Comprehensive Coworking

Judith Ritchie

FUSION – More than creative and collaborative work environments, the new shared workspaces (coworking) include meditation areas, yoga studios and spa experiences. Four places around the world where well-being goes hand in hand with nomadic work.

RISE BY WE – NEW YORK

WeWork, the world’s largest provider of coworking spaces, was one of the first to reinvent collaborative work by creating spaces where everyone redefines their success in terms of personal achievement, not just financial results. The visionary group recently went further by inaugurating its Rise by We concept under the same roof as WeWork at 85 Broad Street in New York’s financial district. Much more than a gym, the place includes several fitness studios and a complete spa experience with massages, hammam, dry sauna, whirlpool and mineral bath to soothe muscles after exercise. The Flight Studio offers high intensity aerobic training, the Fight Studio is dedicated to martial arts and new boxing techniques, and the yoga studio is a serene sanctuary offering relaxation and rejuvenation. In a spirit of community, the WeWork Wellness application includes an option to purchase massages, all accessible only to WeWork members. Nice work! www.risebywe.com 

SECOND HOME – LISBONNE

A green building, natural ventilation, lots of natural light and more than 1,000 plants and trees to delimit the spaces inside and create privacy… Located on the seaside in Lisbon within the Mercado dae Ribeira market, which dates to the 19th century, Second Home Lisboa presents itself as the future of the workplace, offering restaurants, cultural programs as well as yoga and meditation spaces to technology and creative sector entrepreneurs. “We believe that physical and psychological well-being is a way to stimulate creativity, which is why we regularly organize yoga and pilates classes for our members, a running club and a weekly surfing class in the Atlantic Ocean,” explains the group’s founder, Rohan Silva, who owns other similar places in London and Los Angeles. Workshops and educational conferences are reserved for members, with access to expert advice to help companies evolve and maximize their positive impact on the world. In addition to yoga, meditation and beach surfing, weekly wellness activities are offered to help members be as happy and healthy as possible.www.secondhome.io THE MOSAIC – MUMBAIAlthough India has nothing to envy Western countries in terms of a holistic lifestyle, the city of Mumbai, with its 18 million inhabitants, has its fair share of stress, while also abounding with start-ups and creative entrepreneurs. Located in Andheri, in the suburbs of Andheri de Mumbai, The Mosaic has taken up the challenge of creating the first coworking space based on well-being. The 8,000 sq. ft. sprawling workspace includes spacious rooms, work desks and a “Body-Mind-Soul” concept. Designed from a holistic perspective, the center was inspired by the natural world with honeycomb tiles, numerous wooden furniture and lush vegetation. The space offers Tai-Chi and kickboxing classes, as well as creative ways to relieve stress, such as massage, meditation and dance. People who attend yoga classes can stay hydrated with mineral water and organic teas. The Mosaic will open new locations in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai. www.themosaic.in

BEACHUB, THAÏLANDE

BeacHub is the first seaside coworking area on the beautiful island of Koh Pha Nngan, Thailand. The idyllic place is intended to be a spiritual as well as a functional space. It offers professional quality facilities to its members and a dose of relaxation for digital nomads who seek to do their jobs while enjoying the island lifestyle. Surfing atmosphere, ocean breeze, yoga class and the organic gourmet restaurant Karma Kafe, everything is there. Founder Matthew Schotz explains this dream come true: “I remember when I first connected to our ultra-fast fiber optic Internet, looking at the ocean on this tropical island… With our zero gravity brainstorming hammocks, our soundproof air-conditioned room, our Skype bamboo cabins and our private white sand beach, I thought we had taken co-working to a new level. The group will soon open other seaside locations in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Bali and Mexico. www.beachub.com

 

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