May Favorite Floater of the Month - Garrick Valverde

Name: Garrick Valverde

Location: Lawrence, KS

Length of time you've been floating at home: Four months 

What made you get into floating and why do you love it? 

I got into floating through Joe Rogan and his many rants about its benefits. I feel like the busy life of a college student and athlete leaves me feeling very fragmented due to all the obligations. I love floating because it pulls me back together, and I just feel whole again after. 


Any cool experiences floating that you want to share?

I use the Zen Tent primarily for meditation. I’m always astonished when my mind fully clicks off,  especially when it seemed it never would. There’s a wonderful sense of joy that accompanies that clicking off that’s difficult to describe. It’s as if I’m walking in on the most amazing feast where each breath I take and heartbeat tastes better than the last.   


Any tips, tricks, or advice you would share with other fellow floaters or Zen Tent owners?

In the beginning, I really wanted to have an awesome experience in the tent. What I found was that my desire to have those experiences was keeping my mind or ego (whatever you want to call it) engaged and wanting to control things. Because of this, I wasn’t able to fully let go. It wasn’t until I was completely content with not having an experience that I could fully let go, and then, of course, the experiences came.