So it was with mild consternation that we visited the delightful Dinuka and Shahin, owners of one of Melbourne’s first float tank experiences, Elevation Floatation & Yoga, one cold winter Saturday morning in Melbourne. We expected to be greeted by a couple of inner city spiritualists who would tell us all about float tanks and the way they’ll help us reach spiritual enlightenment.
But contrary to our cynical expectations, Dinuka and Shahin where nothing like what we expected. Over the course of more than an hour, they taught us a little about curiousity, friendship, and not trying to force the float tank experience.
Dinuka and Shahin have been friends since they were in high school. They’re an incredibly friendly, happy go lucky pair of guys, and you get an immediate sense that they’re great friends. At the same time, they started Elevation without having spent years in health and wellbeing, so their approach to yoga and sensory deprivation is refreshingly unpretentious.