(Courtesy of Just Be)
Plans are under way for next month’s opening of a studio devoted specifically to the healing and stress reducing practices of meditation and mindfulness.
The studio, which will be opened by Just Be, LLC, A Meditation, Mindfulness & Wellness company, will be located off Route 619.
“I believe this is very exciting for the city of Akron,” said Eden Kozlowski, founder and CEO of Just Be. “There are several other businesses that integrate these practices into their offerings, but we are one of the few, if not the only, with actual retail space where it be a primary focus. This showcases how this work has gained acceptance [Parade Magazine just referred to meditation as the ‘No. 1 health-booster of 2015’] and is further proof of its dramatic, life altering merit.”
According to Kozlowski, meditation has been scientifically proven to help manage stress, assist with medical challenges such as high blood pressure, diabetes, insomnia, fibromyalgia and Alzheimer’s, and increase a sense of emotional purpose, happiness and compassion to rival medication in the treatment of depression.
In business, it has been shown that incorporating the practice increases profits, enhances leadership and increases productivity and adaptability. In schools, it heightens test scores, helps students with learning disabilities, increases focus in both the classroom and sports and decreases behavioral issues.
In addition to practicing for 16 years and teaching for over a decade, Eden writes about meditation and mindfulness for The Huffington Post. She works with kids of all ages, parents of children with special needs, veterans, individuals and companies. She teaches classes on weight loss, mindful aging and meditation for depression/anxiety/PTSD. She has contracted with Akron Children’s Hospital, Goodyear, the Green Family YMCA and Clear Path Home Health & Hospice for mindfulness and meditation training.
“At the end of the day, the heart and soul of this business has been to create a community of people of all ages and backgrounds who want to live a connected, authentic and peaceful life,” said Kozlowski. “This new venture provides the literal space and walls to hold that commitment.”
To learn more about Just Be, visit the website.