©2019 by Mandala Float Systems.

You don't know what you don't know. Yet.

Completing an internship to learn the ins and outs of running a float center will provide you with a solid foundation for moving forward with your project.

The planning and building stages of starting a float center come with steep learning curves in all directions. It can be daunting to know that the decisions you make now will be subject to scrutiny by government officials, and have lasting effects on your business and sanctuary. We have been there multiple times ourselves, and we continually experience the intricacies and pressures of float center design & construction through our friends and customers. We are elated to offer help in this supremely important stage of planning your business, whether you’re purchasing a Mandala Float System or have another tank in mind. Luke has experience with many different tanks and is happy to help however he can.

Absorb, Float, Rinse, Repeat

The planning and building stages of starting a float center come with steep learning curves in all directions. It can be daunting to know that the decisions you make now will be subject to scrutiny by government officials, and have lasting effects on your business and sanctuary. We have been there multiple times ourselves, and we continually experience the intricacies and pressures of float center design & construction through our friends and customers. We are elated to offer help in this supremely important stage of planning your business, whether you’re purchasing a Mandala Float System or have another tank in mind. Luke has experience with many different tanks and is happy to help however he can.

Internship Overview

Your program starts on Friday morning, ends Saturday evening, and includes phone/email support later.

You’re invited to float on Thursday if you arrive early.

You’ll experience what it's like to operate a float center.

If you have a floor plan with accurate measurements bring it along so we can obsess over the intricacies of your plan while you are here!

Because everyone's strengths and needs are different, we will impress little structure on your time here. We want you to guide the process by communicating where you are at and what you hope to achieve.

What You Can Expect
  • How to efficiently transition between floats

  • How to maintain solution chemistry & cleanliness

  • How to swap out and diagnose a faulty pump

  • What to have in place before the public comes

  • Key things to communicate to customers

Things We'll Be Covering:

If you make it to Rapid City the day before your internship you are welcome to float.

Just go to www.floatdeep.com and set yourself up for as many floats as you want (use a credit card to hold the appointment, all of your floats are included in the internship.)

 

Friday morning we will have an in-depth tour of the facility and get you acquainted with how everything works, and you'll help us get the rooms ready for the public. Deep will then be open for business for the majority of your apprenticeship. We operate in a laid-back manner, and we are grateful that you are here.

Internship Investment

Cost

The Float Center Internship cost is $1,800 plus 6.5% tax. A $400 deposit is required to hold your place, of which $200 is non-refundable.

Participants

Up to 2 people can attend at a time, and if both are from the same float center the second internship is half off.

Consulting

Internship includes 2 hours of distance consulting. Additional consulting time is available at $60/hour.

Who We Are

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Prior to getting involved with floating in 2011 my primary professional background was in hospitality. After my first float I began to disattach from the work I was doing and started diving into the world of floating. First I attended the International Float Conference in Portland, Oregon, where I made some friends in the industry who ended up being invaluable resources on my journey. Next I did a 3 day internship in Colorado. Being present with the operators, customers, tasks, and lots of float time was the best thing I could have done in order to reach my goals. My second internship was in Alberta, where I had some theories confirmed and even more were completely reimagined. While some things we can research and learn from a distance, I believe that real life experience gives us what we need to move forward.

 

After my first internship I found a used float tank in very bad shape, it literally showed up in damaged parts and pieces. Cleaning, repairing, reconstructing, and eventually floating in that tank was a huge learning experience that I would later draw on when creating Mandala products.

 

My partner Monica and I offered floating to the public out of our home one summer with that tank, and we saw enough interest to validate our desire to open a commercial float center. Then began our 3 year journey to find an adequate space, secure funding, and construct the float center we were dreaming of and talking about every single day. We negotiated in depth with 5 different locations and I built comprehensive floorplans for each of those spaces. It was exhausting.

 

Thankfully we eventually found the space that works, negotiated a great long term lease, and began construction. 6 months later Deep was born, and next to my children it is one of the things I am most proud of in my life. Coming here to float and to share this special space with others is a continual source of insight, inspiration, and gratitude.

 

My goal when consulting is to help people be creative and efficient when planning and building their float center. It fills my cup to be of service in this tiny beloved niche that is not only an industry, it is an involved and enriching practice.

Founder

LUKE KREUGER

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Monica is the co-owner of Deep and active massage therapist of over 15 years. She loves our float center and is happy to welcome you here and help however she can. Monica knows bodywork exceptionally well, and is naturally talented at customer relations. She will be in and out of Deep doing massages during your time here and she is excited to meet you.

Founder

MONICA HARTNETT

Why choose Luke from

Mandala for your internship?

DIY EXPERIENCE

Designed every aspect of Deep, worked with city officials, and performed as both the grunt and the project manager in the build out. Excavated the plumbing lines, hung the drywall, installed the showers and pools, and laid the flooring.

CENTER OWNER

Hosts floats 30+ hours per week, and does all the maintenance on the float pool chemistry & equipment.

FLOAT LOVE

Loves floating, and talks with other float center owners every day.

FLOAT FOR LIFE

Floated at 9 different centers and counting.

TRUSTED

His inventions for float tanks are in 200 + float centers and counting.

MARKETING

Built and maintains both www.floatdeep.com and www.mandalafloat.com, and makes all marketing materials for Mandala and Deep.

BUILDOUTS

Involved on site at 6 float center buildouts, and counting.

CONNECTED

Attended 5 Float Conferences, and counting, and completed two 3 day internships at float centers.

EXPERIENCE

Experience building countless comprehensive floorplans which include electrical, HVAC, soundproofing, and ADA requirements.

TRANSPARENT

Honesty, integrity, and a willingness to always do the right thing

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Carla Cooper,
Zaniya Massage

Adding a float room can be stressful. Doing it blindly is nuts! Actually meeting Luke at his center, learning everything from cleaning, chemistry and maintenance to brainstorming on ideas for my new addition made my blind leap more comforting and relaxing. Luke is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. If you're thinking of adding a float room, I HIGHLY recommend this intern program. If nothing else, go and enjoy some excellent food and great company!   

Sonia Pagliuso,

Still Water Float Centre

I feel much more comfortable and confident moving forward in my own Float centre after my internship there. Many of my concerns and anxieties were laid to rest thanks to Luke. I would recommend this internship to anyone opening a Float centre

Susie Larson,
Jonti Life

Luke is a fantastic DIYer. After spending time with him, I now know I will be able to save some substantial start up costs by doing my own stuff on several items. I’d highly recommend anyone considering purchasing prebuilt tanks of any type to visit and check out Luke’s masterful work.

Ready to soak it all in?

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