Launch Party for ‘Wellth,’ the New Book by Dumbo Entrepreneur Jason Wachob

Wellth Launch Party at Powerhouse Arena

Jason Wachob interviewed by Charlie Knoles at Powerhouse Arena. Photo by Anders Krusberg.

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.

Wellth Launch Party at Powerhouse Arena

Sold-out crowd at Wellth launch party. Photo by Anders Krusberg.

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.

Wellth Launch Party at Powerhouse Arena

Author Jason Wachob signs copies of his new book Wellth. Photo by Anders Krusberg.

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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