PeaceBox Brings Second Mobile Unit Expanding Reach for Mindfulness Training

PeaceBox Brings Second Mobile Unit Expanding Reach for Mindfulness Training

For Immediate Release
June 21, 2017

PeaceBox Brings Second Mobile Unit Expanding Reach for Mindfulness Training

Austin’s first mobile meditation center opens second box to share meditation practice with local companies, schools and the community

AUSTIN, Texas (June 21, 2017) —
PeaceBox, Austin’s first “pop-up” mobile meditation center, today announced its expansion with the entrance of its second mobile unit. Taking PeaceBox’ Mindfulness on the Move TM concept to broader audiences, the mobile meditation center will increase its reach and portability to share meditation practice with corporations, schools and the community at large.

The second mobile unit, also known as PeaceBox On the Move, will make its debut at a community event on Sunday, June 25 at BookPeople from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. offering free guided meditation and a chance to tour this one-of-a-kind studio. PeaceBox will be supporting bestselling author and world-renowned meditation expert Sarah McLean who will conduct a book signing and guided meditation event inside of BookPeople from 2 to 4 p.m.  Modern Market restaurants will be supporting the event with complimentary food samples from 12 to 2 p.m.

“PeaceBox is a mobile meditation studio designed to reduce stress and improve overall wellness,” said PeaceBox Owner and Founder Stacy Thrash. “With the second mobile unit, we can now bring mindfulness training to the workplace for any length of time and for almost any budget in a way that is approachable, modern and accessible. With the increasing need for stress-relieving tools in the workplace, I am thrilled to be able to now offer PeaceBox for a day or a week in addition to our month or more extensive ‘PeaceBreak’ offerings. I look forward to continuing to spread mindfulness practice across Austin-area organizations.”

Since its opening in January, PeaceBox has offered classes and workshops for the community, as well as silent retreats. PeaceBox has already made a significant impact on the Austin community having worked with a handful of corporations and schools this spring.

In March PeaceBox brought mindfulness practice to the students at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. The training workshop was hosted by PeaceBox founder and owner Stacy Thrash and psychotherapist and teen mindfulness expert Morgan Osmani along with school counselors Amy Bryant and Viana Vallejo of Communities in Schools of Central Texas. Each student gained valuable insights on how to make mindfulness and meditation a part of every day to better focus, gain energy, increase retention and decrease stress.

“There is a huge need for stress relief and mindfulness training at Ann Richards School so when PeaceBox came to our students, we were so grateful,” said Amy Bryant, Counselor of Communities in Schools of Central Texas. “The Austin Independent School District (A.I.S.D.) campus for young women leaders caters to first-generation college students, and they have a track record and expectation of 100 percent of their students going to college. Mindfulness is an important tool to minimize stress and help students focus.”

In April PeaceBox also brought mindfulness to iconic Austin-grown businesses such as Whole Foods Market. The team at Whole Foods sought out mindfulness training for employees as a health and wellness benefit to them, and PeaceBox taught meditation as part of a four-day workshop series.

According to the American Institute for Stress, the cost of stress in the American workplace is estimated at almost $300 billion annually due to absenteeism, lower productivity, turnover, and rising healthcare costs. But that is quickly changing as more companies are incorporating meditation and mindfulness into their organizations.

PeaceBox corporate offerings teach employees how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life for stress management, conflict resolution and increased focus. Meditation practice in the workplace also helps with employee retention and promotes a healthy work/life balance. Corporations interested in PeaceBox mindfulness at work can learn more at peacebox.com/work/.

PeaceBox’ first mobile unit is centrally located at 1107 South 8th Street off South Lamar and Gibson Street. The headquarters location will be the home base for “PeacePass,” a company-sponsored pass for businesses that want to offer their employees mindfulness training but may not have the space or the budget to physically host PeaceBox. Learn more about PeaceBox’ community class and workshop offerings at peacebox.com/community/.

About PeaceBox, LLC:

Founded in 2016, PeaceBox: Mindfulness on the Move (TM) is a designated “pop-up” mobile venue offering on-site education, training, and guided practice in mindfulness and meditation as well as therapeutic techniques for stress-reduction and overall wellness. Corporations, schools and the community can experience mindfulness training at PeaceBox headquarters or PeaceBox On the Move can come to them. To learn more about PeaceBox, please visit: peacebox.com, follow us on Instagram at @PeaceBoxLLC and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/PeaceBoxLLC.

Media Contact:
Ashley Schlosser
ashleys@upbeatmarketingaustin.com
(512) 968-0562

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