A who’s who of the health-conscious came to Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday to attend the launch party of Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume, the new book from Dumbo resident and mindbodygreen founder Jason Wachob.
Wachob describes Wellth as “a prescriptive memoir where I share my journey from Wall Street to wellness entrepreneur, and also share simple tips from the best wellness experts in the world.”
A sold-out crowd of 200 listened to see Wachob being interviewed by Charlie Knoles, a Vedic meditation teacher, director of The Veda Center, and cofounder of the meditation event series The Path.
Wachob has a BA in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball. He first got interested in holistic living when he was a Wall Street trader. Having torn two discs in his back, he tried yoga as an alternative to surgery. Soon he was embracing meditation, organic food, and a healthy attitude.
In 2009, he moved to Dumbo and started the media brand mindbodygreen, to inspire others to pursue a healthier lifestyle. He got married here — it was a sustainable wedding, of course — and moved mindbodygreen to a funky new office at 45 Main Street last summer.
According to The New York Observer, Wellth is “refreshingly sincere and engaging…. Be prepared to shed a tear, start yoga, question your doctor’s advice and eat more vegetables.”
To order your copy, pick up a copy at Powerhouse or check out the website.
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