Your peak potential is our mission.
Unplug. Breakthrough. Transcend. Heal. Explore.
Are all of these things achievable by floating? We think so.
We’re avid floaters, so we have huge respect for its many diverse benefits. But when you get down to it, what really motivates us is the notion of helping people be their best.
When we get in touch with our best selves, we feel and think better. We create and perform better. We’re better dads and sisters and neighbors and friends. The world is, we dare say, better! And that’s an idea we wanted to get behind.
Jonathan Murray, Founder
I discovered the modality of floating while living in Portland, Oregon. Before this discovery, I had experienced different careers such as selling motorcycles, working as a pilot, waiting tables, and bartending. I knew that deep down I wanted to help my fellow man but wasn’t sure how best to accomplish this. I firmly believe that people can only change themselves from the inside out, through their own rigorous journey of self-discovery. Floating enables a person to embark on a true voyage of the mind, as well as providing the body an ideal environment for rest and healing. Needless to say, my first float turned me instantly into an evangelist. I had stumbled upon a practice that could aid my fellow humans into becoming the best versions of ourselves.
Sarah Maynard-Murray, Float Chief
I hold an M.ED and have spent several years working in the non profit sector with students with disabilities. Currently, I am a Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Instructor and hold a 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification with the Yoga Alliance. Introduced to floating by my husband, I quickly became a fan! Floating paired with a daily practice of Integrative Restoration (iRest) provided me with the tools I needed to manage my struggle with postpartum depression, anxiety and symptoms of PTSD. iRest made such a significant improvement in my life that I decided that I wanted to share this passion with others. As a Veteran, I understand the challenges that lie before our men and women who have and are serving our military. iRest provides a path to help those who are suffering find the happiness they deserve. I look forward to sharing the gifts of floating and iRest with anyone who is seeking comfort, clarity and peace.
Ryan Burr, Float Tech
Ryan joins the Uncharted Waters cohort as our newest Float Tech. Having volunteered for our organization before, we knew his easy going demeanor and hard working mentality would make him a great asset to the team. A musician with a knack for IT, his passion for holistic wellness has made him an integral part of our crew. When he’s not working, Ryan can be found jamming with friends, attending live shows, and eating his weight in pizza with toppings as eclectic and unique as he is.
Phil McGraw, Float Tech
After my 2nd float in 2013, I became passionate about floating and attended the international float conference in Portland with the intention to become involved in the float industry in some way, but didn’t know how. Within 12 weeks of the conference, a dream manifested into reality and I opened a float center called U-Float. 4 years later on Dec. 26 2017, our building suffered a devastating fire resulting in a total loss for all 8 businesses and 39 residents in the building.
Immediately following the fire, Jonathan and Sarah graciously reached out to me and opened their doors at Uncharted Waters to myself and beloved float clients to have a place for healing.
Within weeks of the fire, I signed up for Sarah’s 6 week iRest program and also began integrating iFloat sessions into my weekly floats. These 2 POWERFUL tools allowed me to build a foundation for inviting balance and a state of calm reflection back into my life. I am eternally grateful to Jonathan and Sarah for providing me a path toward wellness and showing me just how altruistic the float industry can be. Floating and meditation are keys to our mental and physical well being and will continue to be the foundation for my personal recovery.
I’m a Yellow Labrador/Sharpei mix, a rescue and certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Having kids read to me at the Puyallup Library and helping Pacific Lutheran University students relax during exam week are some of my favorite activities. I also enjoy yummy treats, Chuck-It, and a good belly scratch.
Why Uncharted Waters?
To us, the name conveys the idea of tapping into your own highest potential. By unlocking unhelpful physical and mental patterns, floating helps us get out of our own way. It opens us to a world we may have never seen.
From Portland to Tacoma with love, we invite the citizens of Puget Sound to unplug from their smart phones, breakthrough mental barriers, transcend old habits, heal mental and physical trauma, and explore their own personal uncharted waters.