Most frequent questions and answers
We offer a float room that is not the same enclosed space as the pod or the tank. We recommend first time floaters use the room as it reduces concern of feeling claustrophobic. We have a pod in one of the rooms which can feel like a spaceship. This is a good tank for your second or third floats as it has some of the feeling of the room while making more of a true float experience. Once you are comfortable floating, the best float for you will be our Samadhi tanks. They are the truest float experience. We encourage floaters of all practice to give them a try.
Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
You are welcome to leave the tank/pod/room whenever you like. We encourage you to hang with it if you have initial discomfort. It can be a very intense experience your first time since our society is accustomed to visual, auditory and physical input all the time. Removing all of those things and floating in a void, can be very uncomfortable until your brain slows down. Most people describe feeling anxious and wired for the first 20-30 minutes and the next 30-40 minutes flies by in what feels like a few minutes. This should subside as you float more and even faster if you utilize our yoga pre-float practice. You can of course get out anytime you choose.
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, earplugs, body wash/shampoo…) Each room is fully private, and you go into the tanks nude, so there’s no need to bring a bathing suit.
Try not to shave right before arriving. It isn’t the end of the world if you do…but salt water on freshly shaven legs isn’t the most pleasant thing on Earth.
Remove your contacts prior to floating (bring a container to store them in).
If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax.
No! Your skin doesn’t even prune up and it become silky soft afterwards!
The first float tank was developed in 1954. These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down commercial tanks were invented in the early 70’s.
While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.
Floating and fresh tattoos do not mix! Not only could floating with a fresh tattoo be painful (salt + open wounds = ouch) but the water solution could cause fading or discoloration of your tattoo and permanently ruin its aesthetic appeal. How long you should wait before floating depends on the tattoo and how quickly it heals, but tattoo artists/floaters we have talked to have suggested waiting 4-6 weeks.
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Yauvana Yoga & Float / 14021 Midland Rd. / Poway, CA 92064 / +1858.883.4320