Global Zen

Unplug at Suze Yalof Schwartz’s drop-in meditation studios, or via her popular app.
The serene setting at Unplug. 

 by Abby Tegnelia

With her intent as direct as a trance state, Suze Yalof Schwartz wanted to make guided meditation available to everyone. At Unplug, her spacious, purple-lit meditation studios in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, guest stars like Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington have stopped by to give lectures. Attendees choose from classes such as “Deep Calm,” “Inner Balance,” “Inner Peace” and “Mind-Body Communication.”

Thanks to Schwartz’s Unplug app, featuring classes such as “Radiant Health” and “Dissolving Difficulties,” her meditation offerings are now mobile. “Of course, it’s still better in the room, like a concert would be,” Schwartz says. “But people can come from all over the world on the app. They’re addicted.”

Catering to a wide range of interests, from the esoteric to the earthly, Unplug offers meditations on topics such as aromatherapy and crystal healing; there’s even a class helping teenagers prep for college entrance exams.