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Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

    The Final Episode with Our Crew

    The Final Episode with Our Crew

    Adult language


    Well, here we are. You might have known it was coming, but we didn't want to admit it. But it's time to start wrapping up this Art of the Float podcast thing... or at least slow it waaaaay down. It's been an incredible journey!


    For this episode, you might want to pop some popcorn, grab a beverage of choice, and join the crew for some twists and turns down memory lane - with a glimpse into the future too. We'll catch you up on some big news since our previous episode aired, like the fact that Drew is out and he's living the post-float life already. He shares some tips for selling and a few things that he would have done differently after reflecting on the process from the other side. You'll hear about Gloria's new baby - the Great Lakes Sports Hub, and why it was her last. Kim unravels some of the tangle of health issues she's been facing, and why she feels torn between her bubble and "the big bubble".


    You'll even hear from Producer Brian, as he pops in and shares the story of that fateful day his toe shoes led him to the Float Shoppe and started the sweetest Bromance and business partnership ever. And because we wanted the whole family to help put a bow on this adventure, two of our original co-hosts, Lance and Amy join the conversation too! You'll hear why Amy decided to let her second center go and how she has rebounded and found happiness in one of her first loves. Lance is also out of the float industry, though it followed him for many years after he left. (Tip: If you're thinking about selling your center, you're going to want to hear this!)


    You'll hear stories of burnout and recovery, mental health hardships and triumphs, and how hard it can be to let go of the identity of being a float center owner. And while it might seem like a lot of folks are exiting the industry, you'll hear from the crew about reflections on where we've been, and hope for where the float industry is going. It's not a sad story, but it's one that - like this podcast - is evolving.


    From the bottoms of all our salty hearts, we thank you for listening for all of these years. It's been utterly fulfilling and healing and inspiring to share our stories with you in each episode. We've often said that we forget that anyone even listens to us, but we're thankful that you've allowed us to share our lives and all that we've learned along the way. Thank you to those who paved the way, and thank you to those who will keep it going.


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    Art of the Float Store
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    • 2 hr 47 min
    282: Crowd Sourced Float Research: Project Arcturus

    282: Crowd Sourced Float Research: Project Arcturus

    You’ve heard all about the Float Research Collective already, but have you heard about Project Arcturus? Are you ready to dig into that cloud-based research network that Dr. Justin Feinstein has been talking about for a few years? We hope you said yes because it’s time! On this episode, Dr. Feinstein and three board members from the FRC dive into the nitty gritty details of this first major phase of the fundraising efforts and goals for the float community. Brad Dauk joins co-hosts Dylan and Kim as they explore the goals of the project.


    Brad’s background in medical databases lends well to the FRC, as he’s a key player in ensuring we have a powerful system to start collecting anonymous data from our members to better understand exactly why our members are choosing to float consistently. The goal is for 100 float centers to sign up to donate $100 per month, and those who do will get to participate, and will be recognized in the research publications and on the FRC website. They’ll also get first dibs at the database, so they can use it to better understand how to market float therapy as a whole.


    This episode includes answers to many of the questions and concerns the team has heard about the FRC, and it includes a powerful call to action: sign up to support Project Arcturus to help elevate the credibility of float therapy!


    To join project Arcturus, vist https://clinicalfloat.funraise.org/ and make a $100 recurring monthly donation. You will automatically be signed up and all your donations through 2024 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000.


    Visit Art of the Float's Show notes page for easy instructions on how to create your own fundraising page for your float center.


    Links
    Art of the Float Show Notes
    Fundraising Webpage


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    Mindfull Solutions
    Art of the Float Store
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    281: Float Con 2023 Recap

    281: Float Con 2023 Recap

    It took a minute, but now that we’re all recovered from the awesomeness of the 2023 Float Conference in Louisville, KY, the crew is back to talk about some of their favorite moments.


    For Kim, it was a unique year where all her worlds melted together - her friends were onsite as panelists or offering services, one of her kiddos got to speak, her hubby put on the first ever Float Conference rock concert, and many attendees got to visit her center, along with two other beautiful centers in Louisville. With a smaller group of attendees, the conference felt cozy and intimate, and Gloria said this year felt like it was more collaborative with the panel discussions and roundtable talks. Dylan even stayed out til midnight (Portland time)!


    If you were there, you’ll enjoy this extension of the warmth and sense of community that everyone felt at the event, and if you weren’t there, you’ll hear some of the insider tidbits you missed. Either way, get ready for a great experience in 2024!


    Links
    https://clinicalfloat.funraise.org/fundraisers


    Sponsors
    HelmBot
    Float Tank Association
    Mindfull Solutions
    Art of the Float Store
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    280: Special Guest, Cory Allen - Float Conference Special

    280: Special Guest, Cory Allen - Float Conference Special

    Author, Podcaster, Mindfulness maestro, and so much more. Cory Allen joins the podcast today to discuss share his personal journey that has led him to floating and the benefits he experiences.


    Links
    Cory Allen's Website


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    Float Tank Association
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    Art of the Float Store
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    • 37 min
    279 - Bryce of More Floats - Float Con Special Episode

    279 - Bryce of More Floats - Float Con Special Episode

    The founder/owner of More Floats joins the podcast to talk about where to focus your social media attention to bring customers into your center that become members.


    Links
    [More Floats](www.morefloats.com)


    Sponsors
    HelmBot
    Float Tank Association
    Mindfull Solutions
    Art of the Float Store
    Support Art of the Float

    • 44 min
    278: Float Con 2023 Hype!

    278: Float Con 2023 Hype!

    Jocelyn Jester joins the crew to talk Float Con 2023!


    Float Conference Tickets


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    Float Tank Association
    Mindfull Solutions
    Art of the Float Store
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Drunkbad ,

Industry Leaders on a Mission

Love these folks, Dylan, Gloria, Kim & Drew are so kind and share everything they know about everything running your float center!

ElliottLMT ,

Great Pod!

Excellent weekly podcast for current or future float center owners! Dylan is the man!

BVP663 ,

Fun and engaging podcast

I love the hosts and their perspectives on the floating industry.

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