Werklab’s Christina Disler brings mindfulness into the office
Over the past few years, the trend toward mindfulness has gone from being considered a welcome respite from our increasingly frenetic schedules to a downright necessity in complicated times. So much so that an influx of spots dedicated to meditation and similar practices have appeared across the country, from Toronto’s Mindset Brain Gym, Hoame and The Quiet Company, to Vancouver’s Werklab, a co-working space equipped with a wellness studio.
Werklab started as a co-working space for freelancers and entrepreneurs, but a year after launching the business, founder Christina Disler decided to add the wellness studio, offering a space for activities such as meditation, energy healing and aromatherapy.
“In my first year of opening Werklab, I had my head down, working intense long hours and not taking the time to check in with myself and what I needed,” she says. By the company’s first anniversary, Disler reached the point where, feeling overwhelmed, she was considering closing the business. That’s when she decided to slow down and find balance through holistic healing and mindful practices. Eventually, that mindset found its way into Werklab.
“A year later we started construction on creating a brand-new expanded space that would facilitate and reflect what focusing on health and wellness had done for me,” she says.
Here, Disler shares that wisdom with a selection of items that can help you create your own mindful workspace, anywhere.
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