TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2022 – Toronto-based Hoame, North America’s largest modern meditation studio, is giving consumers a taste of what self-care in the metaverse could be with an immersive virtual meditation studio for Meta Quest. The newly-launched subscription-based VR meditation app brings Hoame’s unique in-studio experience to users around the world offering access to daily studio classes and on-demand meditations in beautiful virtual spaces guided by a diverse roster of expert instructors and 15+ class styles.
“A sense of place and immersion is central to the Hoame experience, it’s what makes the studio an important part of our clients’ mindfulness practices,” says mental health clinician and Hoame co-founder, Carolyn Plater MSW, RSW who created the business alongside fellow mental health clinician Stephanie Kersta MSc, RP and Benjamin Plater.
The app is launching at a time when extended lockdowns, closures, and fears around indoor classes, alongside increased isolation has many individuals feeling stressed and struggling with their mental health. Virtual reality allows Hoame to bring the elevated, impactful classes taught in the Toronto studio to subscribers around the world without the risk of lockdowns impacting their practice.
Similar to Hoame’s Toronto-based studio, Hoame for Oculus / Meta Quest makes community and connection an important part of its mission, allowing users to feel connected with others during the class. The virtual environment allows Hoame subscribers to access a suite of mental health tools.
- Daily in-studio classes
- Growing library of on demand experiences
- Breathwork practice
- Monthly events & workshops
- Expert instructors
- Real studio community
- Progress tracker
- Mood surveys
- Sit-set customizer
- 7-day free trial