore for the weekend and experienced the Red Lotus Float Spa for myself, meeting Marie Bittinger, the co-owner. We had chatted after my float and I later invited her to share her story here in this interview. 

Marie started manifesting Red Lotus Float Spa in January of 2018 and has been running the operations with the help of her husband and three part-time employees since opening in November of 2019. Her mission is to create a safe atmosphere that nurtures mindful reflection, curiosity, playfulness, and healing.

Floating is a form of sensory deprivation. And, while that may sound scary on the surface, the reduction of our external senses, allows the mind and body to focus on itself, creating what some describe to be a “euphoric” experience or sensory enhancement. Flotation Therapy provides an array of benefits depending on your wellness goals. Whether you are looking to detox, recover or meditate, floating can be an important component in balancing your health.  

Links to articles and videos about benefits of floating: 

CBS This Morning - How sensory deprivation and floating impacts the brain

BBC News - Clinical Floatation 

In this interview we discuss: 

  • What floating is, how it works, and the benefits it brings 
  • How Marie took this idea from conception to reality 
  • The importance of knowing your “Why” for business
  • When to launch a new business and what’s involved before “opening” 
  • Opening a business right before COVID-19
  • Business and personal mindset for being an entrepreneur 

Learn More about Marie on her website

About Find Calm Here~ I'm Deb Schell and created Find Calm Here, a community offering mindful resources for those seeking to find calm through the process of creating their ideal lifestyle. Wanting to share how I've found calm in my life, I connect you to experts who share their methods and practices of how they've found calm in building a business. 

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The Community Strategy Podcast (CSP) offers interviews with online community leaders who share their community-building journey. Our podcast covers community concepts, community building, community strategy, community structure, community membership, and community management. We deep dive into the best ways to launch with platform reviews, give our thoughts on cultivating engagement, and the keys to identifying ideal members who will keep coming back and becoming super supporters.

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